First show of the new season!
Tor Leisure Centre, Glastonbury, £10 – Doors 7.30pm, Comedy starts at 8pm.
Scotsman Stephen Carlin has gained critical acclaim and a growing fan base with his original, insightful material and his accomplished delivery. Chosen as one of Stewart Lee’s “Ten Best Stand Up Comedians Ever” Carlin has supported Stewart Lee, Stephen Merchant & Tom Stade on their national tours. Carlin’s art lies in his ability to quarry wildly original material from the most conventional of starting points, by taking run-of-the-mill observations and then applying his relentless but warped logic. This coupled with his exceptional use of language – and his brilliantly opinionated broadsides – make for some very memorable routines, all skilfully delivered in his deadpan Scottish brogue.
“If this man isn’t a household name in five years’ time, the world is even more lacking in justice than we could have feared.” – The Scotsman
Somali-born, Cardiff-raised and London-based, Mo Omar is a fast-rising talent with a unique perspective. Winner of the Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year 2017 and semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny 2017 and Amused Moose 2017 competitions, Mo is currently making short form videos for the new BBC Wales platform BBC Sesh, and was selected to perform as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at Edinburgh last month.
“Omar has a winningly irreverent attitude to sacred cows, with a fresh and feisty delivery that gives him a contemporary edge” – Chortle
Ross Smith is taking the comedy circuit by storm. Having only started gigging in 2015, he’s already a regular at some of the UK’s biggest comedy clubs. His personable, relaxed style and contemporary material, underpinned by clever wordplay and self-deprecating humour, has made him one of the country’s most exciting emerging acts. Last year he made headlines around the world when he agreed to go on holiday with complete strangers, taking the place of another man called Ross Smith. His viral adventure, and the aftermath, was the subject of his debut Edinburgh show, I Am Ross Smith. Ross returned to Edinburgh last month and two of his jokes made it into DaveTV’s Top Ten Jokes of the Fringe.
“Hilarious and original.” – Nish Kumar
Fresh from MCing the comedy at Glastonbury Festival in June Cerys makes her first visit to Travestees. The word ‘fresh’ isn’t all that accurate however as she has since spent the whole of her August going down a storm at Edinburgh with her ’80s Game Show Mash-Up’. Cerys has had a very colourful and eventful life which she loves talking about to make people laugh. She performs her comedy in a story telling style with a West Country charm that is easy to warm to. Cerys can also be seen popping up on Casualty as a regular paramedic and on the occasional Renault advert with Thierry Henry.
“Comically inappropriate flirting and a spreading of good spirits, just what you need from an MC.” – Chortle