Entertainment

Introducing some of our entertainers...


The Oh Suzannas perform live at The Sandgate HotelThe Oh Suzannas
Folkestone based trio The Oh Suzannahs play this sunday at The Sandgate Hotel with a collection of songs from old time country blues such as Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davies, Ray Charles, Beth Hart, Gillian Welch, Hank Williams and Jack White.

Katie Bradley Bouille’s harp playing would I am sure get the nod from her heroes Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, with Diane Dunn singing songs straight from her little heart and Lorraine Lucas cheering us up with some lonesome country blues.
Sam SpadeSam Spade
Sam Spade is a popular rock guitarist and singer.

Drawing on the styles of Clapton, Hendrix, Santana and other contemporary rock guitar icons Sam recreates the passion and demonstrates the artistry of classic rock.

Enjoy Sam perform 50's rock and roll, 60's blues, and modern rock anthems.


Cloud GuruCloud Guru
Cloud Guru is an acoustic solo artist performing a diverse range of covers from the likes of the beatles, kinks, t-rex, oasis, travis, crowded house, verve, killers & plenty more all in acoustic form.

Lady Taylor sings on Mother's DayLady Taylor
Lady Taylor provides a relaxed and soulful experience designed for restaurant entertainment covering songs from the 50's right up to date covering such artists as Caro Emerald and Imelda May. Her passion focusing again on the retro sounds of the years. There is always room for a little dancing too!

She has since performed in bands and duos throughout the country over the years and has most recently formed a duo with 'Sam Spade' forming 'Blues Junction' which focuses on the retro sounds of rockabilly and swing as well as some blues, soul and rock.


Milly Mae plays live music at The Sandgate HotelMilly Mae
Milly Mae is a young artist with a tremendous future ahead of her, attracting interest in her amazing talent from both sides of the Atlantic. Milly Mae is a very driven artist. she is totally committed professional, and pushes herself to the very limits during every performance.

Already described by KMFM's Adam Dowling as the next Pixie Lott Milly Mae currently has several songs recorded, with many more to come!!

Free performance. Reserve a table here to enjoy a meal with your music.

Lorraine Lucas & a Couple of CowboysLorraine Lucas performs with a Couple of Cowboys at The Sandgate Hotel
Lorriane Lucas & a Couple of Cowboys play live in the lounge bar at The Sandgate Hotel. Lorraine performs with her couple of cowboys; Paul Fitzgerald on banjo/dobro and harmonica, Cliff Brown on rhythm and slide guitar and both cowboys providing some great harmonies for Lorraine, entertaining you with their country blues with a touch of noir.

Singing songs for the lost and the lonely (happy folk also welcome) and airing stuff from their soon to be released album Love's Executioner.

Duck Soup plays live music at The Sandgate HotelDuck Soup
Music at The Sandgate Hotel this Sunday. Duck Soup, plays electronic guitar and mandolin. The soupy one performs covers from the 50s to 70s, with many guitar instrumentals from Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Shadows also many rock n roll covers.

Duck Soup previously toured Europe with a rock band approx 10 years ago and also previously played in a Beatles tribute band. He has backed Mungo Jerry and gained experience from other professional musicians.

No entrance fee for this live performance. See more...

Blush live rock covers bandBlush
Rock covers band "Blush" play live this Sunday at The Sandgate Hotel.

Blush are a damn fine six-piece rock covers band (or so they keep being told). Operating in South & East Kent, these experienced musicians have a growing repertoire that extends from The Kings of Leon to Guns ‘n’ Roses and from The Cardigans to Pink Floyd. More details at

Excellent free live music, good food and a full bar overlooking the sea. More details...


Barry Goss plays at The Sandgate HotelBarry Goss
Barry Goss has been gigging for more years than most of us would care to remember.

Having played as part of a band for a couple of decades Barry has finally gone solo. Playing electric guitar and singing rock and roll. Tons of songs from the sixties with a smattering of 70's.

Sixties revival by the sea in Sandgate.




The Odd Couple perform live at The Sandgate HotelThe Odd Couple
The Odd Couple are a Dover based band specializing in Acoustic and Electric Rock and Pop Music. They have together over 80 years playing experience and have played in many renowned venues across the south of England. They also perform in France and Germany.

The Odd Couple perform Acoustic and Electric songs by a wide variety of artists which includes; The Beatles, Bryan Adams, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and Status Quo to name just a few.

Oddly, The Odd Couple are a four piece band, even.

Matt ApplebyMatt Appleby
Matt Appleby is a local singer and song writer. His sound is influenced by the Stereophonics, Radiohead, Paulo Nutini and Oasis to name a few.

As a professional Sound Engineer Matt has a keen ear but also a clear voice. We also hear that he makes a mean cup of coffee!

Come and support this local artiste and enjoy his musical talent.


Here's Johnny, well it's Tom from Liquid Jacket, but he looks Halloween scary in this pictureLiquid Jacket
Liquid Jacket invite you to a Party at The Sandgate Hotel.

Free snacks, good drink with Funk, rock and blues at The Sandgate Hotel performed by Liquid Jacket.

They put their own twist on a range of cover versions from the 60¡¯s through to today!

Liquid Jacket are Tom Walton - Vocals and Charlie Stinchcombe - Guitar & Everything Else.


Chris AndersonChris Anderson
Chris guarantees events really ¡®go with a swing¡¯.

In his solo act ¡®The Swing Thing¡¯, Chris performs classics from legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole etc.  With Chris¡¯s smooth yet powerful vocals, delightfully charismatic charm and a genuine big band sound to back him, you¡¯ll be guaranteed a truly enjoyable and unforgettable night¡¯s entertainment!

For more details on Chris' work see cscentertainments.co.uk


  • Hear Chris sing The Summer Wind  

    Lucia Bryant
    Lucia Bryant is a popular local singer with a wide range of experience.

    Lucia has played parts in local productions of musicals such as West Side Story and Phantom of the Opera and in the USA and Russia.

    Now back int he UK, Lucia's performance is more mainstream covering recent hits ranging from James Morrison to the Scissor Sisters with some pop classics. Come and support this local artist at The Sandgate Hotel. There is no entrance fee for the performance.

    See Rebecca Robinson live at the Sandgate HotelRebecca Robinson
    Very popular singer Rebecca Robinson originally performed country music, performing with a band and as a solo artist for a number of years. A return to theatre productions around five years ago gave Rebecca the impetus to explore new genres and unlock the potential of her vocal ability. After some intensive training Rebecca chose to devote herself solely to singing. She has recorded two albums and built up a client base that sees her performing throughout the South East in a commercial and private capacity.

    Rebecca's love of music and performing deepens with every day and she is passionate about the continued development of her abilities. For more details, including sound clips, see Rebecca's website.

    Beau Keats performs at The Sandgate HotelBeau Keats
    Beau Keats performs a live soul, blues and jazz act at the Sandgate Hotel.

    Beau keats (with her unique & distinctive soulful voice) is a highly regarded live Performer.

    Her singing career has spanned over many years singing covers by the greats such as Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Glady's Knight, Shirley Bassey and many more.....

    No entrance fee for this performance.

