M/C: Drew Taylor
South Wales based Drew has been making waves all over the UK comedy scene despite only being active since April 2015. A sharp observational style combined with a strong stage presence and confidence has meant Drew has fitted right in alongside some of the far more experienced acts he has been booked to support. In addition to this, Drew also regularly MCs three different nights across the South Wales scene. Drew is currently best suited to opener and paid middle spots for any sized night and can also close and MC small rooms with ease.
OPENER: Sami Stone
Stone came to comedy through storytelling. Her stand up, largely autobiographical with a few social and political observations peppered throughout, leans on little caricatures and sound clips to create funny and thought provoking insights Stone has worked in the arts consistently throughout her life always supplementing it with waitressing, dog-walking and being a ghost. ( Arundel 'ghost tours') 'Intelligent, yet wonderfully silly' THE MONTREAL GAZETTE' 'Wickedly talented and darkly wonderful '- TIME OUT MAGAZINE, LONDON
'An erudite and dark set, which explored the explicit and unseen avenues of comedy' .' ARTS AWARD VOICE
'Brilliant Woody Allen type truisms' LATEST MAGAZINE
MIDDLE SPOTS: Gareth Thomas, Col Howarth
Since his debut in the middle of 2016, Welsh based comedian Gareth Thomas has racked up a large number of quality gigs and built up a reputation as one of the rising stars of Welsh Comedy. Thomas did his first gig as a warm up to comedy and TV star Greg Davies, he takes you through his battle of having a huge head and large stomach.
'The homely and affable comedy of Col Howarth...an exuberant guy who delivers his musings with the biggest smile...' Piste-Off Comedy, Cardiff'Already establishing himself as a regular on the South Wales comedy circuit Col is one to watch.' Giggle Geyser, Swansea'...a really wonderful MC with a real like-ability on stage and a very warm and engaging manner. Excellent!' Hannah Silvester, The Roadhouse, Birmingham.'
HEADLINER: Sean Mcloughlin
Sean McLoughlin, an acidic comic who works in material about his own depression, relationship anxiety and self-loathing – but who, rest assured, creates some absorbing comedy from it all, thanks to a captivating manner and a brilliant turn of phrase.
Come witness the astonishing resurrection of 'the best comedian you haven't heard of yet (Time Out). 'One brilliant punchline after another... staggeringly high success rate' **** (List). 'At once hilarious and painfully revelatory'. **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Blind-sides you out of nowhere' **** (Shortcom.com). 'An incredible achievement' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Stand-out stand-up' (Evening Standard). 'A genuinely fresh and powerful voice... it is wonderful' (Scotsman). As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. Support act for Ricky Gervais for his 2017 Humanity tour.