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COMEDY AT THE CON PRESENTS: ROGER MONKHOUSE, WENDY WASON, HORATIO GOULD PLUS! SPECIAL GUEST MC TBC
ROGER MONKHOUSE ...is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand-up who employs a deadly combination of charm and menace to exert a masterful control over any audience. A highly original and quirky performer, Roger’s trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit.Distinguished as a comic by his eloquence and keen eye for a fine phrase, Roger’s easy observational style is spiked by the signal flares of an accomplished gag writer. A supremely confident compere and seasoned corporate host, Roger is happy to improvise freely with a crowd and is at great ease bantering with an audience, but has no shortage of first class observational material in his armoury.
As one of the most sought after acts on the comedy circuit, Roger headlines at all the major comedy venues and has performed extensively throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally, most recently performing in Belgium, The Netherlands, South Africa, China, Singapore, Tokyo and the Middle East. He has also featured on major national tours of the UK sponsored by Hooch and J2O. Recent television credits include ‘The Comedy Store’ and ‘The World Stands Up’, (both Paramount), ‘My God I’m My Dad’ (Bravo) and ‘Street Cred Sudoku’ (UKG2). He is one of the regular writers on Channel 4’s hugely popular comedy panel show ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ – responsible for scripting up-to-theminute topical gags every week for the show which features Jimmy Carr alongside team captains Dave Spikey and Sean Lock. On the airwaves, he was recently a guest panellist on comedy panel show ‘Jest A Minute’ (BBC Radio Wales) as well as contributing to review show ‘Serious About Comedy’ (BBC7). A fine topical writer and performer, and master of sharp observational comedy, Roger is a regular member of the prestigious and critically acclaimed ‘Cutting Edge’ team at the London Comedy Store.
He also performed with the Manchester based topical and satirical team ‘MEN at Work’ at the Manchester Comedy Store. His forte is delivering intelligent, thought provoking material that pulls no punches and is always incisive, relevant and up to date. Articulate, quick witted and spontaneous, if something’s in the news, Roger has a routine about it. Roger’s distinctive voice and sharp enunciation make him particularly suited to voice over work. Raised in Kingston upon Thames, he retains his Estuary drawl and remains untainted by a South Yorkshire accent despite a decade of living in Sheffield. “unfailingly entertaining and skilfully able to pull punchlines, seemingly, out of thin air” – Chortle. “his laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind” – The Guardian
WENDY WASON - A Scottish actress and comedian, Wendy launched her comedy career in 2004, getting to the final of Funny Women and semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe the following year. She was already an established actress with roles in Coupling and the IT Crowd working with everyone from Chris O’Dowd and Nicholas Lyndhurst to Johnny Depp and John Malkovich. February 2014 saw Wendy nominated for best actress in Hollywood for British Hustle, the Toscars spoof.
Whilst her acting career continues, her comedy career has taken off. 2008 saw Wendy in America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and was also the year she did her first one-woman show at The Edinburgh Festival: Things I Didn’t Know. Her charisma and wit ensured packed houses. After the success of that she returned with three further solo shows culminating with this year’s knock out show, Hotel California. She has performed in all the major UK clubs such as Just the Tonic, The Glee Club, The Comedy Store, The Stand, and Laughter House in Dublin. In 2012 she was invited to the New York Comedy Festival and charmed audiences there too. She currently performs as part of The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store in London and has written and stars in her own sitcom for BBC Scotland – Half My Age Plus Seven.
"Exquisite timing” Time Out. "A natural on stage with bags of charm” Chortle. "She’s absolutely hysterical!” Jimmy Carr. "She’s charming, clever and funny” The Sunday Times. "Wendy Wason and her comedy are utterly fanciable” Fest Mag. "Intelligent, heartfelt and entertaining” The List
HORATIO GOULD ... is undoubtedly the SPICIEST comedian on the circuit. Been described by spice merchant's as the 'VINDALOO of comedy'. Although a the man himself says "Going to be honest if you're after SPICY content then get off facebook grandad and follow me on instagram @horatio_gould." All round soundest comedian on the circuit. Wicked fast dab on him as well.
Chortle Student Comedy Award semi-finalist 2018. He did a three hander in Edinburgh this year called 'Daddy Longs Legs' and has been pro comedy gigging for 2 years now (80+ gigs). His biggest influences are Stewart Lee, Hannibal Buress & Jerrod Carmichael. His style is mainly observational and story based. An exciting young talent on the way up fast.
Awards - Manford's New Comedian of the Year 2019 [FINALIST]. South Coast Comedian of the Year 2019 [FINALIST]. Hilarity Bites New Comedian of the Year 2019 [FINALIST]
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COMEDY AT THE CON! 2nd April 2020 Doors 7.30 Show 8pm
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