    Cultured Pearl live at the Sandgate HotelCultured Pearl
    Cultured Pearl invite you to spend an afternoon of acoustic music for the pre-rap generation. From Slide Blues to Wistful Folk, Cultured Pearl play a range of covers from the 60's and 70's. They appeal to those who appreciate fine songwriting and a chilled out vibe. 

    Cultured Pearl consists of Paul Brisley (Lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Nick Esson (Lead Guitar) playing selected covers from the 1960¡¯s to the 1980¡¯s they appeal to those who appreciate fine song writing and a chilled out vibe.  

    The unique acoustic sound of two Atkin Guitars and Paul's soulful and gritty vocals.

    View more on www.myspace.com/culturedpearlmusic

    Paul Starks and his family bandPaul Starks
    Paul is a very experienced entertainer and musician and is currently working solo as well as in combinations of "STARKS" the family band. STARKS can be either a duo, trio, or quartet or now a 5 piece made up of Paul and his 3 very talented sons plus Pete the drummer. Between them the band play guitars,saxophone, banjo, bass, mandolins, melodeon, bodhran, fiddle,harmonicas, drums and whatever else they can fit in the car.

    They play pop, rock, soul, blues, folk, country, bluegrass and more and sing with their lovely trademark family harmonies.

    Live music at the Sandgate Hotel from The MercurialsThe Mercurials

    The Mercurials play a fusion of gypsy jazz, flamenco and blues.

    They are an acoustic guitar duo featuring Bernard Eveleigh and Paul Minter. They write and perform their own songs and instrumentals with some additional arranged covers from Kurt Weil, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, The Doors among many others.

    See www.themercurials.com

    Lynette Frances live at The Sandgate Hotel

    Lynette Frances

    Lynette Frances performs a wide range of songs delivered without a glitch. Her voice is clearly a versatile instrument, that can be switched ¨C seemingly effortlessly - from sounding unrestrained and powerful for one song, to hauntingly beautiful for another, to raunchy and camp for a third. Another thing about Lynette: she has great stage presence, with her solid guitar playing and vocal ability, she can work the room like Elvis in Vegas.

    Come and see Lynette perform live at The Sandgate Hotel lounge bar. Great afternoon's entertainment with no entrance fee. East Edna performs live at The Sandgate Hotel

    You can find Lynette performing regularly at The Sandgate Hotel and also around the south east as half of the acoustic 80s pop covers duo called "The Boody Hoos". You can see more of Lynette on myspace www.myspace.com/lynettefrances 

    East Edna
    East Edna delivers her cockney comic musical routine to entertain you at The Sandgate Hotel lounge bar and terrace.
    No entrance fee, great music, good fun.

    Yosemite folk singerYosemite
    Popular local musician Yosemite plays live at the Sandgate Hotel.

    Yosemite is influenced by and plays Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and folk music as well as some original songs.  Yosemite's gigs are a laid back nostalgia trip for some and enlightening for others.

    There is no entrance fee for this performance. Relax and enjoy.

    Realm 79 at The Sandgate Hotel"Realm 79"
    Play an acoustic set in the lounge bar at The Sandgate Hotel.

    Realm 79 are a local band who cover songs from the last 5 decades including tracks like 9 to 5, smells like teen spirit, here I go again. Chris, Ollie, Nick and Dave from Realm 79 are keen to put on an excellent show at The Sandgate Hotel. Come along and support them.

    No entrance fee charged.

    Jess McGarry sings soul at The Sandgate Hotel
    Jessica McGarry
    Jessica McGarry is a local singer who brings a vibrant and refreshing approach to old time soul classics.

    Hear Jess put her unique spin on a variety of tracks by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Daniel Merriweather and more.

    Sure to be a memorable performance.

    No entrance fee.


    Nic Bennett at The Sandgate HotelNic Bennett
    Nic Bennett performs his passionate, dynamic and intense acoustic music. Nic's influences range from Damien Rice through to the Jam. 

    Nic plays a range of covers and original music composed by himself.

    A thoughtful, imaginative and original artist.

    Listen to Nic play at The Sangate Hotel.

    Louise Orfila, talented youn local singer
    Louise Orfila
    Louise Orfila sings live at The Sandgate Hotel.

    Louise is a young local singer performing a unique blend of her own acoustic / rock songs and other popular hits. Louise's performance includes songs from her debut album "Piece of the Puzzle".

    Louise Orfila currently trains with the Blackfish Academy of Performing Arts in Dover and has performed in many large productions including the lead role as 'Scaramouche¡¯ in ¡®We Will Rock You¡¯ and Serena in ¡®FAME the Musical¡¯. In the past few years Louise has performed her songs at several sell out concerts and has sold her records in USA, Japan, China, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Gibraltar.

    Gary Dean performs at The Sandgate HotelGary Dean
    Gary Dean performs music across the board from Nat King Cole, 70s covers, Country and Rock.

    Gary has performed in pubs, clubs and country festivals. Gary once played backing The Bay City Rollers and some 60s bands.

    There is no entrance fee for this performance. Relax and enjoy.



    Folk musicians at THE Sandgate HotelTom Kitching and Gren Bartley
    Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley are one of the brightest young acts on the folk scene today. This evening they are playing music from a remarkably broad range of sources.
     
    'The instruments spark, with the combination of the bright fiddle and the acclaimed finger picking style of Bartley giving a lovely flow to the tunes' - Maverick Magazine

    A free perfomance for folk music loverrs in the Sandgate Hotel's lounge bar. Good food, good company, good drink and good music. Life is good.

    Bob Bartell and Friends
    Bob Bartell and friends perform a lively range of Country & Western music guranteed to get your toes tapping in the restaurant and lounge bar.

    Bob is a well-known local artist who has a following of fellow musicians who often perform with him. Good music, good drinks and great food overlooking the English Channel at The Sandgate Hotel.

    Free to residents and non-residents alike.

    Enjoy.

    Harriet Dury sings at The Sandgate Hotel overlooking the sea
    Harriet Dury
    Harriet Dury is a local female vocalist who performs a variety of material from upbeat popular music, ballads, acoustic and disco from various decades.

    Harriet has played a number of stage musical roles including Sandy in 'Grease', Mrs Lyons in 'Blood Brothers' and is rehearsing for the lead in 'Footloose'. She has also been involved with local shows with the community theatre project playing Gabriella in 'High School Musical 2' and Serena in 'FAME The Musical'.

    Rachael Parry Taylor live at The sandgate HotelHarriet's performance at The sandgate Hotel will include a range of lively covers with some of her own original material.

    Rachael Parry Taylor
    Rachael has a varied repetoire to suit all ages and tempos. Hear Rachael perform tracks by artists such as Shania Twain, Nina Simone, Blondie, Dusty Springfield, Amy Winehouse and Duffy.

    A competent, charismatic and dynamic vocalist. Rachael communicates with and involves the audience.

    Come and see Paul Lambourne live at the Sandgate Hotel
    Paul Lambourne
    Paul is an accomplished, entertaining and experienced singer and musician who has performed at theatre, cabaret, stadiums and arenas, on video, film, radio and television all over the world. He has had chart hits in both Britain and Europe and most recently had 6weeks play-listed airplay on prime-time BBC Radio. Paul has worked with many top European producers and musicians including Alan Winstanley, Nigel Kennedy, OMD and The Lightening Seeds.

