Starring MC Matt Reed, Larry Dean and Mark Simmons
Big Mouth favourite Matt Reed is leading proceedings again for the second Christmas Special and it’s gonna be a cracker….
Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer. After being crowned Scottish Comedian Of The Year when he was 23, his star has continued to rise: from a nomination for the Foster’s Comedy Award for Best Newcomer to being one of the standout performers on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala at the Melbourne International Festival. Since then he’s toured internationally, starred on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, BBC2’s Mock The Week and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and worked alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, having been invited join the line up on Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, as well as supporting Eddie Izzard on tour.
His chirpy, raconteur style have led many to suggest this exciting Glaswegian is the heir to Billy Connolly’s Scottish comedy crown!
“Unexpected and excellent.” The Sunday Times
“Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate too.” The Guardian
“One of the brightest rising stars.” Metro
Mark Simmons is an exceptional one-liner comedian which won him a place in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017 & 2019. His recent solo shows at the festival, One-Linerer, One-Linererer and One-Linerererer have been huge hits, with sell out shows every day and a nomination for Best Show by the Amused Moose Comedy Award Fringe Show 2017.
Mark has appeared on Mock The Week (BBC), Out There (ITV) alongside Milton Jones and has also recorded a Channel 4 pilot with Bridget Christie, and has been tour support for Rob Brydon, Seann Walsh and Rob Beckett, as well as one off shows supporting Michael McIntyre and Jack Dee.
Mark has also released his own, brand-new podcast – Jokes With Mark Simmons. In each episode, Mark invites a fellow comic such as Seann Walsh, Angela Barnes and Nick Helm to discuss their worst material and why it didn’t work.
On the radio, Mark co-hosts with Seann Walsh on the Newish Show as well as the Filmish Show on Fubar Radio, he also recently debuted on BBC Radio 4 where he guest-starred on the Today Program.
Mark’s TV presence is also growing. As well as recently recording a couple of TV pilots, he has starred in the hit BBC3 documentary One for The Road, where a film crew followed him alongside Seann Walsh on tour in the Scottish Highlands. Also online, Mark can be seen in his comical web-series, Mark Simmons – The Face Of…
“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ★★★★
“Master of one liners.” ★★★★★ One 4 Review
Line-ups subject to change. Not for the easily offended.
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