Dana draws her material from raw life experience with an original and hilarious outlook. She began her comedy career at the age of 18 years old in Canada. Before long she began touring nationally with Yuk Yuk's Comedy Clubs, completed 5 television galas and several radio spots for major stations. In 2011 Dana moved to the U.K. where she premiered her solo hour at The Edinburgh Festival for which she received rave reviews and nominations including "Best Comic" and "Best International Act" from Chortle and Black Comedy Awards. It was not long before she then featured on British television on programmes such as "Russell Howard's Good News", "Edinburgh Comedy Fest" and "The Culture Show". Her solo comedy special also aired in Canada's popular Stand-up show "Comedy Now" and she has been named in the Top 10 Comedians 3 years running by NOW Magazine in Canada. Dana can be seen on stage within in the U.K. and Internationally. She has performed in more than 40 countries such as Bahrain, Switzerland, Croatia, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, The Seychelles, Hungary, Malta and South Africa. She has also performed for the British Armed Forces. You also can hear Dana by following her regular Podcast which is available here "Comedians Of The World". Dana performed her new solo hour “Shady With A Chance Of Sunburn” at The Edinburgh Festival in August 2018.
"Refreshing and fearless. Her comedic style has been described as 'smart, irreverent and revolutionary"
"Like a gift from the comedy gods"
"Gloriously dark and painfully funny"
"An absolute powerhouse performance on stage. Like the fireworks at the end of the Festival she's tightly timed, mercilessly efficient and very, very loud"
Half traditional entertainer, half mystical, deadpan soothsayer. Bazely the morose enigma incorporates songs, audience interaction, and killer one-liners at comedy clubs and festivals up and down the country. Veteran of Fringe Festivals including Edinburgh, Brighton, Leicester and Leeds, Bazely’s past shows include: ‘Peter Bazely – crying by a bench’, ‘An Alternative to Comedy’, ‘Peter Bazely and the Funky Bunch’, ‘AAA Stand-up’ at The Pleasance. Bazely’s exciting new show ‘Peter Bazely : Interpreted’ mixes stand-up, performance art and theatre; all combined with interactions from BSL level 3 Katie Love. Bronze Musical Comedy Awards 2015, Golden Jesters 2nd Place Finalist 2015, New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2016, 2018 Edinburgh Fringe SELL OUT RUN!!, Best Jokes from Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 The Mirror.
“…His masterful, self-deprecating, and droll tone brought tears of laughter…”
(The Church Times)
“…an elegant figure, about 9ft tall and two inches wide with a dinky guitar and an un-flashy confidence”
(Bruce Dessau – Beyond the Joke)
“That was fucking brilliant, weird but I loved it.”
Brought up in Bedford, Paul's career path included jobs as varied as a librarian, chimney-sweep, bird-scarcer, musician, playwright, actor, journalist, stage hand and primary school teacher before in 2005 turning to stand-up comedy on the advice of his therapist. Paul distinctive skewed view of the world informs his black, ‘sub–urban’ comedy. His intelligent humour focuses not only on sharp observations from life, but also racial, cultural and satirical subjects, intermingled with strange tales of ordinary madness. Stand-Up Paul is now in demand as an MC and act in prestigious venues like the Comedy Store
'irreverent, rude fun'
SAMPLE CLERKENWELL (2006)
'a funny set on the youth of today'
SURREY MIRROR (2007)
'innovative style of comedy... novel opening set'
'a love god'
ANNE ROBINSON (2007)
"strong... quickfire Paul Ricketts"
TIME OUT (2009)
"really funny "
BBC RADIO (2009)
Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit. Steve's original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock 'n' roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the 'oh so witty' ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity - comedy songs which are actually funny. For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart's of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since when Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.
"A highly refreshing and original comic with a gift for sharp observations and up-to-the-minute political asides... With more energy than a friendly Tasmanian devil, this affable and animated comedian tells jokes, plays the guitar and sings lyrics."
‘You can count the number of truly imaginative comic singers currently on the circuit on the fingers of one hand. One of this select band is Steve Gribbin.’
‘Satirical songs are hard to pull off successfully, but if anyone can do it, Steve Gribbin can. In fact, he pulls it off with real aplomb.’