    Paul's other commitments have included entertaining the forces all across the globe.

    Adam and JayneAdam Piggott and Jayne Freeman
    Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman return to their musical roots as they collaborate on an album of beautiful original acoustic songs. Previous musical projects have taken them from performances at The Royal Albert Hall, BBC Radio 6, The National Theatre and tours across Italy, Holland and France.

    Combining powerful acoustic guitar and ukulele with inspired melodies in the folk and pop tradition the duo also take a unique slant on some well known and unexpected covers.


    Traditional Dixieland soundRobin's Louisiana Four
    Traditional Dixieland sound from "Robin’s Louisiana Four".

    The New Orleans jazz quartet are Ian (string bass), Andy (banjo & guitar), Dave (clarinet & sax) and Robin on drums.

    There is no entrance fee for this toe tapping, dancing banjo plucking performance. Relax, join in and enjoy.

    Jason Leigh rocks and rolls by the seaJason Leigh
    Electric guitar in hand Jason Leigh sings his way through a huge repertoire of rock and roll hits from the 1950's through to this century.

    We may not have a stage at The Sandgate Hotel but Jason puts on an impressive stage performance as he encourages the audience to sing, dance and reminisce bygone rock 'n roll legends.

    Reserve a table here


    Phil Trainor live musicPhil Trainor
    Phil Trainor, originally from Belfast, is a relative newcomer to the music scene. In 2004 after playing guitar and singing in several bands as a hobby, he decided to make a living out of playing music and moved to Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca, Spain. A popular performer around the pub circuit, Phil is a multi instrumentalist and can turn his hand to most types of music from popular to his own material. Folk music however is Phil’s forte and Irish music in particular. He normally performs as a solo artist and delivers his material with a wicked sense of humour.

    Folk music and Irish in particular remains Phil´s main influence although he does admit to being an audience driven entertainer.

    His instruments include Guitar, Harmonica, Tin Whistle, Banjo Mandolin and Bodhran (Irish Drum).

    The Oh Suzannas perform live at The Sandgate HotelOh Suzannahs
    Folkestone based trio The Oh Suzannahs play this sunday at The Sandgate Hotel with a collection of songs from old time country blues such as Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davies, Ray Charles, Beth Hart, Gillian Welch, Hank Williams and Jack White.

    Katie Bradley Bouille’s harp playing would I am sure get the nod from her heroes Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry, with Diane Dunn singing songs straight from her little heart and Lorraine Lucas cheering us up with some lonesome country blues.


    Pierre Hollins - `¡®An unsung hero of new comedy. Don¡¯t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny.¡¯ TIME OUTPierre Hollins
    His relaxed amiability is defined by a compelling conversational style and absurd guitar posturing. His ¡®songs¡¯ are jokes that rhyme, set to a guitar backbeat, never travelling down the easy route of song parodies. He covers topics from love and hate, to sex and politics with a totally original voice, delivering his material with charm and irrelevance.

    "An unsung hero of new comedy. Don¡¯t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny" - Time Out

    Trevor LockTrevor Lock - Funny, moving and clever
    One of the most distinctive and talented comedians on the comedy circuit, Trevor Lock has been a favourite on the London stand-up circuit and at the Edinburgh Festival where he has also co-written, performed and directed four critically acclaimed comic plays.
    "once again proves himself to be a wonderful story teller capable of weaving the unbelievable into a solid hour of fantasy" - Edinburgh Evening News
    "a delightful performance, all shadow boxing with a twinkle in his doleful eyes" - Time Out
    "superbly comic writing" - Sunday Times
    "strangely charming and irresistible. Utterly improbable, absolutely entertaining" - The Independent

    Jason Patterson - oozes confidenceJason Patterson
    Jason Patterson is an Award Winning Comedian who started out in comedy in 2006 and since then he¡¯s performed at comedy clubs all over the UK. Jason's strong performances led him to win the Loaded Laftas Rising Star Comedy Award. With the confidence and stage presence of a seasoned pro this award-winning comedian is definitely one to watch out for.

    "absolutely sounds the part. He¡¯s got a rich, deep voice that oozes confidence, and a perfectly measured delivery that gives him instant authority" - Chortle



    James Abbott - deadpan delivery and excellent jokes get me every timeJames Abbott
    Hailing from Dover is never a good start but James has succeeded in becoming a fine young comic and an excellent compere.

    ¡°His deadpan delivery and excellent jokes get me every time¡± - Lonestar


    Paul Pirie at The Sandgate HotelPaul Pirie
    Paul has had a consecutive succession of sell out shows at The Glasgow Comedy Festival, most recently in 2007, with his first solo show, "I Pirie the Fool". Currently Paul appears regularly as the Headline Act, Main Support or Compere at The Stand in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Ha Ha Comedy, Just Laugh and Mirth Control as well as other various venues throughout Scotland and England.

    ¡°a brilliant natural comedian¡± - Evenng News
    ¡°a hilarious rubber-faced clown¡± - The Scotsman
    "a most impressive physical comedian" - Chortle

    Carly Smallman - delightfully ebullientCarly Smallman
    Carly Smallman sings funny songs. She was born in 1985, but didn¡¯t begin performing stand-up comedy until 2009. Her unique blend of outrageous impropriety and adorable sincerity has established her as a firm favourite in London clubs and beyond. She has played at some fabulous venues, including Banana Cabaret, The Covent Garden Comedy Club, Up the Creek, Spank, Amused Moose Soho, and Comedy Camp.

    ¡°delightfully ebullient¡± - Time Out
    ¡°a stand-up comedian who I think is fantastic¡± - Rob Brydon
    "a bundle of energy" - The Sun

    Ian Smith - Fantastically funnyIan Smith
    Despite only being 21, Ian Smith has been performing comedy for more than three years and in that time has caught the eye with his style of downbeat observations and uniquely warped trains of thought.

    Having won the Newbury Comedy Festival"s competition "You Must Be Joking" in 2009, Ian has gone on to cement his reputation as one of the brightest young comics around, placing second in Comedy Central"s student competition and appearing in the final of Chortle"s student competition in 2010 for the second time.

    Noel James Absolutely HilariousNoel James
    For eight years, Noel has performed comedy throughout the UK. He has performed at all major comedy clubs and festivals, including Glastonbury and Edinburgh. He is surreal, bizarre, absurd, intelligent, and yet, strangely attractive. Miss him at your peril!
    "Liberates the lunatic side to our personalities - brilliantly!" - Time Out
    "Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs" - The Independent
    "Huge fan!" - The Sunday Times
    "Absolutely Hilarious!" - HTV & Wales on Sunday

    Mark Simmons is tonight's compereMark Simmons
    Mark Simmons has been performing since 2009 and has established himself as one of the best young comperes on the UK circuit. He has both the material and the audience interaction to win over any crowd.

