Chortle Award nominee and BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, Steve Williams is one of the most exciting and electrifying live performers on the comedy circuit. Steve never fails to surprise and engage audiences with his hybrid of bizarre stories, larger than life physicality, spontaneous improvisation and his off-the-wall take on everyday life. His TV credits include appearances on Russell Howard’s Good News, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Edinburgh and Beyond and The Comedy Store for Paramount. On radio he has recently appeared on Dave Gorman’s Absolute Radio Show (Absolute Radio), 7 Day Sunday (Radio 5Live) and stood in for Frank Skinner on Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show (Absolute Radio). Meanwhile, Steve’s three solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe have garnered considerable critical success. Steve premiered his first solo stand-up show Steve Williams: Excitable at the Edinburgh fringe in 2006, he returned in 2007 with Steve Williams: Binge Thinking, which was followed by a national tour of Edinburgh and Beyond. In 2008 he performed the critically acclaimed Steve Williams: Ultimate Warrior and in 2010 Steve toured with his new stand-up show Stand Up Story Man.
“Williams presents a very slick show.”
Eddie Harrison, Metro
“Steve Williams has proven his lauders correct and come of age as one of Britain’s best stand-up performers…effortless audience interaction, inventive and adaptable use of his material and some of the best natural improvisation you will see at the Fringe this year…an hour filled with a constant torrent of laughter.”
Chris Williams, Fest
Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian who began performing stand-up in 2014. Named as "One To Watch" by Time Out and won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2015. In 2016, she appeared on series 2 of Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, BBC Three's Pls Like in 2017, and CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework in 2018. On radio, she was on The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra) in 2016, BBC World Service's The Arts Hour International New Year Comedy Celebration in 2017, The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) in 2018. She also worked with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to make videos for Rugby World Cup 2019, detailing her top tips for fans travelling to Japan.
"leftfield rising star"
“A brilliantly performed, well-structured & wonderfully unique set. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
Most recently seen playing the part of ‘Angela’ in ITV Sitcom The Job Lot, Jo Enright has starred alongside Steve Coogan in I’m Alan Partridge and with Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights. Other recent comedy roles include in BBC Two Sitcom Lab Rats playing the part of Cara and on BBC/HBO’s Life’s Too Short as Warwick Davis’ wife Sue. For more than a decade now the highly acclaimed comedienne Jo Enright has crafted a completely unique style of stand-up comedy. As well as accepting numerous invitations to perform it both on television and radio, Jo also thrives on live theatre performances, for which she has won several comedy awards including the 2002 Chortle Award for ‘The Best Female Circuit Comic.’ and 2001 Best Female on the Jongleurs Comedy Circuit award.
“One of the most naturally gifted comic talents I’ve ever seen.”
“If she was broccoli, I’d turn vegetarian.”
“One of Britain’s best character actresses.”
The Independent. (Grace Dent)
Colin Owens did his first stand-up comedy gig in May 2005 and in July 05 won the hotly contested Jimmy Carr Comedy Idol Competition, winning a support slot at Bloomsbury Theatre, a part on Jimmy Carr's new DVD and a couple of TV appearances doing sketches with Jimmy. Since then Colin has had a number of small tv parts, including Sharron Horgan's sitcom Angelos, various Jimmy Carr sketches and was "Popcorn man" in Sky One film show "Popcorn". On Radio, Colin had a weekly Saturday morning slot providing comical irreverence to a morning coffee and chat type show on his local station BBC Radio South for over a year, and in 2006 was recorded by BBC Radio 7 at the Brighton Comedy Festival. Colin was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Show and appeared in the Big Value Comedy Show Edinburgh 2006. He has done live work with the Mighty Boosh guys, including performing at their Boosh Festival in 2008 and as well as running his own comedy night at The Orange Rooms in Southampton, Colin is now gigging regularly at most of the comedy clubs throughout the UK. Described as 'laconic and charming', Colin talks about his failings, inadequacies, mistakes and general stupidity, all tinged with an air of paranoia and insecurity but delivered with supreme confidence and sexual edginess! Sounds like a proper mish-mash, but is charming and funny.
"A comedian who's star is set to shine brightly"
"Colin Owens, an effusive act beneath his scraggly hair. His embarrassing anecdote – about a Fray Bentos meat pie – is brilliant if true, even better if he made it up."
"Big voiced Colin Owens, a good storyteller of his own life – he clearly had the ability to grab and keep the attention of an audience"
"Really good material"
(Big Value Edinburgh Review - Three weeks Aug 2006)
odd observations...very good'