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Comedy

THIS UNIQUE THREE-DAY FESTIVAL PLAYS HOST TO A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES, INCLUDING AN ECLECTIC MIX OF LIVE COMEDY ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Friday…


Matt Stellingwerf – MC

Matt Stellingwerf is a fast rising star on the international comedy scene, and highly regarded by his peers. Matt has won four NZ Comedy Guild Awards, been nominated for several others, and was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2014 NZ International Comedy Festival.


Ada Camp

As the alter-ego to comedian and researcher Naomi Paxton, Campe’s performances are true variety at it’s very best, rife with the absurd and the outlandish, mystery and intrigue and unabashed, pure comedy.


Paul Pirie

A brilliant natural comedian, Paul Pirie comes packed full of energy and uses every ounce to maximum effect, with superb delivery. With a set that jumps from bitchy to silly, you’re never more than a line away from a great pun, insight or well crafted punch line, delivered with a ferocity that makes Paul’s humble beginnings on the Scottish circuit seem such a long time ago.


Dane Baptiste

Original and provocative, Baptiste has already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Angelos Epithemiou

The creation of Dan Renton Skinner – a member of the Dutch Elm Conservatoire Sketch group – Angelos Epithemiou is the owner of a burger van who wanted to break into showbusiness. He got his break in 2009, when he became a permanent team member on the revival of Shooting Stars, replacing Johnny Vegas on Ulrika Jonsson’s Team B, before becoming the scorer. Nominated for the breakthrough award and best sketch or character act at the 2010 Chortle awards. In 2012 he starred in his own Channel 4 series.


Saturday…

Kae Kurd – MC

British-Kurdish stand up with a political edge – Kae Kurd delivers joke after rapid joke, to the point where your stomach will hurt from laughing, as well as a fresh perspective on important topics


Rahul Kohli

Rahul Kohli is a fast rising comedian, impressing in a number of competitions, having been a Fosters So You Think You’re Funny Semi-Finalist 2013, a Fosters Golden Jesters Comedian of the Year 2014, and a Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2014 Finalist.


Aaron Simmonds

Aaron Simmonds has been failing to stand up for 30 years; luckily he is far better at comedy than standing up. “A comedian going places” Places that are wheelchair accessible. He has a unique perspective on life, usually of people’s belly buttons, which gives him stories to tell, and a sore neck.


Tanyalee Davis

Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian who inspires, enlightens, and entertains her audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy.


Rhys James

Rhys James is a comedian who began performing in 2009 in student competitions such as Comedy Central’s Funniest Student in 2010, and Chortle’s Student Comedy Award. He made his Edinburgh debut as a performer for The Pleasance Comedy Reserve in 2010, and again in 2012 as a performer in AAA- Stand Up. He has also written material for Russell Howard’s Good News.