COMEDY AT THE CON PRESENTS: ROB DEERING, ALISTAIR BECKETT-KING, CRESSIDA WETTON PLUS! SPECIAL GUEST MC TBC
ROB DEERING ...performs stand-up comedy with music, using a guitar, a loop pedal and his voice to create impressive rock and pop soundscapes – and do jokes, of course. Along with being one of the most in-demand headliners on the UK circuit, he’s toured nationally and performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe many times since starting out in comedy in the year 2000. His late-night, live-music comedy pop quiz Beat This is a festival institution, on London’s South Bank, at Wales’ Green Man and many more besides Edinburgh.
Rob has performed throughout the world, in shows from the Middle East to Melbourne, Shanghai to the South of France, and he has appeared on any number of Radio and TV shows, often using his extensive knowledge of film, popular music and… well, ‘general’; he has won Celebrity Mastermind and a comedians’ special of the Weakest Link on BBC One, for example.
He also recently ran all over Britain for BBC 6 Music. Yes, Rob runs, presenting the podcast Running Commentary with fellow running comic Paul Tonkinson, and fundraising for his favoured charity Parkinson’s UK; he has run seven marathons. He produces and hosts Parkinson’s UK’s annual gig Shake With Laughter at London’s Comedy Store, where he is also a regular member of the Cutting Edge topical comedy team.
ALISTAIR BECKETT-KING ...is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence that he exists. But he does exist. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair has featured on BBC radio as a comedian and sketch writer, and performed stand-up across the UK, at Glastonbury, Citadel Fest, the Udderbelly Southbank and at the Edinburgh Fringe. He knows quite a lot about 19th century magicians. Tourists often ask to have their photo taken with him, presumably impressed by this.
"Alasdair Beckett-King is a nice man" *****Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world" ****The Scotsman. "A suave stand up with some killer lines" Arthur Smith, Arthur’s Blog. "Delicious writing and exceptional observations"Chortle. “A bold and fresh comedy voice”The Stage. "One to Watch"Time Out
CRESSIDA WETTON - Join Cressida Wetton (Captivating presence, great response - The Stand) as she develops a stand-up comedy show about adapting to this new, rustic way of life and still making it into the office every morning! Independent twenty first century beatnik or naïve housing crisis casualty? Cressida explores her identity through life on the cut, remembers the horrors of house sharing, meets a stream of hilarious eccentrics and at times, just misses her hair dryer.
Cressida Wetton is original, charming and very funny! – Dave Thompson. Funny Women New Act Competition - 2018 Regional Finalist. BBC New Comedy Award – 2017 Heat runner up. So You Think You’re Funny – 2015 Semi finalist. Laughing Horse New Act of the Year – 2014 Semi finalist
PLUS! SPECIAL GUEST MC TBC
COMEDY AT THE CON! 5th March 2020 Doors 7.30 Show 8pm
Price(s) of entry:Early bird online from £9.00 @ http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
only plus booking fee. Union Music:£11/9 (concessions) plus booking fee. Door £12/10
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