Specs Comedy - July 2017

RICK RIGHT

“The Rock & Roll Comic”, Rick Right is a unique comic and musical talent who stands in a class by himself.


With the uncanny ability to sing and play any song that has been a major hit over the past 50 years, even if he has never played it before, Rick has observations and sly-as-you-like sardonic witticisms to undermine every artist that deserves it. No artist who has ever charted, good or bad, is safe from Rick’s barbs.


He has entertained in 37 of the 50 US states, as well as 21 countries.


A recent press release stated:
“Rick Right is a performer whose work refers to contemporary music, denaturing and rewriting pop songs live on stage. In his performances, Right performs a very particular kind of alchemy in recasting the familiar in new, often hilarious, terms, wherein the fundamental contents of his source material is are stripped away and entirely new works are produced. In recasting the familiar in his own unique satirical frame, Right examines one of the last frontiers of genuine collective memory, pop music, warping songs that have a ubiquity only possible in an age of mass media into his own original artefacts, in doing so, re-configures the borders between performance art, music gig, and comedy.”
or there’s the more direct approach:


“… be sure to see him before he discovers how sh*t it is here and f***s off back to America!”  Viz

STUART GOLDSMITH

A charming, expert stand-up
Sunday Times


Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host.
With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, sexploits and textploits, Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want.


In addition to his stand-up credentials, recent years have seen Stuart build a reputation as a highly skilled interviewer and engaging host. His always insightful and often inspiring The Comedian’s Comedian podcast shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics, and is much beloved by comedy fans, performers and industry alike. Previous guests include Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Al Murray, Ross Noble, Tim Vine and David O’Doherty.

JENNY COLLIER

She has written for BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine and has traveled (parts of) the world with her comedy. She has performed in Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland and most recently in Australia where she won the Percy Award for most tickets sold in 'The Imaginarium', (over 1900 tickets) during the Adelaide Fringe. 

In August 2016 she performed her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, 'Jen-Hur' which received reviews such as '★★★★★ An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★ A brilliant show and well worth a watch' - Arts Award Voice

As heard on:
BBC Radio Wales ‘The Leak’ 
BBC Radio 4 Extra ‘New Comedian of the Year Award’ 
BBC Radio Wales ‘The Rhod Gilbert Show’ 
BBC Radio Wales ‘What’s the Story?’ 

Awards:
Winner The Percy Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016
Winner Comedy Ashes Adelaide 2016
Honourable Mention Dave's Best Joke of the Fringe 2015
Winner Comedy Ashes Adelaide 2015
Winner Hobgblin Comedy Award 2015
2nd Place NATYS 2015
Winner Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2014
Finalist Leicester Square New Act Competition 2014
Semi finalist Montreux Comedy Contest 2014
Finalist So You Think You're Funny 2013
Semi finalist Amused Moose Laugh Off 2013 
Finalist Comedy Knights New Act Competition 2013
Finalist Fight for the Funny 2013

"Dryly innocent" ★★★★★ - Eastlondonlines.com
''Surprising edge'' ★★★★ - Shortcom.co.uk
''Refreshingly original...Excellent'' ★★★★- Broadway Baby
''Fast-paced wit...Quick and clever'' ★★★★ - theupcoming.co.uk
''Very likeable...Clearly a rising star'' - Bruce Dessau
"One to watch" - Edinburgh Evening News

 

MATT GREEN

Matt Green was born and brought up in Yorkshire, although lost the accent for career reasons. He now lives in London, also for career reasons.
 
He has worked extensively as a comedian, actor and writer for more than a decade, performing on screen, on radio and in venues up and down the UK and across the world. 

 
His act is a high energy mix of observational and personal stories with a dash of audience interaction and an improvisational edge.


"his delivery is skilled and polished – he quickly builds a rapport with the audience and is a dab hand at pacing, at building a story layer by layer." 


The Stage
‘A set full of poise, wit and expertly placed callbacks... Really funny"
The Scotsman
‘Brilliantly assured and commanding stage presence…..a super impressive comedy brain”
British Comedy Guide
"A stand-up audience's dream"
Three Weeks