And we’re back… Happy new one and all that.
Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury
£10 – Doors 7.30pm, Comedy starts at 8pm.
Due to the unpredictable nature of some comics we recommend 16+
Stuart Goldsmith is an internationally award-winning comedian, writer, podcaster and host. With a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, Stuart’s enthusiasm and natural charm conceal a quick wit and fearlessness honed by his early career as a street performer. Surprisingly candid about his exploits, Stuart likes to get his teeth into love, romance and the downside of getting what you want. In addition to his stand-up credentials, recent years have seen Stuart build a reputation as a highly skilled interviewer and engaging host. His always insightful and often inspiring The Comedian’s Comedian podcast shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics, and is much beloved by comedy fans, performers and industry alike. Previous guests include Tim Minchin, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Al Murray and Ross Noble.
“A supremely talented stand-up, with a wonderfully funny view of the world and an effortless charm” – Time Out
Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke). As well as her work as a stand-up, Catherine is also a trained actor having studied an MA in Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her burgeoning broadcasting career has already seen her write material for BBC Radio 4 institution The Now Show and take part in The Paper Review on talkRADIO.
“Clearly on the cusp of great things” - Funny Women
Back in 2007, Darius Davies began his comedy career gracing the stages of the open mic nights in New York. Pretty swiftly, his unique brand of high octane comedy got him noticed and he won an MTV New Talent contest; opening the door for Darius to strut his stuff on MTV America. Darius was almost certain that this taste of stardom would lead to unrivalled fame in the UK, so he hopped overseas and in the blink of an eye (four years later) he found himself gigging regularly up and down the beautiful British Isles. With a particular style akin to a performance poet or faith healer, Darius commands his audience with wonderful charisma – an American style comedian with British soul.
“Brilliant, hilarious, outstanding” ★★★★★ – Broadway Baby
He’s back! Once regular MC Mark Olver has been so sought after as a TV warm-up that we haven’t been able to have him at Travestees for a few years. Mark’s warm-up credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats, Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News For You and Deal or No Deal. He also regularly comperes and headlines for comedy clubs and promoters all over the UK and has supported such acts as Russell Howard and Lee Mack on national tours.
“Cheerful and funny” – The Guardian