Lost Voice Guy

Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless.
He has gained a reputation for being both very funny and completely unique, and been described as “a wonderful comedian” by Little Britain’s
Matt Lucas.

Lost Voice Guy won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014, and last summer became the prestigious winner of ITV’s highest rated show, Britain’s Got Talent. He was the first comic ever to win the show, and when he took to the stage, he delivered one of the most hilarious stand- up routines the show has ever seen.

The Newcastle funnyman, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Right from the start of the ITV competition, Lost Voice Guy impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, spoken entirely through an iPad app. In order to perform, Ridley uses a speech synthesiser upon which he programs his material before selecting certain lines based on audience reaction. Lee also performed at the Royal Variety Performance, in December, as his prize.

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Barry Cryer

Barry has led a booming career in show business both as a writer and a performer. He has worked with most of the biggest names in comedy  and show business, including the likes of Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Kenny Everett, Dave Allen and the two Ronnie’s along with many more. Show business and performing is definitely Cryer’s forte which is clear when he takes the stage as an after dinner speaker. His large persona and quick wit makes him an entertaining and interesting choice.

Phil Wang

Phil Wang is one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up comedians and has appeared on shows including hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice (C4), Jack Dee’s Helpdesk (BBC2), is a regular correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde (DAVE) and appeared as a regular guest throughout series 7 of Taskmaster (DAVE). In 2018, Phil recorded a fifteen-minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of The Comedy Lineup, one of only two non-US acts in the series. He has also written and starred in two series of Daphne Sounds Expensive for Radio 4 with his Foster’s Newcomer Award nominated sketch trio, Daphne.

An internationally-acclaimed live act, Phil has written and performed four solo stand-up shows as well as international performances at festivals including Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. His latest critically-acclaimed live show, Kinabalu, sold out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and his subsequent national tour was extended through 2018 and included four weeks at London’s Soho Theatre.

Previous television appearances include The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and a regular role in the BBC3 sitcom Top Coppers. He has also appeared on Funniest Moments of 2014 (Channel 4), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), Three at the Fringe (BBC3) and on BBC Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth, Fresh From the Fringe and Best Behaviour, as well as the Comedy Live Lounge (BBC Radio 1). Previous awards include Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award and Comedy Central’s Funniest Student Award.

Micky P Kerr

Michael Kerr is an Englishman. To those who don’t know him he is a tall, dark and handsome stranger. To those of you do, he is tall, dark and handsome. Born in 1981 he started life as a minor and remained one until 1997. It was then that his love/hate relationship with music began.

Kerr would often lock himself away for days on end. Folk came to marvel at this spectacle. Some would flatten sandwiches and pass them under his door, others would simply sit, wait and listen. However, with no toilet in his room, many lost respect for this young maverick, as he was often found in what could only be politely put as a ‘mess’…

Undeterred by well-wishers, Kerr continued to isolate himself from society. His writing became more and more scribbled, to the point where he could no longer read. Fearing he could no longer read, he reappeared from his room and washed himself clean. The crowds slowly dispersed and life returned to normal.

It was then that Kerr successfully applied for a steady job with Norwich Union and light began to appear at the end of a long, dark metaphorical tunnel. No longer a social outcast, Kerr re-kindled his lifelong ambition of becoming a professional songwriter and at the age of 20 he wrote his first song. In his own words it was “sad, melancholy and crap”.

After this dreadful setback, Kerr returned to solitude and the crowds began to reappear. However, after 7 hours locked away he opened the door to see a chord book. After learning some chords Kerr frantically began writing songs the next day…

Joe Wilkinson

The award-winning Joe Wilkinson is one of the nation’s best-loved comedians and most recognised faces on television. His distinct style and unusual wit has made him the star of 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and its spin-offs: Cats does Countdown and Cats does Deal or No Deal. He has acted in numerous comedy series such as: BBC Three’s hit sitcom Him and Her as series regular Dan; the hugely popular Miranda (BBC One) as Norman; in Ricky Gervais’s Derek (Channel 4); Drunk History (Comedy Central); and Still Open All Hours (BBC One) as Wayne.   He was most recently seen on screen as Madam Haystacks in the self-penned Giddy Up Gunty (created with writing partner David Earl) in 2017 as a short film for Sky.

