Why Settle For Just One Top Comedian
Why settle for just one top comedian when we’ve got a whole line-up at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.
Liverpudlian-in-exile Silky has always been hilarious. At only his fourth ever gig he was on BBC1 in the final of the 1995 BBC New Comedy Awards alongside Lee Mack (Mock The Week, Not Going Out) and Julian Barratt (Mighty Boosh). He’s an award-winning act coming runner-up in Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year and had been Nominee Liverpool Echo Arts and Entertainment Award twice.
Silky has performed internationally, including gigs in China, the Philippines, the Gulf, Singapore, the US, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and all over Europe, including at the Glastonbury Festival. He also headlined the inaugural Frampton Mansell comedy festival, the world’s smallest and does warm-up work for BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Other television appearances include The Stand-Up Show (BBC1), James Campbell’s Silly Experiment (SO TV/Disney Worldwide), Coronation Street and Gagging for It (Granada), The Loafers (BBC Digital), Hollyoaks and Brookside (Mersey TV), Heartbeat and Rhinoceros (Yorkshire TV), Sky TV, The Superchannel (Denmark) and Channel 6.
“Left me with aching stomach muscles, teary eyes and a need to buy more anti-wrinkle cream for the laughter lines around my eyes.” BBC
“Most remarkable… His ability to play the hardest rooms is legendary amongst comedians.” Liverpool Echo
“Immaculately funny.” Time Out
“A star in the making.” The Laughter Lounge
Junior Simpson, British stand up and renowned top comedian quickly established himself as an incredibly talented performer.
He is a regular face on the television who has had numerous appearances. These including Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank, Richard & Judy, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The 11 O’Clock Show, School of Silence, Big Brother’s Little Brother and Love Actually. He has also been a warm-up artist for many television shows including I’m Alan Partridge and Dead Ringers. He appeared on Top Gear with Richard Hammond, testing the Cadillac Escalade. More recently he was recently on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast with Joe Rogan and Russell Peters and is also the voice of Lizard from Tinga Tinga Tales.
He has also worked with the likes of top comedians Jo Brand, Frank Skinner and Jonathan Ross.
Simpson regularly headlines at clubs across Britain as well as performing in South Africa and Australia on a regular basis. He has performed at festivals all over the world including at the Reading Festival, Brighton Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“My highlight was Junior Simpson. A vigorous raconteur and vibrant mimic with lots to say. Watch that Man!” The Guardian
“The new Lenny Henry.” The Times
“His material is excellent.” Daily Mail
Simon Lomas is a stand-up comedian from Manchester who currently performs on the North West comedy circuit. He has done more than two hundred gigs and has had the pleasure of performing alongside such acts as Bobby Mair, Phil Wang, Patrick Monahan and Justin Moorhouse and in October he supported Simon Munnery on the Manchester date of his 2016 tour.
He has won lots of amazing competitions including, ‘Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2016’, King Gong, Manchester and Beat the Frog, Manchester.
“Imaginative, delightful wordplay.” Chortle
“Sharp and solid joke writing.” The Skinny
“Splendidly different and very funny.” Notts Comedy Review
“An hilarious act with a unique delivery style.” Chortle Kombat
Plus your MC is Damion Larkin, one of Britain’s most promising comedy talents, renowned for being a spontaneous and a lovable host.
“One of the country’s top new comedians.” BBC
All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!
Friday. 3 November 2017 at 8pm
Tickets: £17.50 book now