Opener: Sy Thomas
Sy Thomas is an actor, presenter, stand-up comedian, writer, filmmaker (well, low-budget online videos), occasional TV audience warm-up, and deceptively competent table-tennis player. Sy's wide-ranging acting skills have featured in a wealth of roles on television and online – including CBBC’s 13 part sci-fi sitcom ‘The Revolting World of Stanley Brown’; BBC1’s ‘Richard Hammond’s Secret Service’: Channel 4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’; and online in ‘Summer Hoff Love’ alongside David Hasselhoff. Sy warmed-up studio audiences for two series of ‘Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit’ for Dave, as well as having done similar for Blue Peter, Disney, and Cartoon Network.
Middle Spot: Richard Lindesay
Richard is a flute playing Stand-up Comedian, and has performed throughout Australia, Europe, and the UK. 'Richard is a comedy wunderkind!' Tim Ferguson, Doug Anthony All Stars, and Writer/Director of "Spin Out" "His exquisitely crafted wordplay is delivered with a style that sets him above other one-liners - my audience loved him!" -Wimborne Comedy
Headliner: Leo Kearse
Scottish Comedian of the Year Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm - doing weekends for The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Bound and Gagged, Top Secret, Backyard Club - and abroad, with 2018 taking in Adelaide, Melbourne, Ibiza, Turkey, Holland, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Belarus and Denmark. He's written for BBC comedy including the Breaking The News and Sam Delaney's News Thing.
"He churns out the gags, provoking a steady stream of laughs in his tight set, which strides purposefully between topics with muscular, efficient lines on each. Kearse was both an audience and judges’ favourite, and the deserved winner" - Steve Bennett, Chortle