Since embarking on his stand-up career in 2004, Joe has performed in comedy clubs up and down the country and has earned critical acclaim, an aspect of his career which continues today. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Joe took his own sketch show up to the Festival Two Episodes of Mash with Diane Morgan.  The pair received great reviews and praise for the shows.

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.

Among the most-respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out crowds across the country and around the world. Jimmy is currently taking his Best Of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour around the world, following a UK tour that saw him perform the show to over 340,000 people.

His television credits include over 20 series as host of panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats (as well as 15 series of spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown), over 11 years as host of Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz Of The Year (and in 2016-2017 Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz Of Everything), Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central), Your Face Or Mine (Comedy Central) and three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance. He has also regularly appeared on shows such as QI and A League Of Their Own, was one of the stars of Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live and has been a guest on chat shows such as The Jonathan Ross ShowGraham Norton and Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

Jimmy has eight live DVD releases to his name: LiveStand UpComedianIn ConcertTelling JokesMaking People LaughBeing Funny and Laughing & Joking. He has sold over 1.2 million copies to date. In 2015 Jimmy signed a stand-up special deal with US streaming behemoth Netflix, the first UK comedian to do so; Funny Business was released in March 2016. 2019 saw the release of Jimmy’s second special on Netflix, The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits.

A household name in the UK, Jimmy is also a rising star in the US, where his profile continues to grow. Jimmy has performed two Comedy Central Specials, has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show six times (with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno) and has also appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien five times. He recently recorded his own Netflix panel show, entitled The Fix, with all episodes available to stream now.

Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair, has been a stand up comic for Donkeys’ years, she was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award and hasn’t stopped banging on about it ever since. She still gigs regularly and is on tour around the UK with her new showHow To be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane).

Some of you might recognize her from tv, small screen highlights include, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, the ‘Grumpy Old Women’ series, plus the ‘Grumpy Guides’, ‘Grumpy Holidays’ and ‘It’s Grim up North’. She also occasionally crops up on day time telly and gets very excited about doing things like This Morning and Loose Women.

Weirdly enough Eclair was actually trained as a straight actress and has done ’acting’ on ‘Holby City’ and ‘The Bill’. In early 2009 she cropped up playing women of forty plus, in Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1).

Jan Ravens

With her unique mix of hilarious mimicry and sharp satire, Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most successful impressionists. She is a long running star of BBC’s Dead Ringers and was recently a panellist on ITV’s The Imitation Game, appearing on the 2018 Royal Variety Show.

Her Theresa May impression has achieved cult status, going viral on social media and with over 1 million views on YouTube.

She is a regular contributor across BBC Radio 4, on programmes such as Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and also current affairs programmes such as Broadcasting House, The Week in Westminster and Today. Jan has acted in countless R4 dramas and comedies, most recently The Charles Paris Mysteries and Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal.

Alongside her work on screen and radio, she achieved rave reviews and broke box office records with her solo show Difficult Woman. She has just completed a sellout tour with Rory Bremner.

James Acaster

James Acaster is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. As well as his glowing stand-up career, James is also a TV and radio regular and has secured himself as a favourite across both platforms, alongside many of his own projects.
James is currently on tour with ‘The Trelogy’, consisting of his last three Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated shows, ‘Recognise’, ‘Represent’ and ‘Reset’, performing three consecutive nights at each venue. James has a number of projects in development including a book he is writing inspired from his appearances of Josh Widdicombe’s Radio X show entitled, ‘James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes’.
James also makes things independently, a YouTube comedy series called ‘Sweet Home Ketteringa’ and an album with his band ‘Luna Dott Raids The Bee Pigeon’ which is available on bandcamp.