    So you think your funny? - Finalist
    Amused Moose Laugh Off - Finalist
    English comedian of the year - Finalist
    Portsmouth Laughing Gear New Act Competition-Winner
    Newbury Comedy Festival New Act Competition-Finalist and Runner-up

    JJoel Dommett - English Comedian of the Year 2009oel Dommett
    English Comedian of the year Finalist 2009
    Joel is also Co presenter of the Paul Foot Radio Show on Resonance FM and BBCs Sun Seekers. Had comedy roles on E4s Skins and ITVs Teenage Kicks. Mark Restuccia performs at The Sandgate Comedy Club

    Mark Restuccia
    ¡®He had the verve and confidence of a seasoned pro' - Steve Bennett (Chortle)
    'This man is quite simply a brilliant joke teller. Having seen him myself, I have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending this man for your comedic viewing¡­' - James Everett (The Porthole Comedy Club)
    'His act was like a Royal toilet - always polished but often filthy' - Channel4.com Comedy Police

    Nathan Caton
    Star of Paramount's 'The Nathan Caton Show'
    Chortle Student Comic of the Year 2005
    Amused Moose Comedy Runner-up 2005
    Broadcast Hotshot 2007

    FPaul F Taylor
    ¡°nicely off-beat lines¡± Chortle
    ¡°A dry and relaxed performance from Paul F Taylor also won over some fans - with a gag involving the French, horses and glue probably taking the title of best of the evening.¡± Newbury Today
    ¡°Gleeful and insistent silliness¡± Three Weeks

    Mike BelgraveMike Belgrave
    "The excellent Mike Belgrave" Time Out
    "Belgrave has a nice line in observational comedy...
    ...an effortless patter that puts any audience in a good mood." Chortle Review

    Tom Goodliffe

    Tom¡¯s winning combination of engaging warmth and smart material is earning him a reputation as a talented and promising act on the UK comedy circuit. Half Welshman, half YTom Goodliffe performs at The Sandgate Comedy Cluborkshireman, all funny, Tom stands six foot six and combines towering physical stature with a hugely likeable stage persona.
    Tom¡¯s assured presence provides the perfect platform for delivering his range of personal, confessional and observational material. He engages any audience with his flair for storytelling, recounting embarrassing family moments and combining such polarised topics as maths and rap music with confident ease.

    "Really great!" ¨C Jason Manford.
    "The performance is exemplary" ¨C Chortle



    James Dowddeswell performs at The Sandgate HotelJames Dowdeswell
    Winner of the Jongleurs New Act Competition 2000 is a dedicated comedian from Bristol. Last year he performed at the Edinburgh Festival as part of the Screaming Blue Murder - Big Value Comedy Show. This year he is returning to Edinburgh with Dunlop and Dowdeswell, a double bill with Scottish stand-up comedian, Dougie Dunlop. The highlight of his career to date was supporting Phil Kaye on a national tour.

    ¡°...intoxicating cocktail of revolutionary stand-up ... A future star in the making¡± Venue Magazine
    ¡°A quirky impressionist with very funny material.¡± The Times
    ¡°very addictive.¡± The Stage


    CChristian Comedy Steelhristian Steel
    As a graduate of London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Christian first began performing stand-up comedy in Janruay 2006. Christian was offered the male lead in The Graduate in the West End opposite Jerry Hall, but turned it down to play Peter 'Geordie' Gardner in BBC's Second World War film "Night Flight" alongside Christopher Plummer & Edward Woodwood. He then went on to film Channel 4's "Shackleton" with Kenneth Branagh (HBO/CH4FILMS) and was guest star in Born & Bred (BBC 1) as Mr Manley along side James Bolam. Since starting stand up he has moved through the ranks fast and now performs at and headlines clubs all over Europe.

    "his fast paced Geordie delivery was just outstanding, using a good combo of his own material and audience participation!" EDFRINGE.COM

    Marlon Davis Comedian at The Sandgate HotelMarlon Davies
    With a Brown Eyed Boy series on MTV under his belt, Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser, actor and presenter.
    "Star of Edinburgh Festivals Comedy Reserve"
    "Davis is charming, with a winning smile, his passion in acting out all the little scenarios that comprise his set is enviable", Chortle.co.uk
    "He¡¯s going to be a star, has all charm and passion of Chris Rock", Adam Bloom
    "Marlon was amazing!! Got one of the best receptions all day - and the Comedy tent was busier than ever! That boy's going to go far!", Mick Bateman, RISE Festival

    Neil McFarlane posh Scotsman who makes you laughNeil McFarlane
    Neil's act combines the surreal, wordplay, topical material, personal experience, an unhealthy preoccupation with gin and an increasing ability to actually talk to the audience off-the-cuff - yes, you heard it here first (unless you've already met him).
    Neil is an example of that rare species - a self-confessed and relatively shameless middle-class Glaswegian. (Relatively shameless, that is - he still says 'sorry' at least once a minute, even if there's no one else in the room.)

    ¡°Magnificent¡± Time Out
    ¡°Creamed potato.¡± The Scotsman

    Luke Benson performs at The Sandgate HotelLuke Benson
    Luke has been performing stand up since late 2006 & is establishing himself on the circuit both as an act & compere.
    Having performed with the likes of Noel Fielding, Danny Bhoy, Phil Kaye he is adept at working with more experienced acts. His mix of jokes and stories keeps the laughter going through the entire show and is guaranteed to undo any audience.

    ¡°Bensons set is one of the best around¡±: London Lite
    ¡°Hugely likeable, experienced & Really funny¡± Time out


    Stuart Goldsmith live at the Sandgate Hotel's Comedy Club
    Stuart Goldsmith
    An immediately likeable and energetic performer, Stuart is an
    experienced compere, actor and comedian.

    ¡°Rich with word play¡­ pitch perfect delivery¡± - Chortle

    ¡°Slick monologues and excellent one-liners¡± - Metro

    ¡°Intriguing and invigorating¡± - The Scotsman

    ¡°You're doing a beautiful job. I couldn't be happier"
    Jerry Greenfield, co-founder, Ben & Jerry¡¯s

    Benny Boot live at the Sandgate Hotel's Comedy Club on ThursdayBenny Boot

    Described as 'Australia's finest comedy export' Benny Boot is young and sickeningly talented.

    Benny has played all over Australia and recently moved to London to perform. His skills as a comic are ever improving and he is fast making a name for himself on the London comedy circuit. In September Benny was invited to the Vancouver Comedy festival. His fast paced, surreal, off beat comedy keeps the laughter rolling through the entire show and is guaranteed to bring any audience undone.


    Kevin Precious live at the Sandgate Hotel's comedy clubKevin Precious
    Kevin Precious has had something of a long and varied career in the business of show, making his first tentative foray into the world of entertainment as a teenage bass playing dirt bag in the working men's clubs of that northern metropolis, Hull.

    "Kevin's stage charisma and poise set him head and shoulders above the previous acts." - The Times

    "If he were any more laid back he'd fall over - we fell over laughing." - Evening Standard

    Barry Castagnola live at the Sandgate Hotel
    Barry Castagnola

    Comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola has firmly established himself as an accomplished comic performer. He has been performing stand-up in the UK and internationally for over 5 years having started out by blagging his way onto the stage at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His easy going style, mixing hilarious personal stories with some sharp social and political comment, enthuses audiences at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK. Barry has performed in New York, Ireland, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Glastonbury and The Reading Festival. TV stand up includes The Stand Up Show (BBC1) and Net.Comedy (Action Time for Carlton World).

