Specs Comedy - July 2017

KATE LUCAS

2014 WINNER LEICESTER COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 
‘Comedy perfection’ THE LIST 
Award winning musical comedian Kate Lucas is known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. Audiences have come to expect examples of what not to say and how not to behave from this gloriously talented young comic.


‘A true musical genius’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
In 2014 she took home the title for the prestigious Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year and her performances since have been met with huge critical acclaim.


‘Wickedly naughty and deliciously dark’  Broadway Baby


Lucas since gone on to build a seriously impressive reputation on the circuit, storming it every weekend to packed out crowds at the country’s most famous comedy venues including The Glee Clubs, The Comedy Café and Up the Creek.


‘Belly laughs and wide-eyed did-she-really-say-that horror’ Fest Magazine
In 2016 her debut show Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas? was met with huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival


‘Like the sharp-suited lovechild of Larry Grayson and Dave Allen, Mills combines laid-back storytelling with acerbic wit.’ BROADWAY BABY
 

DUNCAN OAKLEY


Duncan Oakley has been a musician since the age of six, has performed on the UK comedy circuit since 1999, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on BBC Radio 4 and at many summer festivals as well as starring in Beat24's feature film 'Frontman' and short film 'Read Between the Signs' With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars - Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side. With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.

Welcome to the world of Duncan Oakley.

"Leaping between stupidity and pure brilliance"


Yorkshire Evening Post

"Unlike some musical comics who rely on a guitar to get them through, Oakley's routine deftly mixes the tunes with the stand-up" - City Life
 

MARK MAIER

Talented award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark Maier, is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits.
 
He has worked the comedy clubs of Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, The Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and has also appeared at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and Caroline’s in New York
 
Amongst his many credits, Mark has taught and performed improvisation with Catherine Tate in London and has had a string of successful radio series, in which he both wrote and performed in.

'Confident, personable and always in control’ The Stage
‘It's high time someone gave hima TV show of his own!’
The Guardian
 

PHILIP SIMON

"Philip Simon is never less than hilarious"
(The Stage)

 

WINNER of the Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015
WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy Comedian of the Year 2015
WINNER of the Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015

 

Philip is one of the most sought after comperes and opening/closing acts working on the UK comedy circuit today. He gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand where he headlined at The Classic in Auckland.
 

As well as working as a rehearsal guest on BBC TV's Mock the Week and Taskmaster for Dave, Philip has written sketches for BBC Radio 4 Xtra's Newsjack and The Canal Cafe's Newsrevue. He is in high demand as a regular contributor of material to other comedians on the circuit, as well as writing speeches for corporate and social functions.
 

Philip has also performed at a number of corporate events and private parties, and runs a team of acts performing fundraisers for school PTAs, charities and other organisations.

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