UPDATE 24/04/2018 - Joe Wilkinson has had to cancel with us for May, and his replacement will be the excellent Alan Francis...
ALAN FRANCIS - Scottish comedian ALAN FRANCIS first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny Award in 1991. Since then his reputation has grown as a writer, stand-up and actor.
His diverse acting roles include the award winning play PENETRATOR at the Royal Court and Traverse Theatre. In 1995 he co-wrote and co-starred in JEFFREY DAHMER IS UNWELL at the Edinburgh Festival. The play was critically acclaimed and transferred to the Hampstead Theatre in London. He appeared in MISS CONCEPTIONS at the1996 Edinburgh Festival and has completed successful runs in both THE BEST OF SCOTTISH COMEDY and THE BEST OF SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY? In 2002 he presented his one-man show CLOBBERED (a black comedy) at the Edinburgh festival where it received rave reviews. Last year he appeared in TAKE A CHANCE ON ME (A New End Hampstead Theatre Production).
On television he continues to work as a writer/performer on ALISTAIR McGOWAN'S BIG IMPRESSION (BBC 1 - 4 series). The show won Best Entertainment Show at the British Comedy Awards 2000. Other television includes SPY TV, FIST OF FUN, BETWEEN THE LINES, the Alan Partridge Christmas Special KNOWING ME, KNOWING YULE, THE ALEXEI SAYLE SHOW, and ALAS SMITH AND JONES (all BBC), FUNNY FARM (STV) and BBC Scotland's PULP VIDEO, COMEDY NATION (BBC), for which he also wrote and LENNY GOES TO TOWN (BBC), THE 11 O'CLOCK SHOW (Ch4) and STAND-UP (BBC). Most recently Alan appeared in THE LAST LAUGH... (BBC).
On radio Alan co-starred on THE ALAN DAVIES SHOW (Radio 4), which was nominated for the Best Radio Show at the 1998 British Comedy Awards. He has also contributed to ALAN'S BIG ONE FM (Radio 1), THE TREATMENT (Radio 5), THE BUZZ (Radio 4) and two series of SLICES OF LIFE WITH PHIL JUPITUS (Radio 1). He co-wrote and starred in radio 5's Sony Award nominated COLIN.
Alan appeared in the feature film, THE DEBT COLLECTOR (now on general release) and in 2000 he supported RHONA CAMERON on her UK tour.
He's just finished co-writing BIG IMPRESSION EURO 2004 with Alistair McGowan and Ronnie Ancona. As an actor he was in ANIMAL HOUSE (on Sky 1) and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA, directed by Anthony Neilson's. He also wrote and presented a 45 minute factual entertainment show for BBC Radio 4 called STAMP COLLECTING WITH LEGS.
What the press said about 'Clobbered'
"the beautifully observed performances captures all the manic ambivalence of a Hello Magazine culture." THE TIMES
"Acutely observed character monologues…sardonic wit at its best. GO SEE" THE LIST
"Some of the most SINISTER and SURREAL comic creations this side of The League of Gentlemen" THE SUNDAY HERALD
"A delightfully sour hour, excellently executed" EVENING STANDARD
ADAM BLOOM is one of Britain's most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at the ‘96, ’97, ’98, ’99, '01, '04 & '07 Edinburgh
Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theatres at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland,
Wellington & Cape Town. In July '13, Adam made his fifth appearance at ‘Just For Laughs’ in Montreal, including being part of 2004
'Just For Laughs Comedy Tour', playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem
with Adam Bloom’ for BBC Radio 4.
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (Channel 4)Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2)Mock The Week (BBC2)
The Stand-up Show (BBC2)Edinburgh Nights (BBC2)Head On Comedy (BBC1)Comedy Lab (Channel 4)Comedy World Tour (Comedy Central)
The World Stands Up (Comedy Central)The Comedy Store (Comedy Central)
"He's been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years. Bloom not only has meticulous, brilliant lines, but also an intense and fragile honesty "RICKY GERVAIS
DANIEL MUGGLETON IS AN AUSTRALIAN STAND-UP COMEDIAN FROM SYDNEY, WHICH IS OBJECTIVELY A BETTER CITY THAN MELBOURNE, JUST TRUST HIM. HE IS CURRENTLY BASED IN LONDON, UK. HE HAS SOLD OUT SHOWS AT FESTIVALS AROUND AUSTRALIA: MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL, SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE FRINGE, CANBERRA COMEDY FESTIVAL, DARWIN FRINGE & SYDNEY FRINGE - AS WELL AS AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE. DANIEL WAS TWICE SELECTED AS A FRESH ARTIST TO WATCH AT THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL IN 2014 & 2015, HE HAS BEEN INVITED TO PERFORM AN ENCORE OF HIS 2016 SHOW ‘LET ME FINISH’ AT THE COMEDY STORE, SYDNEY AND PERFORMED AS PART OF THE SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE TOUR & BREAK OUT SHOWCASE IN 2016
Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £8.00 at www.wegottickets.com only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/8 (concessions) plus booking fee
Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
Time(s) of event: - Doors : 7.30. Show: 8pm