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Toby was your spiritual guardian through the murky depths of humour. He regularly looks after the punters at The Last Laugh, and hosts BBC Radio Sheffield’s Breakfast Show. He’s been on telly quite a bit, doing 2 episodes of The Stand Up Show, That Peter Kay Thing, Comedy Nation, The Comedy Cafe, Extras and Derrick. He’s best known from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.
“Laugh Your Ass Off Comedy” – The List
“Worth the admission price on his own” – T&A
“Like a human defibrillator” – Chortle
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JANICE CONNOLLY AS MRS BARBARA NICE
Janice was spotted by Peter Kay as Barbara at The North West new act final – that he had won the previous year (Other winners include Caroline Aherne John Thompson and Dave Spikey ). He asked her to be in his new TV series “That Peter Kay thing” and she then went on to star in both series of “Phoenix Nights “ as god fearing Holy Mary .Oher Tv includes playing Peter`s mum In Coronation Street .”Max and Paddy “as Holy Mary again – Dave Spikey`s “Dead Man Weds “as Carole and BBC 2`s skating rink comedy ”Thin Ice “
In 2006 Janice appeared at the Fringe performing at The Pleasance Dome in award winning Pentabus Theatres “White Open Spaces” to much critical success. The play, which examined racism in the countryside , was transferred to The Soho Theatre in Sept and went on to play The national Theatre in Stockholm before being shortlisted for a 2006 South Bank award. The play was also serialised on radio 4`s Women`s Hour.
Mrs Barbara Nice
Mrs. Barbara Nice is a much loved headline act throughout Britain – Mother of Five from Stockport she believes in bargains and getting the most out of life –Ergonomically correct she doesn`t drive and travels the country by National Express coach –her husband knows nothing of her burgeoning comedy career –he thinks she`s either at Bingo or dog sitting. She has been compared to the following –Victoria Wood , Mrs. Merton , Janis Joplin, The Shake `n` Vac woman , Julie Walters and Patti Smith.
“The malapropism spouting Stockport Housewife is a force of nature –energetically cajoling the audience to take part in her hare brained stunts and injecting an unbeatable air of fun and excitement into the room.” Chortle
“prepare for the mothering of your life“ Yorkshire on line
“ Barbara Nice truely is the peoples Princess …She is a monument to triumph over adversity and a beacon to ordinary people “ Brighton Argos
“-you’re guaranteed the best night out with a woman old enough to be your mother that you`ve had in a long time!“ British Theatre Stage
“Hilarious Whatever she does” Manchester On line
“Excellent -Has The Audience in the palm of her hand right from the start – great timing and unique comic insights “ Natalie Anglesy – Manchester Eve News
“ A warm and wonderful act ,an enthusiastic , live-wire force of nature its hard not to love.” Chortle “The Benign Dictator“ Daniel Kitson
Kevin is from Cheshire, though often mistaken as being from Yorkshire due to his ridiculous northern accent. He performs all over the UK and overseas at clubs including The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, universities and festivals. His material ranges from storytelling, observations on daily life and one liners. He also has a great ability to mimic most accents.
He has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in sell out shows and has toured UK theatres as the support act for top comics Tim Vine and Lucy Porter. Kevin is also an actor recently appearing as a Circus Clown in Martin Scorsese‘s recent film ‘Hugo‘.
He performed his critically acclaimed successful debut solo show ‘In…sane’ based on the real life events of suffering (then recovering from) a nervous breakdown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012. Kevin returned to Edinburgh in 2013 with an equally successful follow up show entitled “Kevin Dewsbury: Out Now”. He has also been the support act for Michael Mcintyre, Omid Djalili and Russell Howard. Kevin is currently starring as ‘James’ in the Stan James Bookmakers national TV advertising campaign. Kevin is also an excellent club and corporate MC.
“Slickness and sheer talent” TIME OUT
“An excellent comedian, one of the most underrated comics on the circuit” TOBY FOSTER, LAST LAUGH COMEDY, BBC SHEFFIELD AND STAR OF PHOENIX NIGHTS
“A real treat of understated deadpan humour” THREE WEEKS, EDINBURGH
Comedy Clubs to corporate events award winning Phil is the comedian for all occasions. Phil`s act has taken him to some weird & wonderful places, from a scout hut in Unst in the Shetland Isles to a portacabin on mount Alice in the Falkland Islands, basically he`ll go anywhere for a laugh!
His act has become a firm favorite with the armed forces & has seen him touring places as far afield as The Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Kuwait, Bosnia & Germany, appearing with fellow comics as well as megastars including eighties icons Tony Hadley & Bucks Fizz! In 2002 he won City Life Comedian of the Year, previous winners include Peter Kay & Steve Coogan.
“A ready wit, one to watch!” – BBC Leeds
“Comedian Phil Walker continues to evolve in leaps and bounds & his material is as up to date as tonight’s news.” – The Stage