A night of comedy at Waterside Arts featuring Tony Law, Jonny Pelham, Amy Vreeke, and MC Jonathan Mayor.
Canadian surrealist and master story-teller Tony Law is a three-time Chortle Award winner, Amused Moose Best Show winner and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.
His extensive TV and radio credits include: Have I Got News For You(BBC One), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Squares (ITV) Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), Heading Out (BBC Two), The Culture Show (BBC Two), Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe (BBC Two), Edinburgh Nights (BBC Two), Tony Law’s Surreal Guide To Surreal Comedy (Radio 4 Extra), Loose Ends and Infinite Monkey Cage (Radio 4).
**** “Takes post-modern stand-up to a dangerously funny new level” – The Guardian
‘The King of post-modern nonsense” – The Telegraph
Jonny Pelham is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians on the circuit. Over the last few years he has appeared on Live from the BBC (BBC3), Russell Howard’s stand-up Central (Comedy Central) and Live at the Apollo (BBC2).
Jonny is also an in-demand comedy writer and actor having appeared in the Viceland series, Bobby & Harriet Getting Married, as well as his own short film released as part the Sky Comedy Shorts season, Late Bloomer (Sky Arts). Jonny is currently developing a number of projects, both scripted and unscripted, for TV, and has written and starred in his own Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Brad Boyz (E4).
Jonny’s critically acclaimed Edinburgh show, Off Limits, saw him winning the Beyond The Fringe Herald Angel Award. It received ample praise, critical acclaim and five star reviews, The Herald describing it as an ‘intensely moving and consistently funny set’, while EdFestMag calls it ‘a truly remarkable show’.
Amy Vreeke is a stand-up comedian, actor, theatre maker and writer based in Manchester.
Amy’s “slick delivery” (North Westend) have taken her to several prestigious stand up competition finals including The Leicester Square Theatre Comedy Awards and The Funny Women Awards.
She is currently touring a solo comedy theatre show ‘The Year My Vagina Tried to Kill Me’, based on her experience living with endometriosis, commissioned by Contact theatre and SICK! Festival and supported by Arts Council England. This has gained wide media attention after Amy created a short video for the BBC that reached over 100K viewers.
Amy’s “likably down to earth personality” (North Westend) and unique comic style immediately get audiences on her side, allowing her to talk about the most taboo topics with a charm and frankness that leaves “audiences splitting with laughter” (North Westend).
As well as performing and writing herself, Amy also facilitates theatre and comedy workshops for a range of ages and abilities.
Jonathan Mayor sets the stage alight with his razor sharp audience banter and stunning charisma. But don’t be fooled by the glitter and glamour, underneath lies an intelligent line of socio-political humour, from a unique and fascinating perspective, He will reduce any audience to hysterics whether they are erudite, Radio 4 listeners or the drunkest Friday night crowd.
A flamboyant and charismatic performer, when Jonathan arrives, it’s Showtime, engaging the audience both on and off-stage. He is one of the few acts who will not only perform when the stage lights are on, but also wander among the crowd, chatting and charming – truly “hosting” the night.
These qualities have ensured that Jonathan is, in either role, one of the UK’s most popular choices with audiences and promoters alike. He also receives requests for appearances at events that vary wildly in nature, such as burlesque shows, cabaret nights, Pride Events, biker festivals, corporate occasions, street theatre, balls, weddings, civil partnerships, birthday parties and poetry nights.
Jonathan is also one of Sarah Millican’s regular tour supports.
Approx. 120 minutes, including interval.