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FRIDAY May 18th 2018

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Steve Best

Steve Best has built a reputation as a great visual comic, harnessing a mind-boggling array of gadgets and gags to keep his audience in stitches. Funny, frenetic and mad, his unique form of slapstick comedy is backed up with astounding talent; he plays the guitar like a genius, is wonderful at magic, and fluent in Serbo-Croatian.

Steve blasted onto the comedy scene some years ago and is now a regular on the nationwide comedy circuit; As a headline act, Steve has gone on to perform all over the world including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Bali, Shanghai, South Africa, The Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Greece, Ireland and Italy.

His UK profile has been hugely boosted by supporting some major tours, including FRANK SKINNER, OMID DJALILI and CRAIG CHARLES.

With Frank Skinner, Steve was part of the biggest live comedy show at Battersea Power Station playing in front of 6000 people.

He has headlined an extensive university tour and took his own show to Edinburgh to massive critical acclaim. Steve co-wrote and performed two sketch shows “Death By Sketches” and “Skitzaphrantic” for the Edinburgh Festival.

Steve starred in C5's The Big Stage, BBC1's The Stand Up Show, and ITV’s Weapons of Mass Distraction.

He starred in a Film Four/Channel Four short film “Life as we know it.”

He was the audience warm up performer for the SKINNER & BADDIEL “Unplanned” live TV show as well as for FRANK SKINNER’S chat show.

::  Reviews

"Rip-roaringly funny. See him!"

The Guardian

”Inspired collection of visual japes”

Time Out

”Steve Best delivers an extraordinary set, a mix of brilliant cartoonish slapstick and visual humour that is unquestionably the highlight of the evening. His finale is an outstanding display of comic virtuosity"

Cape Times

“He doesn't have a hat with bells on, but Steve Best still would have made a great medieval court jester. His act is a wonderfully daft succession of stupid props and silly pratfalls - a welcome break from straight stand-up. Best eats balloons, shits knotted hankies, does DIY dentistry and pumps up a blow-up doll while playing the theme tune from The Deer Hunter."

William Cook, The Guardian

"An unholy cross between Steve Martin, in his early days, Lee Evans and Fozzie Bear"

The Sunday Times

Steve N Allen

Stand-Up Steve

Star of radio and the stand-up stage, Steve N Allen performs "★★★★ biting satire" (-Three Weeks) and "cutting wit" (-Time Out) with a "charming and witty persona" (-Chortle). A self-confessed news addict, Steve keeps his finger on the pulse of current affairs.  Whether as an on-air news commentator or as "a performer with masses of talent" (-Fringe Review) on stage, Steve is "very funny and sometimes bizarre". (-Surrey Mirror)


Steve's stand-up has taken a path through being a BBC New Comedy semi-finalist, Laughing Horse New Act finalist and Amused Moose Hot Starlet, on to performing at The Comedy Store, The Glee Club, Leicester Square theatre and The Comedy Cafe.

Steve has performed different versions of his topical comedy one-man show, The SomeNews Live Show, at several comedy festivals including Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester, Brighton and Nottingham.

Press Quotes

"Allen hits the mark, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look." ★★★★ - Three Weeks

"What was evident here, is the performer is quality, his mockery, and the excellent use of accents combined with clever voice-over interaction; is a performer with masses of talent." - Fringe Review

"His improvisation was impressive, topical jokes quick and practised on his tongue to mix up with his banter with the audience. This is a tight, upbeat show that I would recommend going to see." - Broadway Baby

"★★★★" - Love Fringe | "Very funny... cutting wit" - Time Out

"Excellent compere... Apollo-quality live comedy" ★★★★ - ThreeWeeks

"Truly unique... a big future ahead of him" - Crawley Observer

"Very funny and sometimes bizarre" - Surrey Mirror

"Charming and witty persona" -

"A watch-worthy comedian" - | "Well informed wit." - Latest7

TV & Radio appearances include:

BBC2's The Mash Report

BBC Radio Kent (Steve N Allen's Review of the Week)

Not The One Show, London Live


He has been described by TimeOut magazine as "the UK’s best kept entertainment secret”.


Metro newspaper said "one of the funnier more entertaining mental illusionists”.

He has won awards for the Best Cabaret Brighton Fringe 2012, and the Three Weeks Editors Award for being one of the ten best things (out of 2,700) at Edinburgh Fringe 2012.

Other live performances include; two sell out UK tours.

Performances at major UK Festivals including Latitude, Green Man, Larmer Tree, The Hull Freedom Festival & The Quartz Arts Festival.

He has appeared on BBC One’s New Years Eve show with two live 10 minute spots with Natasha Kaplinski & Claire Balding. The audience of 9.5 million live viewers is a record for any

performer of this type in the UK and a worldwide record for live performance.

He has also appeared on BBC3’s Mischief with the presenter, Becca Wilcox.

He predicted the results of the 2012 Olympics on BBC Scotland and has appeared on BBC One’s The Slammer.

Doug is a regular guest on Holland’s highest rated chat show Jensen! on RTL5.

and your host, JOHN MANN

Stortford (soon to be Lowestoft!) 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

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