The Comedy Defect
Jamie Oliphant (Comedian)

Jamie Oliphant (Comedian)

September 28, 2022

Jamie has been up and down the country delighting audiences with his easy charm and quirky wit. After doing his critically acclaimed first hour at Edinburgh in 2019, a unique teacher’s perspective from the front line of a North West London high school – he sold out 2 shows at Vault festival and is currently working on his follow up show. 

Sharp observations and a keen eye for the absurb”- Jen Brister

Put everything down, take a deep breath and go see Jamie Oliphant” – Deadline News

Nicole Harris (Comedian)

Nicole Harris (Comedian)

August 31, 2022
Nicole specialises in a unique blend of improv and written material, creating a show that you won’t want to miss.  She is like the Kinder Egg of comedians.  You don’t know quite what you’ll get but it will definitely be a great surprise.
 
Nicole was the first woman to win Jewish Comedian of the Year in 2016 and has since gone on to be a finalist in the New Act of The Year competition in 2019 performing at the Hackney Empire.  In the same year Nicole was selected to host the prestigious AAA Stand Up Late show at the Gilded Balloon and is making a name for herself as ‘one to watch’ on the comedy circuit.
 
“Taking Laughter to the Next Level” (Jewish Chronicle)
“Works a room like no other” (Fulham Comedy Club)
“Can’t explain the amazing energy Nicole creates in a room..needs to be seen” (Pear Face Comedy Club)
Ali Woods (Comedian)

Ali Woods (Comedian)

July 27, 2022

ALI WOODS

Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2020

BBC New Comedian of the Year 2018 Nominee

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017 Runner Up 

Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year 2017 Finalist

 

"In a world full of wannabes, Woods is the real deal"

London Evening Standard

 

"wins over the crowd with his vigour... a club-ready comic"

Chortle

 

"More show than bro, Ali is a new and original voice in comedy, and a much needed one given the current climate; check him out!"

Dane Baptiste

 

@aliwoodsgigs

Ashley Gorman (Comedian & Filmmaker)

Ashley Gorman (Comedian & Filmmaker)

June 29, 2022

Ashley Gorman is one of the newer acts on the pro comedy scene after plying his trade for three years on the open mic circuit. Ashley mines his own life for comedy Gold and is an exceptional story teller that will have you in hysterics both on and off stage with anecdotes about his outlandish lifestyle.

Lee Hudson (Comedian)

Lee Hudson (Comedian)

June 1, 2022

Lee has been performing standup for four years. He was a semi finalist in the 2018 ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ competition and a finalist in the 2019 Roast Battle UK tournament. His dry mix of self deprecation, observational humour and storytelling has seen him perform at top clubs both across the UK and internationally. In the US he has appeared on the Comedy Central and All Things Comedy podcast networks.

Aaron Levene (Comedian & Actor)

Aaron Levene (Comedian & Actor)

April 27, 2022
Aaron Levene is a likable Buddhist Jew comedian with darkly funny tales of neurosis and family, mixed with observational/self-deprecating material. Now regularly opening paid 20s, Aaron has performed over 600 gigs including runs every year at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2014. Two-handers with Philip Simon, Andy Zapp and Si Deaves (Brighton) led to a 2017 sell-out run at The Camden Fringe, "Jew-O-Rama."  This mixed bill of the best Jewish comedians in the country has since received 4-star reviews (with Aaron being called the highlight of the show) and will return to the Ed Fringe in 2019.

For five years Aaron has worked his way up through the comedy circuit, now performing paid 20-minute sets in professional clubs around the country as well as Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris. Praised for his likeability, honesty, and joke telling, Aaron uses his strange but true-life story, transforming it into comedy.