    "Fast rising talent" The Times

    "Bundles of charm" The Metro

    Gareth Richards performing live at the Sandgate HotelGareth Richards
    Gareth Richards did his first stand-up comedy gig aboard "The Wibbly-Wobbly Boat" a notoriously rowdy venue in South London in 2005. Since then he has performed all over the UK pedaling his own unique brand of edgily surreal Jokes and one-liners, and stories based on true events.

    Gareth has gigged for Comedy Agencies Off the Kerb and Mirth Control and has had spots at the Comedy Store London, Jesters in Bristol and has won the new acts nights at the comedy Caf¨¦ and the Bedford.

    "You really made me laugh" Frank Skinner

    Josh Widdicombe live at the Sandgate HotelJosh Widdicombe
    Originally from bleakest Dartmoor, Josh Widdicombe has been doing stand up since January of this year. He was a finalist in So You Think You're Funny? 2008 and was also a semi-finalist in the Laughing Horse new act of the year and Amused Moose Laugh Off within months of starting out.

    He performed at Edinburgh Festival as part of GSOH's South By South Wales showcase at the Gilded Balloon.

    So You Think Your Funny? Finalist 2008


    Jimmy McGhie comedian at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubJimmy McGhie
    Jimmy is one of the fast rising young comics on the comedy circuit today.

    After only ten gigs, he reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny Final at the Edinburgh Festival and the semi finals of the BBC New Talent competition and the final of the Amused Moose Star Search 2005.

    This has led to him receiving weekend bookings at the Comedy Store and Jongleurs in London and regular bookings all over the country.

    Pete Jonas
    Pete Jonas has been performing stand-up in London since 2001. He moved to London from Melbourne to continue a promising marketing carePete Jonas at the Sandgate Comedy Cluber. Instead, he found himself unable to contain the increasing number of wise cracks in his head and felt compelled to say a thing or two about Britain¡¯s ¡°stunning weather, exquisite cuisine and unquestionable levels of service¡±. Pete is resident compere of London¡¯s Comedy Tree, where he regularly hosts audiences of over one hundred people. He has performed at, and compered, clubs all over London, the UK and in his hometown of Melbourne.

    ¡°A sleek, professional act¡­ the pace, emphasis and rhythm of his delivery is spot-on. A rock-solid act guaranteed to entertain.¡± Chortle

    ¡°The execution of this work is perfect¡­ hilariously insightful¡± The List

    Rik Moore joins the line-up at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubRik Moore
    Rik won the Comedy Store¡¯s King Gong in October 2005, was a semi-finalist of the 2007 Laughing Horse New Act comp, and was a finalist in the 2007 Best New Acts Showcase at the Comedy Cafe. He also performed at the Channel 4 Media planning awards 2007 and compered the Planet Rock Radio 2007 Christmas Party.

    In summer 2007 Rik compered Wednesday Night Fever at Lee Hurst¡¯s Backyard, and made his MCing debut at the Comedy Cafe in July 2008. Currently one of the regular comperes at the Bath House in Soho, Rik is also one half of Fraser & Rik's 80's Movie Marathon.

    Mike Manera live at The Sandgate HotelMike Manera
    Mike Manera has been performing comedy for more than six years as a stand up and MC. He is very funny, and frequently rebooked by clubs he has played.

    The press have said...
    ¡°A comedy force¡± ¨C Time Out
    ¡°If most comedians jokes were as funny as Manera¡¯s real stories, then the world would be a better place¡± ¨C Kate Copstick, The Scotsman.
    ¡°Amazing stage presence¡± ¨C Chortle
    ¡°As funny as he is clever. And he is very clever¡± ¨C The Guardian

    Ali Cook performs at the Sandgate Comedy ClubAli Cook
    Ali performs magic with a mischievous and surreal attitude. He has written and performed seven of his own TV series in the last few years.

    Star of Channel 4¡¯s Dirty Tricks.

    "Funny, sharp and interesting. A real rising star" - Christian O'Connell Virgin Radio

    "The next big thing" - The Sunday Times


    Kevin Dewsbury performs at The Sandgate Comedy ClubKevin Dewsbury
    As soon as he steps on stage the audience quickly realise they are in the company of a natural born performer, his material ranges from storytelling, observations on daily life and killer one liners, he is also faultless at mimicking accents. Due to his impeccable comic timing Kevin is guaranteed to leave crowds wanting more of his top-notch humour and because of this, he was snapped up to perform at the Edinburgh Festival in the sell out Big Value Comedy Late Show 2004 and has recently completed a national tour with 'Joke Machine' Tim Vine. He is also constantly sought after for his acting work, most recently appearing in an advert for Natwest Student Bank Accounts and is currently working on a television project with Perrier Newcomer Will Hodgson.

    ¡°Sheer talent will win you over in one click of his comedy fingers' Time Out

    Erich McElroy live at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubErich McElroy
    Erich started doing stand-up here in Britain five years ago and has performed regularly on the London circuit. Originally from Seattle, he was a performer with the sketch group 'Up in Your Grill', and has a degree in acting. He has been resident MC of The Comedy Tree in London for five years.

    Erich writes for the weekly satirical ¡®The Comedy Tree News¡¯ which lampoons life in the UK and topical news headlines for the last five years. Erich's writings can be found on The Comedy Tree website.

    Joe K live at The Sandgate Comedy ClubJoe K
    Comedian and actor, Joe K has his own unique style accompanied by his great stage presence & sharp delivery. Innovative imagination and Eclectic. The winner of King Gong at the Comedy Store and comedy cafe. Recently, Joe has gained experience at the comedy cafe (Stratford East), Comedy Blaze and gigs such as The Comedy Store, Mirth Control, Chuckle Club, Off the Kerb, Jester etc. Previously a semi finalist for the So You Think You're Funny competition.

    "Look out for him in the future.... He's going to be Big - Amen" - his Mum!
    ¡°One of my favourite new acts¡± - Reginald D Hunter

    Robert Broderick at The Sandgate Comedy ClubRobert Broderick
    For the past year, stand up comedian Rob Broderick has been delighting and amazing audiences with his music and comedy show. It is a heady combination of stand up comedy, mixed with improvised lyrics based on audience suggestions over guitar licks and folk rhythms.

    Time Out ¨C ¡°Very funny, fresh and endlessly creative¡­ A star-of-the-future¡±
    Metro Newspaper - "Broderick's feverish and intensely funny imagination was hugely entertaining."
    British Theatre Guide ¨C ¡°Rob Broderick comes up with perfect off-the-cuff punch lines. A comic of rare inventiveness.¡±
    ¡°8 Mile meets Flight of the Conchords¡± ¨C Chortle.co.uk

    Kent Valentine performs live comedyKent Valentine
    With an infectious mix of irreverence and enthusiastic optimism, Kent Valentine is one of the most dynamic comedians on the Australian comedy landscape ¨C and now he¡¯s arrived on the British comedy scene.

