Our March comedy showcase features three highly sought after comics bringing great variety to The Grand stage.
Tom Wrigglesworth is an established Stand-Up comedian, Radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist from Sheffield, England.
With a disarmingly charming delivery and unforgettable appearance, this Yorkshire funny man became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of a Virgin train ticket inspector; only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent story of the event secured Tom several awards including the Chortle Best Show Award, and a nomination for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award.
He has gone to be a sell-out star across the UK and made his name at
This led to a sell out tour of the UK, and runs at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Following this, Tom recorded two series of ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters’ for BBC Radio 4, tackling consumer issues in his own hilarious way and winning a highly acclaimed Sony Award for best Radio Comedy along the way.
His next radio project, ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups’ for BBC Radio 4 is currently in its second series and focuses on telephone conversations with his parents.
As a natural and engaging television presenter, Tom put his technical background to use when he appeared on ‘Electric Dreams’ for BBC 2, advising a modern family as they fast forwarded through three decades of technology. He then presented Engineering Giants, also for BBC 2, which saw Tom climbing aboard an oil platform, servicing a passenger ferry and dismantling a jumbo-jet whilst interviewing various engineers to keep the viewers informed as the three major strip downs unfolded.
"The Gods of comedy chose Tom Wrigglesworth for greatness." Scotsman
"A gift for comic storytelling, a lovely turn of phrase, an ear for allowable exaggeration." Telegraph
"Comedy is rarely this elegant." Time Out
From winning Chortle Best Newcomer and Hackney Empire New Act Awards in 2012, Pat has gone on to become a perenially daft presence on the alternative comedy scene in the UK and internationally. His own style of “controlled silliness” (Fest mag) has led him to appearances on Dave's One Night Stand, Sky Arts, BBC3, BBC Radio 1, 4 (The Now Show) and 4 Extra. As well as two national tour support slots for Ardal Ohanlon and Nina Conti, Pat has written and performed 4 critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo shows, and appeared internationally in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Peterborough.
Nominee Best Show, Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2016
“Cahill strikes an unlikely balance between stretched absurdity and sophisticated introspection... This is one of the strangest and most satisfying hours of the Festival.” ***** Edfestmag
**** The Skinny
“Wonderfully weird” The Guardian
“True star quality” Evening Standard
Brennan Reece is a bright young rising star who burst onto the comedy scene after winning ‘English Comedian of the Year’ in 2015. The following year, he was nominated for the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his sell-out debut show ‘Everglow’.
Brennan is becoming a regular on screens across the UK having recently filmed Live At The Apollo (BBC), Comedy Central At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV) and Life Lessons (BBC).
His energetic and awkward approach to life is captured in his fast paced, vividly painted and humorous stories. His unique style has secured him two stints at Melbourne Comedy Festival, seen him have two further sell-out Edinburgh shows and he has supported huge comedy talent on tour, including Joe Lycett, Nick Offerman and Rob Brydon.
“The future of comedy" Voice
“Beautiful, raucous and touching" Independent