Starring: MC Danny McLoughlin, Jimmy McGhie, Allyson June Smith and President Obonjo
Sharp material and quick wits have seen Big Mouth favourite Danny McLoughlin firmly establish himself as one of the country’s premier comics and most sought after MCs.
Jimmy McGhie was an Assistant Producer for the BBC’s Science and History Dept, having spent seven years working in factual television before he ran off to join the stand up comedy circus professionally in 2009. Since then he has performed stand up all over the world and appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. He regularly provides the studio warm up for BBC1’s Graham Norton Show and ITV’s Loose Women.
Throughout 2020 he performed in and hosted a variety of online shows, gigs and corporate events live from his salubrious attic, but he is happiest back on the road and in front of live crowds. Jimmy performed his critically acclaimed 9th solo show ‘BA (Hons)’ to sell out crowds at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe and was due to continue on to the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra Comedy Festivals, until disaster struck and he was unceremoniously booted back home for a yearlong lockdown party on the sofa. Back in 2019 , BA (Hons) played to full rooms and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and was selected as one of the Scotsman newspaper critic’s best shows.
“He is the perfect little comedy package” The Scotsman
Allyson June Smith commands every stage she walks on to with her own dynamite brand of hilarious material, driven by the strong rhythms that are a hallmark of so much North American stand-up. She has supported the likes of Katherine Ryan, Stewart Francis, John Bishop, Stephen Merchant and Jason Manford.
Her bold, observational style saw her quickly achieve prominence in Canada. A multiple Canadian Comedy Award Nominee for Best Female Stand Up, Allyson’s credits include her own hour long Comedy Now TV Special, appearances on CBC Radio’s hit show The Debaters, and the Winnipeg, Halifax and Montreal Just For Laughs Festivals, to name just a few.
Using her sassy blend of in-your-face stand-up and hilariously insightful commentary it is her genuine and unique sense of humour, combined with excellent performance timing, that has made audiences laugh so much!
‘Simply one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever worked with. Can play any crowd and always has them laughing their heads off. She’s gonna be a huge star.’ Jason Manford
As the larger-than-life, uber-confident, self-appointed, side-splitting dictator of ‘Lafta Republic’, President Obonjo has quietly been leading a comedy revolution to become the first President to take over the comedy industry by storm.
“It’s a great comic construct, with lots of seized opportunities for playing with the clichés”
– Steve Bennett, Chortle.
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