    ¡°a hugely endearing presence, a natural raconteur with winning stories full of mischief, optimism and warmth. He is so effortlessly charming and likeable, that he could be the next Adam Hills¡± - Chortle
    "Momentum and intensity ¡­ Kent Valentine is a comedy locomotive with a captivating storytelling style mixed with brutally hilarious honesty" - Triple M
    ¡°Valentine is in equal parts prepossessing, cavalier, clever and hilarious¡± - State Of The Arts

    Kevin Shepherd live at The Sandgate Comedy ClubKevin Shepherd
    Kevin moved from his native town of Bognor Regis with a burning ambition to become a successful stand up comic. Once he had conquered his initial fears Kevin quickly became a regular at many clubs. He also got through to The Laughing Horse new act of the Year Final 2002 and came second in the Krater New act of the Year 2002 at the Komedia in Brighton.

    "Kevin is a charismatic young man with a sharp wit and cheeky humour" - Bahrain Extra.
    "Kevin's friendly face and light touch comedy was a hit with the Knutters. He got hold of the audience and held them to the end, they really listened and laughed." - King Knut's Club
    "Cuts a confident and assured figure." - Chortle.

    Meryl O'Rourke live at the comedy clubMeryl O¡¯Rourke
    Star of her own Radio 4 show
    "Fantastic" - Jonathan Ross
    "Meryl O'Rourke can find the disturbing side of everything!" Eastmagazine

    Meryl has been storming the UK, Irish, New York and Barcelona comedy circuits for 10 years; thrilling, delighting and disturbing people on the subjects of rice, ovaries, breasts and dead TV chefs. A born and bred South Londoner, Meryl has been described as having a brave confessional style.

    Meryl is also an accomplished broadcaster currently appearing monthly on Radio 4 with her comedy series "The Hysterical Method Of Conception". This self written self performed serial appears as part of the Woman's Hour strand and you can hear all the episodes on www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour . Tony Blair is a fan...

    Meryl was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award 2003 (along with Johnny Vegas, Jonathan Ross and Mark Lamarr) and was nominated for Best Breakfast Show (against Terry Wogan).

    See Mark Felgate at The Sandgate HotelMark Felgate
    As seen on Nickleodeon
    "He's a good mix of stand-up, silly voices, noises and verbal acrobatics" - Time Out

    Mark Felgate is a man with unique talents. His startling abilities as a ventriloquist, combined with a wickedly daft sense of humour, have helped him become a sought after act on the stand-up comedy circuit.

    Performing without a dummy, Mark throws his voice to create side splitting routines freaking out the audience. His performances include a slew of silly voices, noises and vocal acrobatics. Mark has appeared many times at the Edinburgh Festival and is also an accomplished presenter and actor appearing in numerous short films. Mark also starred in and wrote, "lipsmackin" (a pilot for BBC three), was the winning comedian on gagging for it (Channel 5) and taught and Ant and Dec on the screen how to do ventriloquism for their "Saturday Night Take-Away". Mark has also lent his voice to the radio, playing the character Dewey in two series of the BBC radio 4 sitcom "Elephants to Catch Eels" from the writers of "Dead Ringers".


    Ro Campbell at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubRo Campbell
    "A hugely entertaining and accomplished performer, it was hard not to wish he had a whole night to himself"
    - SkinnyMag

    A brief excerpt from Ro's resume...

    Winner, J20 Big Tickle Comedy Fest Competition, Derry, Northern Ireland, 2005.

    SYTYF Semi-Final, Edinburgh Fringe, 2005.

    Final Scottish Comedian Of The Year 2007.

    Final Hackney Empire New Act 2009.

    Dan Evans live at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubDan Evans
    'Skilful and surreal' The Scotsman
    'Original and inventive' The Times

    Dan Evans first appeared on the comedy circuit in 1994, shortly afterwards leaving a promising career as one of East Anglia's leading office menials to go full time.

    Over the past decade his twisted logic has delighted the nation, helping it through the dark days of the death of HRH The Queen Mother and the uncertainties of 21st century property prices.

    As well as playing clubs and universities throughout the UK, Dan has gigged in Holland, Germany, Dubai and Ireland as well as being part of the sell-out Screaming Blue Murder Cabaret and Avalon Comedy Zones at the Edinburgh Fringe.

    Dan's TV and radio appearances include Brain Candy (BBC3 & 2), Channel 5 at The Store, Channel 5 Comedy Zone and the Radio 2 Stand Up Show. He writes too, with many credits including The Very World of Milton Jones (R4 - Sony Award Winner), Rory Bremner Who Else? (CH 4), The Eleven O'Clock Show (CH 4), The Live Floor Show (BBC 1), Revolver (BBC 1) and The Joan Rivers Position (CH 5).

    Aaron Counter comedian at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubAaron Counter
    "a quiet confidence and a quick wit," Chortle.co.uk
    "very intelligent humour contrasting with his very laid back presence" Christchurch Paper

    This young Australian has been impressing audiences with his measured, self-assured stage presence and flat out funny material. Engaging and quick-witted, Aaron's intelligent humour is delivered with an acid tongue but tempered with a playful child-like manner. His relaxed and inviting delivery balances nicely against a sometimes acerbic take on modern life.

    Aaron has established himself as a regular act at comedy venues throughout the UK. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival every year since 2003. In 2004 Aaron spent the later part of the year touring in Australia playing Sydney and Melbourne as well as his hometown of Perth. In 2005 he has continued his momentum reaching the Final of the BBC New Comedy Awards and performing throughout the UK and Australia.

    Adam Ethan Crowe live at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubAdam Ethan Crow
    "The British are coming! and he's funny!" -Greenwich Village Voice
    "An entertaining and skilful comedian!" -Time Out
    "Cracking Act! " - Dr Fox (Capital Radio)

    In the five years Adam has been performing, he has honed his act to perfection due to the diverse venues he has found himself in, be it a festival, a comedy club, or a corporate function, his act storms anywhere on the bill.

    Adam is one of the few performers on the British comedy circuit that also works on the other side of the Atlantic. A recent two week run at America's world famous 'New York Comedy Club' earnt him rave reviews and secured him work at other clubs in the USA.

    Paddy LennoxPaddy Lennox
    Paddy started Stand-Up in December 2001 only to be interrupted with a couple of comedies at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and a couple of surreal commercials in far off lands, before returning to his new found passion. A natural, warm MC and a comic who's set is rapidly becoming stronger and stronger.

    ¡°...simply a scream.¡± The Telegraph

    ¡°comedy the way it should be: a laugh-a-minute which leaves the audience wishing the show was just a little bit longer ... gentle Irish lilt belies a mischievous sense of humour.¡± Fest

    "Excellent stand-up, Paddy Lennox, is laid-back and charismatic. Vastly entertaining". Three Weeks.

    Jim Smallman and his silver tomgue comedy at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubJim Smallman
    Jim Smallman has been a comedian for nearly 4 years, and in that time has established himself as one of British comedy¡¯s most intriguing young comics. After reaching the final stages of both the Laughing Horse and Leicester Mercury new act competitions, he is now a regular face and voice on local TV and radio around the East Midlands (for both his comedy career and his sporting affiliation with Leicester City). Jim has in recent times become something of a comedy ambassador for all things Leicester, and is a stalwart of the city¡¯s annual comedy festival. His first solo show, ¡®The Boy Next Door Gone Wrong¡¯, was nominated for Best Debut Show at the 2009 Leicester Comedy Festival, and Jim took that show to Edinburgh this August.

