BRIAN HIGGINS

 

Brian is one of the most experienced headline acts on the comedy circuit. He moved to London in his teens from a small fishing Village in central Scotland. Armed only with a penknife, catapult and a bag full of tadpoles he set out to make his fortune. Twenty years later he still has the penknife. Brian has a real passion for comedy, and it shows in an impeccably delivered cheeky upbeat set, which never fails to deliver the goods.


Topical material alongside well crafted stories of Fatherhood, pregnancy and all related subject matters. He has a high turnover of material and that maybe one of the reasons he has been a headline act for the last fourteen years.


Brian recently has delved into the world of writing and has just finished a children’s book about special needs children and is now working on a farcical book for men on the subject of pregnancy. Brian has had countless appearances on radio, with the likes of Talk Sport, Fred MacAulay show and numerous TV shows, Funny Business, The Warehouse and award winning short film Pub fiction with Al Murray.

MARKUS BIRDMAN

 

Markus Birdman is a veteran of the comedy scene. He was the winner of the Lewisham Comedy Festival 2001 competition, as well as a finalist in The Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award 2000, Jongleur's New Act 2000, Leicester Comedy Festival New Act 2001. He took his solo show, “One Step Beyond” to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and has featured on BBC Radio’s “Spanking New” and is the voice of ITV’s “Blank Screen”, as well as performing on the Paramount Comedy Store series.


"uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it's done." The Evening Standard.
"wonderful, extremely versatile." The Scotsman
"One of the millionaire mirth merchants of the future." The Metro.
"The crowd fell for his dry witty, confused little boy smutt-schtick in a big way"
The Observer.
"Looks like the 4th Muskateer; infectious, likable and popular with the crowd"
The Stage

LYNN RUTH MILLER

 

The oldest performing stand up female comedian on both sides of the Atlantic

Dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Fringe Comedy at The Edinburgh International Fringe.

She is a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, The Stand in Scotland and The International in Dublin and is now chomping at the bit ready now to do her storytelling, cabaret and standup comedy throughout the world to prove that her aging has been amazing.


At 83, Lynn Ruth Miller is still going strong.


She started her comedy career at 71. She made it to Las Vegas in America’s Got Talent, 2008, won People’s Choice in 2009 Branson Comedy Festival, the finals in Bill Word’s Funniest Female Contest 2009 and semi-finals in the SF International Comedy Competition, the top 100 in Britain’s Got Talent and won both nights of the Texas Burlesque Festival without taking off anything that matters.


She was the 2013 TO&ST winner for GRANNY’S GONE WILD: best cabaret Edinburgh Fringe. That show was performed at the Soho Theatre in London in March 2014. In August, she performed her fourth solo show NOT DEAD YET a compilation of stories and songs about her life, directed by Sarah Louise Young with songs written by Young and Michael Roulston to 4 and 5 star reviews.

HOWARD READ

Howard Read is a comic, writer, animator and actor, in that order. He is best known for being one half (and the other half), of the Big Howard, Little Howard, the world's first human cartoon double-act. He is also an acclaimed stand-up comic, writer, author, illustrator and animator.


Howard has just finished making his 13 part series Little Howard's Big Question on CBBC on BBC1, which is now being repeated on the CBBC channel. A sitcom, with facts, LHBQ has appeals to children and adults alike. Described by The Daily Mail as "a joy, with clever scripts that ring true of that magical time of childhood, while, thanks to Big Howard, it's incredibly, achingly funny".


Howard is a lot like the Kelloggs company in that he never makes cereal for anyone else. He also doesn't generally write or animate for anyone else. He has made two acceptions in the past. Howard has animated four short films for Ross Noble which open his live shows on his world tours. He has also written, briefly for Ricky Gervais in the great man's least well-received TV series Meet Ricky Gervais.


Howard headlines comedy clubs all accross the UK, as well as having gigged in New York, Iceland, Dubai, Shanghai and in the French Alps. He's appeared on The World Stands Up on The Paramount Comedy Channel, ABC Australia and BBC America. The was nominated for the 2009 Toburg Musical Comedy Award for his much praised Unpleasant Lullaby. Howard appeared on 100 Greatest Celebrity Melt-downs (Sky One). This is one of his least proud moment, but apparently the one that most people have seen.

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