One of the country’s best loved comedians, Gary has been a professional comedian for over 25 years.
As the second child in the UK to be born damaged by the deadly thalidomide drug, which was administered to expectant mothers in the 1960’s, Gary’s life was destined to be difficult and challenging, as the drug impaired his physical development. Expected not to live, let alone to achieve much, Gary is living proof that there is nothing you cannot achieve if
“Gary's show was well received. Through the course of his performance, the audience laughed, cried and were in awe of his achievements. Most importantly, they were motivated. If it moves one prisoner down the road to stopping re-offending and recognising his capabilities, it will have been worthwhile.”
HM Prison Exeter.
“Thank you for your presentation at our Disability Awareness Day. I have now looked through the
feedback received and find the words "inspiring", "informative" and "confident" on many of the
completed forms. We asked the audience what learning points they took away from your presentation and they listed things such as the power of a positive mental attitude; never underestimating what you are capable of and realising that everyone is an individual”.
Disability Communications manager, Nationwide Building Society.
Gary gave us all a good laugh ! He did a first class job !
Maxstoke Park Golf Club. Annual Dinner. 18th March 2016
Hi Folks, Just a few lines to say a Big Thank You regarding Phil Bennett and Gary Skyner that attended our club last Friday 17/11/17 Scunthorpe Rugby Union Football Club. Both were great and all there enjoyed Phil for his Rugby life and Gary for his Jokes.
You have again top the rankings as far as I am concerned. Please convey my Thanks to Phil and Gary for a great evening. Will be in touch for our next Sportsman Dinner.
Pat Beggs. Scunthorpe RUFC. 21.11.17