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GEOFF BOYZ

Geoff first made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe back in the 90’s where he hosted Best of Scottish Comedy. He followed that up with his solo stand-up show, Why? and Noises and Other Announcements, which were both a huge hit. Since then, he has continued to be in high demand on the stand-up and corporate circuits, performing at all the major UK and international comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, Banana Cabaret, Comedy Café, Jongleurs, Up the Creek, Laughter Lounge (Dublin) and Liverpool’s Raw Hide, as well as being asked to entertain the troops overseas in Cyprus and Bahrain for CSE (Combined Services Entertainment.) In recent years, Geoff has toured in Australia, playing in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. He was one of the first comedians to perform in China, and has also played in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai as well as, Parker’s Comedy & Jive in South Africa. When he’s not travelling the world or playing up and down the UK, Geoff performs on cruise ships in front of thousands of people. Geoff has worked widely across TV. He was the face of various TV commercials, such as Tennent’s Larger. He’s also worked as a stand-up and studio host for shows including Dead Ringers, This Morning, They Think It’s All Over, Truth or Dare and Live at the Comedy Store, and also performed on Live At Jongleurs and Talking Telephone Numbers. He also voiced the character of Kickstart The Dog in the pilot animation TV series, Ogri. On radio he has appeared on shows such as The Live Stand Up Showand Fantastic Voyage as well as Colin (BBC Radio 2), which he also co-wrote.

 

“Fast and very funny”
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GQ Magazine

"His Robert De Niro remains unrivalled"
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The Daily Telegraph

"His demeanor is tense – his delivery explosive”
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Scotland on Sunday

“Fine observational humour and deadly accurate impressions”
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BBC Local

“Boyz is a good raconteur and his charisma weaved its magic on theaudience.”
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Chortle 

Scottish comedian and impressionist, Geoff Boyz “has established himself as one of the most versatile comedians on the circuit”

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ID Magazine

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JAVIER JARQUIN

After appearing on television and playing and headlining some of the biggest clubs in Australia and New Zealand Javier Jarquin moved to the UK in 2010 where he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act around the country and in mainland Europe. He has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels. He is based in London. He is also well known for his CARD NINJA act.

 

“He’s gonna be a star”

William Burdett-Coutts

“Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd”

The Stage

“High calibre throughout”

The Morning Star

 

“Jarquin draws in the audience like an industrial magnet”

SG Fringe

“Brilliantly entertaining performance”

The Edinburgh Reporter

 

“Kept the audience laughing throughout”

The Edinburgh Spotlight

 

“Fresh, funny and unique”

The Press (NZ)

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NOEL JAMES

Noel James' credits are too numerous to list in full so we asked him to write his own biography to give you an idea how this bizarre mans brain ticks. "My name is Infact Noel James, although I never pronounce the Infact…" These are the first words of Infact Noel James' act - an act which, dare I say, confounds even his closest psychopathic hangers-on. For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He does it for a living and has performed at all the major clubs and festivals. Glastonbury, Reading, Edinburgh to name but three. Before entering showbiz old Noel tried his hand at teaching. Without much success, he taught English as a foreign language: he taught it as Welsh! WELSH - Old English translation meaning 'Foreign' The definition gains significance when you perceive his lilting delivery. Not only does it have totally tropical taste and perfect timing but indeed it stems from his mouth which has its dark origins firmly rooted in that far-off land called Wales. As you will see, the rest of his body has no fixed abode but its amazing what a transplant operation can do. But not for him the comedy of stereotyping - he finds it all too easy. Well, he is a Capricorn (near the Sagittarius end which makes him a Saggycorn)- His act is gag, gag, gag all the way - though some of it consists of non-baby-talk. Above all, his act is highly original; the guy who wrote it assured him of this. Surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and yet, somehow strangely attractive. No, seriously he is a very accessible act who generally goes down well anywhere. He's also done a bit of serious acting, and as for music! Well, what he does is throw in a bit of guitar playing and singing, of a sort, as well as a few prop gags. I'm telling you,to try her hand at stand-up comedy.

 

“You’ll never forget his name.”

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The Independent

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RIA LINA

Winner of the EMMA Award for Best Comedienne 2003, Ria Lina makes an impact with her dry wit and bawdy ukulele songs.  Having been a regular in stand-up comedy for the past 10 years both in the UK and abroad, she returns to the circuit after a short family break. Recent projects include writing for the Ladyboys of Bangkok 2010 “Fantasy & Feathers” tour, and writing/acting for a comedy sketch show for ITV2 (Meet the Blogs). In the past, Ria has written and presented her own documentary for Channel 4  revealing the truth behind the myths that surround oriental women in Britain; other projects include the comedy series, Malai Monologues, for BBC 3;  The World Stands Up, for Comedy Central (USA), the Paramount Comedy Channel (UK), and the Comedy Network Channel (AUS); and Sweet n’ Sour Comedy Sketch Show for BBC3. Ria Lina trained as an actress, singer and dancer before deciding to try her hand at stand-up comedy.

 

"Comic Sensation”

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Erotic Review

 

“Lina is a musical comic with a brilliant line in bawdy songs… storming set!”

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Evening Standard

 

“I have no doubt she will hold her own so easily that she’ll have a hand free to hold someone else’s too.”

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The Guardian

 

“slickly done – there’s no denying that the girl’s got talent”

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Chortle, the UK Comedy Guide

 

“You’ll never forget his name.”

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The Independent