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Specs Comedy - July 2017


He's bonkers! Ivan Brackenbury's fantastic 'Hospital Radio Roadshow', complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit. A daft, inept yet adorable radio DJ takes you on a hilarious broadcasting journey. This is a unique, wonderfully brilliant show, guaranteed to make you cry with laughter. The show took the highest accolade at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where The Times comedy critic declared it ‘the funniest show at the Fringe’.


Ivan’s outside broadcast for the patients of a hospital radio station captures all the fun and excitement you’d expect from being in hospital, with games, give aways, patients requests and his special blend of music and chat. Wickedly funny.


"Audiences are laughing their heads off" - Metro

"Deliciously enjoyable" - The Guardian

 “Barrage of cracking jokes”   Daily Telegraph           

“Audience of the verge of being hospitalised with laughter”  Independent On Sunday 


Another amazing character brought to you by Tom Binns the star and co-writer of the BBC 1 Friday Night Comedy Series Hospital People.


"Ian D Montfort, is a spookily skilful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny character who contacts dead celebrities with incredible results. A monster hit at the Edinburgh Fringe" TIME OUT LONDON

“Ian D Montford, a gloriously deadpan pseudo-psychic. His show – Touching the Dead begins with laughable attempts to work the audience and and then Binns starts unleashing faintly inexplicable clairvoyant revelations, leaving most of the room gasping with incredulity. So he can spoof it, and really ‘do it’”. TELEGRAPH

“Binns makes a triumphant return as the Sunderland psychic Ian D Montfort, mixing eerily good cold-reading skills with a joyful debunking of the genre” INDEPENDENT

"The character remains hilarious even as the tricks become remarkable. ­This is two shows for the price of one: pin-sharp character comedy and metaphysical magic to boot” GUARDIAN

“Th­e style of the act is genius –‑if it works, it’s impressive, if it doesn’t work, well it’s all part of the joke” CHORTLE

“Th­e show is a spectacular tour-de-force, showcasing Binns’ exceptional acting and comedic talent” FRINGE REVIEW '

"Psychic Ian D Montfort is, ‘a masterclass in improvisation, character comedy and mindreading" - Telegraph ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel, yet lovable international star. Top 50 Best One-Liners from the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 The Scotsman Whilst living in New York for the past few years, the English Comedian of The Year Finalist, has earned notoriety from his peers and audiences alike in both live comedy clubs as well as on air where he made his TV debut on Fox’s Showtime at The Apollo. Will is also the creator and producer of the hit show, Joke Thieves. This is the hilariously funny improv-style show whereby Will challenges top comedians to perform their own jokes and then each other’s! This has been made into a pilot for BBC 2 and has toured across the world from the US to Australia.


"Damn that dude is funny!"

Steve Harvey, Showtime at the Apollo (U.S.)

“See comics deconstructing each other's acts...truly electric"
★★★★ The Scotsman


A unique mixture of one-liners and Scandinavian-tinged stories has earned Olaf the purely fictitious title of ‘Sweden’s eighth funniest comedian’. His recent exploits include coming second in the 2014 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, beating the Comedy Store’s infamous Gong Show (twice just to show off!) being crowned the 2013 Golden Jester and also being named Last Minute Comedy Club’s New Act of 2013.


“Skilfully delivered absurdist musings”

Three Weeks

 “A wonderful hour of professional silliness”

The List

 “Falafel has a talent for the tangential with the ruthlessness and timing of any talented standup”

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