Roger Monkhouse is one of the regular writers on Channel 4’s hugely popular comedy panel show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats.’ He is responsible for scripting up-to-the-minute topical gags every week for the show which features Jimmy Carr alongside team captains Dave Spikey and Sean Lock. Other television credits include appearances on ‘The Comedy Store’ and ‘The World Stands Up’, (both Paramount), ‘My God I’m My Dad’ (Bravo) and ‘Street Cred Sudoku’ (UKG2). Nevertheless, he remains a clear favourite of comedy insiders and is probably comedy’s best kept secret: In other words, in our view and the view of many others, he is one of the best (possibly THE best) comedian who’s not famous yet.
A consummate stand-up who exerts a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, his trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit. Supremely confident, with audience banter down to an art form, he’s happy to improvise freely but has no shortage of first class material in his armoury. Roger is widely regarded as a master of observational comedy with routines that are universally and unfailingly hysterical.
“Unfailingly entertaining – a gifted natural” Chortle
Kate Martin is ‘brilliantly funny & energetic’ (Angela Barnes) and her ‘confident delivery and slick material’ (Chortle) have quickly established her as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit. At 6ft 1 and with the longest wingspan in comedy (*probably), Kate’s a naturally engaging, energetic performer with effortlessly tight gags to match. Her unique background in mental health has given her a fresh take on the world, a completely distinctive voice, and fuels her high energy storytelling, whip-smart punchlines and razor-sharp observations of life’s quirks through queer eyes.
Kate was a finalist of the Funny Women Stage Awards 2022, runner-up in the finals of the WDCF New Comedian of the Year competition 2021, and in 2021 won the Comedy Store’s King Gong, Up the Creeks Blackout, and the Frog and Bucket’s Beat the Frog.
‘Bulletproof’ Chortle ‘Undeniably gifted. Explosive new talent, definitely an act that you will be bragging about seeing early in her career.’ NDC
Adam Beardsmore is a class comedy act from Staffordshire who had performed all over the country in some of its best clubs and dingiest pubs giving a disgruntled view of his life and answering the questions no one asked.
Through one of the most egotistical art forms, Adam will tell you about the world through his eyes, why we are all the centre of our own universes, the best ways to look out for number one and how being self-centred doesn’t necessarily mean you are your own biggest fan.
‘One of our favourite new acts of the Festival’ Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Genuinely funny, innovative and disarming’ Nick Page, English Comedian of The Year
Please note that line ups may be subject to change