    Matt Rudge laughs the hind legs off a donkey at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubMatt Rudge
    Matt is an energetic and charming act, with surreal but often cutting material told with a friendly cheeky smile. Born to a Glaswegian mother and a Brummie dad, Matt Rudge grew up confused in Somerset.

    Matt has appeared numerous times on British TV, including presenting off the wall reports for The Wright Stuff on Channel 5, ITV's Record of the Year. Regularly as a Newspaper reviewer on BBC Breakfast, ITV News and BBC3 News. Matt was the Voice-Over Artist on channel 4¡¯s Kings of Comedy. Strangely, Matt has also died twice on BBC¡¯s hospital drama, Casualty.

    John Mann - ¡°One of the funniest people I know¡± - Phil JupitusJohn Mann
    Sharp observation and wry wit mingled effortlessly with a gentle and confident rapport ensure this comic is unfailingly funny. Whether he is discussing the senile antics of senior citizens or giving handy hints to aid successful shoplifting, John's gentle and honest delivery makes him one of the most enjoyable comedians on the circuit today.

    ¡°Complete genius. . . . Brilliant observations¡± Johnny Vaughan - The Big Breakfast
    ¡°Distinctly amusing, engaging and talented¡± Time Out
    ¡°One of the funniest people I know¡± Phill Jupitus

    Alfie Brown performs at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubAlfie Brown
    Alfie Brown is a comedian and presenter from South-West London. His first stage credit was when he was 15 in Harry Hill's stage show 'Wild Horses' as Eminem chasing Harry round the stage with a hack saw.

    At 17, he aimlessly left school and went to work in Topshop for a year but left after getting in trouble for defacing shopping bags by replacing the word 'Top' with 'Sweat'. Realising he was trained for nothing he started performing stand up comedy at the tender age of 18. Starting in August 2006, he has since established himself as one the most exciting people currently rising in the field.

    Alfie has performed his stand-up at the 550 seater Lyric Theatre, on the bill with Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Al Murray The Pub Landlord. He is also a favourite at North London club Monkey Business and performs at University's and clubs up and down the country. Alfie recently appeared on the BBC2's The Grumpy Guide to Teenagers a spin off from the Grumpy Old Men Series.

    "He's definitely got a comic glint that sets him apart from his peers" Chortle.co.uk

    Brian Lacey at The Sandgate Comedy Club, FolkestoneBryan Lacey
    Bryan started his professional stage career at the age of just 13, so its no wonder that Bryan looks at home in front of an audience. Since then Bryan has studied performing arts at Middlesex University giving him the opportunity to focus on his true passions- comedy, performing, playing music and writing songs.

    Bryan found his true calling in stand up comedy after a string of jobs. His mixture of slick, well honed material lets you into his world introducing you to some of the strange incidents and people that he seems to attract. Mixing both stand up with catchy, gag filled songs Bryan tops it off with a relaxed yet cheeky delivery making him an audience favourite.

    ¡®Very, very amusing, the audience is treated to some fine stand-up! Lacey is top notch!¡¯ Three Weeks
    ¡®Bryans music and material charms the audience¡¯ The Scotsman
    ¡®A genuinely funny man and a potential comedy star of the future¡¯ BBC 6 Music.

    Philberto the Lion Head - sees a shrink every dayPhilberto Lionhead
    Philberto is a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor with thousands of hours of live presenting experience across many different channels including ITV1, ITV2, Bravo and various Sky Channels. His presenting work is characterized by a laid back sensibility and a strong ability to improvise comedically across the many different situations that arise within live broadcasting.

    As well as this, he has performed as a comedian at all the top venues across London including regular weekends at many Jongleurs Venues, The Comedy Store, The Banana Cabaret, and Ha Bloody Ha at Ealing Studios. He has also appeared at these clubs in the guise of ¡®Philberto¡¯, a Portuguese comic creation that gently spoofs both reality TV winners and male misogynistic predatory behaviour. His act is noted for its spontaneity, improvisation and audience interaction, meaning that the performances consistently differ from venue to venue.

    He is also a skilled actor with various films, adverts and a significant role in a West End play to his name, has played drums with ex-James singer Tim Booth at many of the music festivals across Europe (including Glastonbury and Benecassim) and is a trainee psychotherapist with over a hundred hours of client experience.

    'Brilliant' - The Independent
    'Owns the stage...' The Telegraph
    As seen in BBC¡¯s Annually Retentive

    Susan Murray entertains at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubSusan Murray
    This bad assed Black Country lass takes no prisoners with her irreverent, close to the knuckle and honest humour. After coming to the circuit five years ago Susan emerged as one of the best female stand ups around. The Artist Previously Known As Harpie won the first ever Jongleurs New Act Competition. Susan has now shed the teenage nickname and has gone on from strength to strength.

    Her comedy talents don¡¯t stop there, Susan has performed in the last two Arthur Smith Edinburgh shows one of which was extended to the West End ¡°Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen¡±

    ¡°She has the mentality of a spiteful 14 year old boy! Very admirable in a young lady¡± Arthur Smith
    ¡°Full of Energy and scared of nothing, Susan tackles sexuality head on and her frankness is both funny and infectious¡± The Stage

    James Mullinger performs live at The Sandgate Comedy ClubJames Mullinger
    James Mullinger began his stand up career in January 2005. In his first eighteen months he excelled himself, most notably by reaching the final of three major comedy competitions. They were: Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol (which resulted in a performance alongside Carr at The Comedy Store that appeared on Carr's DVD 'Stand Up'), You Must Be Joking at the Newbury Comedy Festival and Your Comedy Stars at the Edinburgh Festival.

    "A dashing comic" - The National Post
    ¡°Skilful¡± Time Out
    ¡°Slick, efficient¡­ gets the job done.¡± Chortle
    "Really funny" - Jimmy Carr

    Michael Fabbri performs at The Sandgate Comedy ClubMichael Fabbri
    Michael Fabbri quickly stamped his mark on the UK circuit appearing in the 2003 final of Channel 4¡¯s So You Think You¡¯re Funny? and rapidly earned a reputation as one of the most promising up and coming comedians on the circuit. A reputation that he is living up to, regularly performing for the best clubs in the country.

    With a dark and honest approach to some of life¡¯s more touchy subjects Fabbri manages to effortlessly slip between some harsh, controversial topics to light-hearted silliness to make for a refreshingly eclectic and brilliantly funny act.

    "exceptionally funny¡­extremely sharp¡­hugely enjoyable" The Scotsman
    "Startlingly insightful" The Guardian
    "Hilarious, Clever, sick and completely unrepeatable" BBC Online
    "One of the best up-and-coming acts around" Chortle
    "intelligence in spades¡­consummate idiot savant" The List

    Rob Collins at The sandgate Comedy ClubRob Collins
    Since reaching the final of "So You Think You're Funny?" 2004, Rob has gone on to become a very much in demand act on the UK and Irish circuit as both compere and stand up comedian.

