With less than 3 weeks to go until Jurassic Fields 2016 we would like to let you know all about this years comedy acts. This year sees a really strong lineup that will have you rolling around in stitches.
Don’t forget to check out these acts on Saturday Afternoon in the Big Top
AS SEEN ON THE JOHN BISHOP SHOW – BBC ONE
“DARK HUMOUR WITH FAULTLESS TIMING” The Stage
Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.
Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.
Since becoming a full time comedian back in 2005, Andy has built a reputation as a distinctive and original talent, and is now a highly sought-after headliner at all the major UK comedy clubs, as well as being a favourite amongst his peers. Following a successful debut in 2014, Andy was invited back to the prestigious Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria the following year, where he once again tore the roof off. He has previously had the honour of working with Michael Mcintyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Harry Hill, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey and Jack Dee, to name a few stand-up luminaries.
On TV screens, Andy was recently invited to appear on The John Bishop Show, performing a storming set at the Hackney Empire, alongside a stellar line-up from the worlds of comedy and music. The show transmitted in a primetime Saturday night slot on BBC One last summer. Having impressed audiences and executives alike, Andy has then invited back to perform on this year’s John Bishop Christmas Show (the only Artiste to be invited back from the series). The festive edition of the show, aired on BBC One last December. Andy has also recorded a set for the latest series of Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store, and has performed on two series of The World Stands Up, also for Comedy Central.
Highly regarded as one of the best acts to emerge from the south west in recent years, award winning stand-up comedian Luke Honnoraty has been hotly tipped by some of the UK’s biggest promoters as ‘one to watch’ in 2016.
After bursting onto the circuit in 2010 as the winner of the ‘South West New Act of the Year’, Luke has gone from strength and is now performing alongside the best names in comedy in some if the UK’s best comedy clubs. Having supported the likes of Matt Richardson and Russell Kane in the past, Plus Supporting Katherine Ryan on the south west tour dates of 2014 and in the following year took his first show ‘Small Town Heroes’ to the Edinburgh Fringe.
An infectiously funny, natural born comic who is the perfect addition to any comedy line up.
Swanage Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2012
Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2012 Finalist
South West New Act of the Year 2010 – Semi Finalist
Wescountry comic Tom Glover burst on to the stand up scene in 2010 as part of the South West new Act of the Year competition.
Since then comedy has taking Tom all over the UK as he has put in the work to earn his place alongside the most promising acts to emerge from the South West in recent times.
A resident compere at two monthly nights, Tom is happy to fill any slot in your line up offering an engaging stage presence and relaxed charismatic style which make him a hit with any audience.
An act that will make you see everyday life in an entirely different way.
“Had the audience in stitches with his wickedly funny, beautifully timed observations” View From Newspapers
“Keeps the room in the palm of his hand, flawlessly funny and a great professional” Edge Comedy
“Stole the show. Loads of energy, very likeable and funny. We’ll definitely book him again!” Arundel Jailhouse
“This guy is on the way up, use him while you can afford him” Sal Monello
“Sharp, topical and very funny. One to watch” Stand Up Dorchester
“Likeable, professional and hilarious. Funny and original material that would charm any audience. Definitely one to watch.” Dorset Weekender