Starring MC Matt Reed, Christian Reilly and Mark Nelson
It’s Christmas!!!! The first of Middlesbrough’s two Christmas Specials – and it’s the perfect way to kick start the festivities!
With MC Matt Reed at the helm, you know you’re in for a cracking night. The gin guzzling, Jesus lookalike has the most infectious giggle in the business and is a blooming genius at getting the audience involved.
Christian Reilly has long been a favourite act at Big Mouth. His ‘Lolalternative rock’ musical comedy is always a fantastic crowd pleaser. Sharp-eyed comedy fans will already know and love Christian for his award winning and downright hilarious work with both Rich Hall and Bill Bailey.
“A charmingly confident performer, an accomplished musician and a clever comic… The funniest songs I have heard in a long time ” The Scotsman
Since winning the inaugural Scottish Comedian of the Year Award in 2006, barely a year after his first-ever open-spot, Mark Nelson’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and superb one-liners has seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy powerhouses. He has been tour support for Jason Manford, Russell Kane and Jim Jeffries.
With a likeable manner on stage belying some of the stronger content, Nelson often has audiences laughing at things they know they really shouldn’t be laughing at. An MA degree in Politics from Glasgow University supports his brilliantly topical writing and, although his stand-up is certainly not for the easily offended, the material is intelligent, well-conceived and beautifully crafted, all supported by a very confident delivery.
More recently Mark has appeared on The One Show (BBC1) Comedy Marathon (BBC3) and Comedy Underground (BBC Scotland)
Mark has sold out his hour-long shows at more than a dozen Glasgow International Comedy Festivals and performed six hugely successful seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2017 he was voted by Voice magazine as Winner of Pick of the Fringe.
“Mark Nelson possesses a talent that is simply obscene..you’ll want to see what all the fuss is about..his act definitely reveals a star in the making.” The List
“A viciously sharp sense of timing” Metro
“A remarkably accomplished stage presence… blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste. ” Sunday Times
Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.
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