    "a faultless compere and all round great comedian" - funny.co.uk
    "gives audiences who want their laughs kept straight forward exactly what they want...told with the sort of natural chattiness it's impossible to dislike"- chortle.co.uk
    "here's a man who knows how to get the party started...he's a quality M.C."- paramount-comedy.co.uk
    "Collins certainly roused the crowd"- The Streatham Guardian

    Ben Van Der Velde at The Sandgate Comedy ClubBen Van Der Velde
    Ben has been dizzying himself on the stand-up merry-go-round for the past three years. In that time, this has been said about him:

    ¡°Whipsharp¡­with an air of mischievous mayhem¡­his hit-rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment style creates a buzz of excitement in the room¡­a life-giving compere.¡± Steve Bennet, Chortle
    ¡°highly promising¡­accomplished comic.¡± Time Out
    ¡±left the audience beaming from ear to ear with satirical quips and hilariously sinister tales.¡± BBC 3 Counties
    ¡°exquisite comic timing... wonderfully clownish physical comedy¡± British Theatre Guide
    ¡°absolutely fantastic MC.¡± Paul Sinha

    Tiffany packs a beautiful comedy punchTiffany Stevenson
    Tiffany began standing up in 2005. As an actress she has already worked alongside well known comedy talent such as Ricky Gervais (The Office) Jon Bird (Chambers) Stephen Fry (Absolute Power).

    "Tiffany brought glamour and comedy to the evening" The Times
    "Had me and the rest of the audience in stitches" What's On Stage
    "Very good"¡± British Theatre Guide
    "Deadpan Survey Humour" TV Robot
    "Stevenson has come on remarkably quickly" Chortle.co.uk
    "Authoritative, yet charmingly vulnerable" The Fan Carpet

    Tony Cowards performs live at The Sandgate Comedy ClubTony Cowards
    A genial gagster whose material covers a wide spectrum (mostly observational with a pinch of topicality and a smattering of puns), his quick wit has made him a sought after act and compere by Mirth Control, Christian Knowles Productions and various promoters around the UK; performing opening, middle and headline spots.

    "...stupid jokes that are funny" ¨C Ava Vidal, BBC1
    "My favourite joke of the Festival so far" ¨C Hardeep Singh Kohli, BBC1
    "Tony¡¯s laddish, relaxed story telling style went down a treat" ¨C John Jacklin, Big Jack¡¯s Laughter Club, Reading

    Laugh with Dave at The Sandgate Comedy ClubDave Ward
    Very much in demand, David Ward is a friendly, upbeat comic with a cynicism that gives his comedy a unique gentle bite. Fluid, quick thinking and with an original take on life, David is much sought-after as both a great comedian and compere.

    ¡° Enjoyable and entertaining¡± Time Out
    ¡° A really funny set¡± Paul McKenna
    ¡° guaranteed to be well-received, especially as his material is so universal, making him a reliably funny addition to any bill.¡± Chortle

    Geoff Norcott at The Sandgate Hotel Comedy ClubGeoff Norcott
    He's half-comedian, half-rapper, half-impressionist. A high energy performer who presents a devastatingly accurate parody of the violently misogynistic attitudes that pervade the rap scene. He faithfully recreates the lyrics and arrogance of the genre, and uses his superb skills of mimicry to drive home the comedy.
    "Norcott is an outstanding act who delivers an eclectic mix of smut, impressions and politics all delivered with a confident smile and boundless energy that keeps you on your toes" Funny.co.uk
    "This guy is going to be big" The Stage

    Nat Luurtsema at The Sandgate Comedy ClubNat Luurtsema
    Nat was a 2008 Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee after just eight months doing stand-up. She reached the finals of ¡®Funny Women¡¯ and the Laughing Horse¡¯s ¡®New Act of the
    Year¡¯ competition, and appeared as part of the Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Festival. Nat is also an award-winning presenter, interviewing performers on Festival FM in Edinburgh for two years, on the Glastonbury Festival¡¯s radio station for three years, and online for Tiscali¡¯s video coverage of the Edinburgh Fringe. Broadcast voted her one of their ¡®Hotshot Writers¡¯, while the London Paper featured her as one of the ¡®Top 30 under 30¡¯ talents to watch.

    Tom Craine entertains at The Sandgate Comedy ClubTom Craine
    Tom Craine is an award winning stand-up comic, MC and writer.
    "Wry, intelligent humour effortlessly fuels quip after quirky quip, as this fresh young talent reveals his curious perspective on the world, whilst making it his mission to compliment, rather than ridicule individual spectators. A great pick-me-up." THREEWEEKS 2009
    ¡°Tom Craine, with this his gangly, adorable festival debut proves he has grown into a very funny man¡± EdFest 2009
    ¡°Sweetly anxious nonsense sets up dark flashes of brilliance in Tom Craine¡¯s giddily self-conscious show¡± Venue Magazine

    Heeney funny
    Rob Heeney
    "Deluded genius¡± Johnny Vegas
    "The saviour of the show...Our tip for the top" - Danny Wallace, BBC Comedy
    "Charming comic with excellent material" - City Life
    "The island's no.1 export (apart from Kippers)" - Isle of Man Examiner
    "This eminently likeable Manxman will liven up any bill...a definite must see"- Steve Bennett, Chortle

    Joseph Wilson live at the Sandgate HotelJoseph Wilson
    After a few years on the comedy trot, Joseph has been a finalist in the Chortle Student Final Competition 2008, Paramount Comedy On Tap Funniest Student Finalist 2009, TV warm-up for Endemol, voice-over artist for adverts such as Orange as well as hosts his award-winning "The Joseph Wilson Show" on Bristol's 1449am "The Hub Radio".

    "Delivers with conviction and energy" Chortle
    Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2008 Finalist



    AAmadeus entertains at The Sandgate Comedy Clubmadeus
    Amadeus' influences include Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard, Andrew Dice Clay, and his mentor and cousin The Queen of UK Black Comedy Angie Le Mar.
    He has a quick witted, cheeky yet personable style, and his observational humour is direct, energetic, and physical.

    "Very Enjoyable!¡± ¡°Lively Comic!" Time Out
    ¡°One to watch!¡± The London Magazine
    "Quick witted, subtle, this guy reeked of confidence!" 24/7
    "Possesses the newest, biggest & cheekiest grin on the circuit!" Footloose

    Matt GreenMatt Green
    "a litany of astute political and topical gags that demonstrate a surprising maturity in outlook...a young comic to keep an eye on" Steve Bennett, Chortle
    "Clever material, a great performance style and a gift for sharp comebacks. He's definitely got a bright future" XS Malarkey (Manchester comedy club)

    Scott DenyerScott Denyer
    "Excellent. Just got better and better. You get the impression that he could have carried on all night. Great stuff." Grinreaper.co.uk
    "He's bloody good, isn't he?" Ricky Gervais
    "I agree" Stephen Merchant

    Ryan McDonnellRyan McDonnell
    'McDonnell's candid and incisive brand of comedy will have you nodding in agreement while at the same time you're trying to hold your sides in. And although you tell yourself you shouldn't be enjoying his non-PC rib-ticklers, just like a car crash you'll be unable to look away.' - The Irish Post