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Starring: MC Josh Jones, Matt Richardson, Markus Birdman and Njambi McGrath.

Totally adorable MC Josh Jones is a high-energy performer who wins the audience over from the off. This super camp Manchester lad can tackle a range of subjects from school yard politics to gay rights in Pakistan and is able to improvise on the fly creating razor sharp observations.

Josh started comedy in the North West playing tough rooms to scary old drunk men, but this made Josh the strong comedian that he is today. This young, friendly, and energetic performer has the cutest little baby face that makes you love him despite the awful things he says! Josh recently presented the series Fast Food Face Off on BBC Three.

“Engaging personality, and a back-story that should keep him in routines for years to come” Chortle

Matt Richardson is a multi-award winning stand-up comedian, TV and radio presenter.

Having started stand-up in 2009 at just 18 years old, Matt soon made it through to the finals of two national stand-up competitions, the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny and the Chortle Student Comedy Award, as well as coming runner up in the Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year and winning the Newbury and Bath Comedy Festival New Act competitions. Since then Matt has become one of the UK’s most exciting young performers and presenters, hosting the drive-time show on Virgin Radio.

His TV credits include co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack, co-hosting Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live! alongside Christine Lampard and hosting the live spin off show alone, two documentaries for ITV2 – Pampered Pooches, Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, a series regular role on Viral Tap (ITV2), Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Big Brothers Bit on the Side, Fake Reaction, Its Not Me It’s You, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now! and countless other shows.

“Hilarious and charming.” The Mirror
“A whirling ball of talent..he could read the phonebook and make it funny!” Off Beat Magazine

Markus Birdman is one of British comedy’s most experienced and well travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs.

Having toured with Paul Sinha (The Chase) and worked alongside Jerry Seinfield, Markus has also performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest.

His international gig list would give Michael Palin a run for his money, with shows in Singapore, The Netherlands, Qatar, Bahrain, Austria, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, Finland, Cyprus and India to name a few.

Not to be missed, catch him in the UK before he jets off again…

“Birdman is the all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly. A master of timing and physical comedy, he made me laugh so hard it hurt.” BBC

“A consummate comic…. energetic, engaging, thought-provoking and funny.”
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Originally from Kenya but now living in London, Njambi McGrath has become a familiar face on the circuit and at comedy festivals across the UK. Racking up an impressive 5 solo hour shows at the Edinburgh Festival, her most recent Breaking Black was picked up by Next Up Comedy, Amazon & Apple and released as her debut comedy special.

Njambi is also becoming a familiar face on TV having appeared on STV during the Edinburgh Fringe, Sky & ITV News, French TV, Bloomberg Africa TV & Nigerian TV, on top of that Njambi starred in the BBC New Year International Comedy Celebration which was aired on I-player and BBC World Service.

The winner of the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year (NATYS) 2019, she has also filmed four comedy Specials available on NextUp, Amazon and Apple and is the author of Through The Leopard’s Gaze which was published in 2019.

Since her debut in 2010, she was voted 1 of 5 top female comedians to watch by Fabulous Magazine 2012 and was shortlisted for the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards a year later. She has appeared on BBC World New Years Comedy, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Saturday Live, and the BBC World Service.

“Cutting edge confident comedian.” Fringe Review
“The most unique show at the Edinburgh Festival.”★★★★ The List

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