" The woefully self-deprecating comic Aaron Levene was next. He was the highlight of the set, letting the audience into his love life. The Uncle Fester lookalike confessed to struggling in the dating world, being more into M&Ms than S&M, and provided the best one-liner of the afternoon; there’s orange Jews and lemon Jews, some people find them a little Hassidic. " **** Jewish Chronicle

"Acidic Wit" **** Edinburgh Reporter

Aaron is a pro - with very funny expertly crafted material coupled with an endearing and engaging performance. We have consistently booked Aaron for 20-minute spots and look forward to having him on future bills. - Ric Wharton Comedy Knights
Jonathan Mayor (Comedian)

Jonathan Mayor (Comedian)

March 30, 2022

Jonathan Mayor is a huge cult figure in comedy. When Jonathan arrives on stage, with his savage and truly hilarious wit, its showtime!

He is one of the most requested MCs by many venues – including as resident compere at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket, where the list has included Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Steve Coogan. It also explains the huge variety of work he is asked to do across the country, including burlesque shows, cabaret nights, Pride festivals, biker festivals, corporate occasions, street theatre, gourmet nights at some of Manchester’s top restaurants, balls, weddings, civil partnerships, birthday parties and poetry nights. Presenting experience includes The North West Comedy Awards 2006 alongside Bradley Walsh and in 2007 alongside Dave Spikey.

He was Sarah Millican’s go-to host and support act, MC’ing her new material nights Sarah Millican and Friends and performing as warm-up man for her television series The Sarah Millican Television Show.

He has also appeared regularly for Manchester Pride, Europride, Glasgay Arts Festival, Homotopia Arts Festival, Queer Up North and Manchester/Leicester Comedy Festivals. He also hosts the annual Great British Bear Bash, Manchester Pride Games Dinner and has hosted a number of sporting events at Manchester Pride Games and the Gay Rugby World Cup (the Bingham Cup).

Calum Ross (Comedian)

Calum Ross (Comedian)

February 23, 2022

‘Host of Roast Battle U.K. Calum is a regular on the London Comedy Circuit’

@calumcomedy

Charmaine Davies (Actress & Comedian)

Charmaine Davies (Actress & Comedian)

January 26, 2022

Charmaine Davies has not only supported Jo Brand in London's West End, but has performed stand-up and MC'd at countless comedy venues and events. Her unique charm and sense of humour have kept audiences laughing on both sides of the Atlantic. Charmaine is currently the resident MC at the cult comedy night, 'Funny Fursdays' at The Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton

When working in the USA Charmaine appeared in 'Cheaters' (The Really Channel), and with Gary Coleman in the film 'Midgets and Mascots'. She also featured in several infomercials in the USA, and a commercial for Always Ultra transmitted in the USA, Canada, Russia, and the UK. Since returning to Britain, Charmaine has performed on 'Sing Date' (Sky TV Living), and starred in 'Funny Fursdays - A Mockumentary' (Latest TV). She also appears in the feature film 'Surprise', directed by Peter Hewitt.

Charmaine has worked as a presenter on Adur FM and Sauce FM And she can currently be heard on the Saturday Morning Breakfast show on Trickstar F

Johnny Kats (Comedian)

Johnny Kats (Comedian)

December 29, 2021

A talented and energetic performer with an arsenal of impersonations, Johnny Kats is a dynamic Stand Up comedian. For over five years, this comedian and NOVA 100 presenter has been making audiences laugh all over Australia and the world.

Johnny is currently co-host of the fast paced, top rating, irreverent and hilarious NOVA night show (DMG radio) with Johnny and Jody (7pm-10pm Weeknights) broadcast throughout Melbourne.

On the Stand Up comedy scene, Johnny has had sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has won several Stand up comedy competitions including the Anglers Tavern “Angling for a Laugh” hosted by Russell Gilbert and first prize in the same year in the Comics Lounge “So you think your funny” (2004).

In 2004 Johnny Kats travelled to New York City to perform his unique brand of comedy at some of the most popular comedy clubs and attended a five-week workshop at the American Comedy Institute.

Johnny Kats was Co-Host with Dave Hughes for “Make poverty History” at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2006). Johnny is also a regular ‘fill in’ for the NOVA breakfast show ‘Hughsey and Kate’, when the team are on holidays.

Johnny was also a support act for American Comedian Dave Chappelle at the Boston Comedy Club in New York City (2004).

“”¦the frontrunner is Kats for his original style”¦.big laughs.” The Age Newspaper (2002)

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