Scottish comedian ALAN FRANCIS first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor.
His diverse acting roles include the award winning play PENETRATOR at the Royal Court and Traverse Theatre. In 1995 he co-wrote and co-starred in JEFFREY DAHMER IS UNWELL at the Edinburgh Festival. The play was critically acclaimed and transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London. He appeared in MISS CONCEPTIONS at the1996 Edinburgh Festival and has completed successful runs in both THE BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDY and THE BEST OF SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? In 2002 he presented his one-man show CLOBBERED (a black comedy) at the Edinburgh festival where it received rave reviews. Last year he appeared in TAKE A CHANCE ON ME (A New End Hampstead Theatre Production).
On television he continues to work as a writer/performer on ALISTAIR McGOWAN'S BIG IMPRESSION (BBC 1 - 4 series). The show won Best Entertainment Show at the British Comedy Awards 2000. Other television includes SPY TV, FIST OF FUN, BETWEEN THE LINES, the Alan Partridge Christmas Special KNOWING ME, KNOWING YULE, THE ALEXEI SAYLE SHOW, and ALAS SMITH AND JONES (all BBC), FUNNY FARM (STV) and BBC Scotland's PULP VIDEO, COMEDY NATION (BBC), for which he also wrote and LENNY GOES TO TOWN (BBC), THE 11 O'CLOCK SHOW (Ch4) and STAND-UP (BBC). Most recently Alan appeared in THE LAST LAUGH... (BBC).
On radio Alan co-starred on THE ALAN DAVIES SHOW (Radio 4), which was nominated for the Best Radio Show at the 1998 British Comedy Awards. He has also contributed to ALAN'S BIG ONE FM (Radio 1), THE TREATMENT (Radio 5), THE BUZZ (Radio 4) and two series of SLICES OF LIFE WITH PHIL JUPITUS (Radio 1). He co-wrote and starred in radio 5's Sony Award nominated COLIN.
Alan appeared in the feature film, THE DEBT COLLECTOR (now on general release) and in 2000 he supported RHONA CAMERON on her UK tour.
He's just finished co-writing BIG IMPRESSION EURO 2004 with Alistair McGowan and Ronnie Ancona. As an actor he was in ANIMAL HOUSE (on Sky 1) and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA, directed by Anthony Neilson's. He also wrote and presented a 45 minute factual entertainment show for BBC Radio 4 called STAMP COLLECTING WITH LEGS.
What the press said about 'Clobbered'
"the beautifully observed performances captures all the manic ambivalence of a Hello Magazine culture." THE TIMES
"Acutely observed character monologues…sardonic wit at its best. GO SEE" THE LIST
"Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" THE SUNDAY HERALD
"A delightfully sour hour, excellently executed" EVENING STANDARD
Michael is a stand up, writer, actor, compere, improviser, warm-up and Chortle and Sony award winner. His most recent Edinburgh show, The Idiot (2019) was filmed for Next-up comedy in 2020. Michael also had a sell out run in Edinburgh in 2017, with his musical entertainment Jerk. His previous Edinburgh shows include Tell it Like It Is, Steve; Free Wifi and What A Shame.
Michael has appeared on TV and radio comedy shows like: Dilemma (Radio 4); Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central) and Debatable (BBC2). He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman and he also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger.
He is a team captain on the successful podcast, Do The Right Thing,
currently still recording as best they can and getting stellar guests to
come and answer their moral dilemmas. Chris Addison, Rufus Hound,
Aisling Bea, Joe Lycett and Stuart Maconie have all been part of the fun.
Ladbrokes TV Commercial – 2014
Breaking The Band – Film – 2014
Lens – Ident – C5 – 2014
Here 2 Help, Not 2 Judge Commercial – 2013
Leonard – Film – 2012
Coronation Street – PC Morton – ITV – 2006
Burn It – BBC – 2003
Russel’s first gig was at the notorious King Gong at the Manchester Comedy Store. He went on to win it and then followed it up later that year with a semi final appearance in the Manchester Comedian Of The Year Competition.
Now residing in London, Russell is regularly popping up at prestigious clubs such as Top Secret & Up The Creek, as well as sharing the stage with acts such as Joe Lycett, Sean Walsh and even the chatty man himself Alan Carr.
In 2018 Russell made his Edinburgh Fringe debut with his critically acclaimed show ‘The Curious Incidents Of The Gay In The Night Time’. Since then Russell has gone on to perform at festivals all over the country including Leicester, Nottingham, Manchester & Brighton. He even appeared on the Glee Cardiff Pride Stage alongside Robert White in 2019.
Russell is a likeable act who the audience instantly warm to. With his sharp and cheeky material Russell is a perfect act for any live audience.
Martin Started comedy in 2016 and founded Hooma shortly after, Martin is fast becoming a staple of the East Anglian comedy scene and beyond. An accomplished MC and performer Martin is making waves in the comedy scene gigging for some of the most recognised promoters in the country. In 2018 he appeared on well known talent show Britain's Got Talent, and although wasn't very successful (understatement) learnt loads and has developed his act massively with much better success.
Martin is one of the 'go to' acts in Norfolk, supporting Gary Meikle and Carl Hutchinson on their Norwich legs of their tours.
Britain's Got Talent 2018
BBC New Comedy Show
Sense of Hooma Podcast
"Reliable and definitely worth booking - I'm happy to see him on a bill." John Mann
"Witty, Wonderful and Wacky." Tanyalee Davis
"Martin asked me for a quote and I said yes... Saw him, liked him, hope he gives up soon before he starts costing me work." Gary Delaney
“Can handle a crowd and has funny bones.” Janey Godley
“Brilliant writing, fantastic jokes and a captivating story teller.” Carl Hutchinson
Jaggers Doors open at 7.30pm and you will be welcomed and shown to your seats (and more importantly, you can get some drinks in). The show starts at 8pm when your MC will get the fun started and introduce your opening act. You’ll have a short break before your next talented comedian performs, then another quick break followed by your experienced headliner’s performance. We’ll be providing table service throughout the show, so you can sit back and enjoy the show without missing a gag.
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