BBC COMEDY WRITER AT YORK BARBICAN'S LOL COMEDY CLUB

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BBC COMEDY WRITER YORK BARBICAN

03 Jul 2017

MULTI AWARD - WINNING BBC COMEDY WRITER AT YORK BARBICAN'S LOL COMEDY CLUB

Gordon Southern is the international word clown – that's what he calls himself anyway. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with fantastically funny observational comedy & quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite all over the world.

He is one of the busiest comics in the UK playing everywhere worth playing and is a regular at the world famous London Comedy Store. He is a talented actor and an award winning writer, writing for shows such as The 11 O’Clock Show (Channel 4), The Good Stuff (ITV) and The Sunday Show (BBC).

A Regular headliner all over the world and, spending several months every year performing in Australia he’s a highly regarded international act. He’s worked in many exotic & challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Falkland Islands, Kosovo & Liverpool. He’s sold out in Mumbai, India, headlined the first ever Serbian comedy festival, as well as knocking them dead in Singapore, Dubai, Cyprus and New Zealand.

Gordon made his Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut in the highly respected Comedy Zone in 1997 and has since gone on to take up several successful and acclaimed solo shows, With 2012’s “A Brief History of History” receiving award nominations at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. He has enjoyed sell out runs at the Melbourne international Comedy Festival from 2011- 2016.

Gordon has a Time Out Comedy award from his days with BBC Radio 4’s Cheese Shop comedy sketch team.

Nominated for best international act new zealand comedy guild 2014

Nominated for best comedy perth fringe 2014-15

Best international act nominee new zealand comedy festival 2012.

Amused moose laughter awards best show nominee 2012.

Time out comedy award winner.

Nominated for best comedy perth fringe 2014 and 2015

Time out awards dubai best comedy performance 2014 nominee

In short this is one very charismatic and incredibly funny performer!

“Top class all round” The Sunday Times

“Hugely talented… Very funny” Time Out

Nick Doody

Nick Doody is one of brightest talents on the comedy circuit. sharp and topical – he’s not afraid to say what he thinks; his brand of political comedy and satire has won him fans all over the country…in fact all over twitter as well, where he’s polled as one of the major names in british comedy.

Whilst still a student, nick supported one of the most influential comedians in the history of comedy: Bill Hicks, requested by Hicks himself Doody then became a familiar face on the comedy circuit.

As well as gigging regularly all over the uk, Nick has also performed in ireland, germany, spain, france and croatia. He is also in demand as a writer for both television and radio, writing for the likes of ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball’, the Sony Award winning ‘Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive’ and ‘The Now Show’ for Radio 4, cult animation series ‘Empire Square’, BBC4’s ‘Late Adition’, Channel 4’s ‘Faq U’, ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ and ‘Friday Night Project’. He also devised and wrote the hit radio 4 series ‘bigipedia’ which has recently had a second series confirmed.

Some other more recent radio and tv credits as a performer include contributing to shows such as bbc2’s ‘comedy map of britain’, itv2’s ‘comedy cuts’, radio 4’s ’28 acts in 28 minutes’, ‘the mark thomas comedy project’ on channel 4, radio 4’s ‘political animal and the now show, and bbc3’s ‘comic side of 7 days’. against the advice of his agent nick also performed as mc hammer on bbc4’s ‘late edition’…

“Excellent – cracking gags” Metro

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton has been writing and performing comedy for many years in plays, sketches and musicals. He has worked the comedy circuit for the last few years with his sharp wit and original comedy songs.

After studying for a Masters degree in ‘Stand Up Comedy’, Tom reached the final of the ‘Paramount Comedy’s Funniest Student’ competition in 2008 and since then has been pivotal in pioneering improv in the south east and brings his charming persona and ingenious instant lyrics to the stage.

Tom was also part of a group called, The Noise Next Door who have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014 , and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray and Harry Hill

“Comedy Gold” The Guardian

“This is 21st century comedy at its very finest and funniest” The stage

Damion Larkin

Damion Larkin is your MC for the night and will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect.

There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

“Industrious in rotating his material…which is warmly and intelligently told” Chortle

“One of the country’s top new acts” BBC

Each of these shows will be completely unique with a 3 different comedians on each night plus the regular MC/ Host. If you can’t make this Friday then check out the other dates available. Next date is Friday 25 August.

Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8pm

Tickets: £17 in advance / £20 on the door 

'I liked it so much I booked for 28 people - they all loved it!'  Will Sherret 

'Ace night'  Julie Lovatt 

'Fantastic night yet again'  Fleur Spafford 

'Great night, everyone must try going, very funny'  Lee Evans (not the Lee Evans!) 

There are all real reviews from real customers so get booking now if you fancy a laugh!.