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About

Hello, I live in London and direct and produce live comedy. I help people from those who’re newcomers to stand up to those building a full show for the first time to comedians taking a tour show round the world or creating material for TV

If you’re interested in speaking I’d love to chat (all the info is on the contacts page)

These are some of the things I’ve been up to in the last few years

 

2019

Directed Zach Zimmerman “Clean Comedy” (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe/Union Hall, New York)

Co-Producer (with Isabelle Adam) of the “For Robin” benefit at the Edinburgh Fringe for Mind/SAMH

Producer “Who Cares? It’s for Charity” weekend long benefit gig for Stand up to Cancer (Bill Murray venue, London) https://www.standuptocancer.org.uk

https://www.standuptocancer.org.uk/whats-happening/comedy-weekend-comedians

Producer – Stand Up for the Loss Foundation 2019 *Union Chapel, London) a benefit for the Loss Foundation – https://www.thelossfoundation.org/

https://www.thelossfoundation.org/stand-up-for-the-loss-foundation-2019/

Started offering the “Outside Eye” to comedians and working on shorter spots with them rather than just full shows (link)

 

2018

Produced the “Choose Laughs” Festive Special 2018 (Playhouse Theatre, London) https://helprefugees.org/

https://www.timeout.com/london/comedy/choose-laughs-festive-special 

Directed Mawaan Rizwan “Juice” (Edinburgh Fringe / national tour)

Directed Angela Barnes “Rose Tinted” (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe / Leicester Square Theatre, London / National Tour)

Co-Producer (with Isabelle Adam) of the “For Robin” benefit at the Edinburgh Fringe for Mind/SAMH

Produced Joel Dommett’s 100th gig (of 100) for his Stand up to Cancer “Gatecrasher” (Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh) https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/08/13/40839/joel_dommett_to_gatecrash_100_edinburgh_shows_in_one_day

The Bill Murray won “Best Comedy Venue” in London at the Chortle Awards 

 

2017

Directed Alasdair Beckett-King “Mysteries” (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, London) https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/watch/26155025

Directed Ellie Taylor “This Guy” (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, Leicester Square Theatre, London, national tour)

Directed Angela Barnes, “Fortitude”, Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, London and national tour

Co-Producer (with Isabelle Adam) of the “For Robin” benefit at the Edinburgh Fringe for Mind/SAMH

Co-Producer (with Sofie Hagen) of the “Stand Up for Refugees” benefit at the Union Chapel https://helprefugees.org/ 

The Bill Murray won “Best Small Venue” in London at the Chortle Awards 

Produced the inaugural Camden Fringe festival in August for the Bill Murray. 4 of the shows were listed in Time Out’s Top Ten comedy recommendations for August.

 

 

 

2016

Directed Andrew Hunter Murray’s “Round One” (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Soho Theatre, London – 3 sold out runs)

Directed Ellie Taylor’s “Infidelliety” (Edinburgh Festival/national tour & transfer to the Soho Theatre for two sold out runs)

Directed Sofie Hagen’s “Shimmer/Shatter” (Edinburgh Festival/international tour & transfer to the Soho Theatre for 2 sold out runs)

Co-Producer (with Isabelle Adam) of the second “For Robin” benefit at the Edinburgh Festival for Mind/SAMH

One of the Co-Founders of the fantastic Bill Murray pub/comedy venue in Angel, Islington which officially opened November 15th 2016
http://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/bill-murray/

 

2015

Directed & Produced my first show: Sofie Hagen’s “Bubblewrap” It won the Foster’s prize for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh festival.

“Bubblewrap” then transferred to the Soho Theatre in London for 3 runs and was filmed for BBC (now on Netflix as part of “Live from the BBC”

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80182803?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C4%2C3e764d07-7d71-4a2c-8f94-9bc27bba12c6-341639321%2C%2C

Co-Producer (with Isabelle Adam) of the “For Robin” benefit at the Edinburgh Fringe for Mind/SAMH

Co-Producer (with Monika Bobinska) “Alt Cab or Where did it all go wrong?” exhibition. An exhibition focussing on the alternative comedy boom in the 1980s featuring live performance and exhibition pieces
http://www.canalprojects.info/exhibition.php?Id=57

 

Previously:

I ran and MC’d “Test Tube Comedy” a regular club night in London and Edinburgh
www.testtubecomedy.com

I was in Ben Target’s show “Discover” at Edinburgh in 2011 (short run) and 2012 (full run at the Underbelly when it was nominated for the Best Newcomer prize) as MC/”hypeman” – https://watch.nextupcomedy.com/watch/26155076

I was on the participant’s council of the Edinburgh Fringe 2013-2017. 

I was on the committee & performed regularly at the comedy club at Uni – “Footlights”. 

I was one of the voices in this short video “The Nettle” (which I like so, er, it’s on this list) that my friend Gareth Morinan created – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sEE-ZlxEXY&feature=emb_logo