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Presenter, writer and comedian David Ward, is fast making his name on the comedy circuit.


David is a friendly, upbeat comic. Fluid, quick thinking and lively, David’s spontaneity has made him the choice host for the BBC’s New Comedy Awards heats, as well as the rounds for C5’s So You Think You’re Funny?


“Guaranteed to be well-received, especially as his material is so universal – a reliably funny addition to any bill ” Chortle







Reluctant Messiah, Man of The People, ‘O’ Level Woodwork, returns after blowing us out at Xmas gig because someone offered him £30 elsewhere. The sort of money us villagers can only dream of....


Otiz Cannelloni combines the illusion of magic and the wit of stand up to produce a hybrid comic creation. With a mind more suited to testing crash helmets, his performance fluctuates between sheer genius and downright stupidity. Just when you suspect he doesn’t have a clue, Cannelloni removes all doubt.


When this man is on stage the dressing room empties, as the rest of the comics rush to watch and learn from his mistakes. It’s taken years of practice to make something so simple look so difficult.


Despite various television appearances – The Stand Up Show BBC 1 - Stuff The White Rabbit BBC 2 - producers are prepared to forgive and forget, mostly forget. Still, there’s always the alloment - if it stops raining!


Voted most popular act to appear at Ludgershall's Comedy Club ever.



“Master of Mirth and Minimalist Magic …Delightful.” TIME OUT

“A magical Wag. Bewitching.” THE GUARDIAN

“Sheer hilarity that clearly no one wanted to see end.” THE STAGE


“Don’t we have laws against this sort of thing?” SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

“The highlight of the night....the downbeat patter is exemplary, full of self-deprecating asides and splendidly daft one-liners.” CHORTLE






Nick Elleray is a comedy writer and performer based in London.

He recently received glowing reviews for his show 'Big Nick Energy' at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a member of the Free Association improv team 'Long Weekend' in 2018/2019.


“Nick Elleray is a classy act” – Steve Bennett, Chortle


Aussie Nick Elleray, known for his wickedly dry humour and wry persona, has been bringing the mellow thunder to the UK comedy circuit since 2011.

He’s been in the finals of the NATYs, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Award, Up The Creek One To Watch Competition, Squawker Awards and was a contender for three years running in the BBC New Comedy Award.


“Very funny punchlines.” – Bruce Dessau

“..a silent missile that detonated explosions of laughter from the audience” – The Argus Awards:

Finalist in New Acts of the Year 2015, Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Finalist in the 2014 Leicester Square New Comedian Awards, London

Finalist in the 2014 Squawker Awards, Brighton

Finalist in the 2013 Up The Creek One To Watch competition

Winner of the 2014 Max Turner prize

Semi-finalist in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award

Shortlisted for the 2013 and 2015 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award


your host, JOHN MANN

Ex Stortford, now PAKEFIELD resident and Braughing regular returns...

John Mann - comic / writer / presenter / warm up artist



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.

John is as at home with an audience of students as he is with a corporate dinner and frequently appears in most of the uk's leading comedy clubs. 

John is a regular and longstanding Jongleurs act (compere and headliner) and has worked all over the world.

He also has a very popular fortnightly column in the Herts and Essex Observer and has monthly residencies at The Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop's Stortford,The Square in Harlow and High Barn in Great Bardfield.


Stand-up comedy tours

Phill Jupitus - tour support

Lenny Henry - tour support



"Complete genius. . . . Brilliant observations" Johnny Vaughan The Big Breakfast

"A fantastic compere . . . the night is his" Steve Lamacq - NME

"The man is quite simply very very funny" Nihal Arthanayake - Radio One

"Distinctly amusing, engaging and talented" Malcolm Hay - Time Out

"One of the funniest people I know" Phill Jupitus


TV credits - Comedy  

The Stand up show                 (BBC1 )                                   Good Stuff                 (ITV)

Comedy Store                         (Channel 5)                             Dosh                            (Channel 4)

The Big Breakfast                   (Channel 4)                             Jongleurs LIVE           (3 Mobile)

Live at Jongleurs                     (ITV/UK Gold)                       The Warehouse           (YTV)

The 11 O'clock show              (Channel 4)                             Dial Midnight             (ITV)


Radio credits - Comedy

Comedy Network                   (Radio 4)                                 Bob Mills Show          (GLR)

Four at the Store                     (Radio 4)                                 Mark Lamarr               (GLR)

Weekending                            (Radio 4)                                 Phill Jupitus                 (GLR)



The Big Breakfast                                                    Harry Enfields Brand Spanking New Show

The Sunday Show                                                     Up late with . . . . Gina Yashere

Up late with . . . . . Mel and Sue                                 Jedi Steady Go . . Phill Jupitus

Run The Risk



Blankety Blank                                                           Dark Ages

The Lily Savage show                                                 Satellite City

Father Ted                                                                Ant and Decs Xmas Special

Clive Anderson's all talk