LIVE! At the Town Hall ft Hal Cruttenden – Sunday 12th May 2019

Sutton Coldfield May 12 FINAL FINAL

 

Live At The Town Hall – Lost Voice Guy, Hal Cruttenden, Angelos Epithemiou, Wayne Beese (MC)

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Lost Voice Guy
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless. Since making his first stand up performance in February 2012, Ridley has gained quite the reputation for being both very funny and very unique. He has been described as “a wonderful comedian” by Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and has warmed up at Tour shows for the likes of Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty, Jason Manford and Jason Cook.

He won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014 and Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. He was the first comic ever to win the show, and when he took to the stage, he delivered one of the most hilarious stand-up routines the show has ever seen.

The Newcastle funnyman, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, uses a voice synthesiser for his act. He is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Right from the start of the competition, Lost Voice Guy impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, spoken entirely through an iPad app. In order to perform, Ridley uses a speech synthesiser upon which he programs his material before selecting certain lines based on audience reaction.

“Finding humour in strange places is one of Lost Voice Guy’s strengths” – The Guardian
“One of the best stand-up routines I’ve seen” David Walliams
“A great talent” Jason Manford

Hal Cruttenden
Hal Cruttenden is one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2).

On the radio, the second series of his sitcom ‘Hal’ (co-written with Dominic Holland) was recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and he has released two comedy DVDs, ‘Tough Luvvie’ (Universal) and ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’(Amazon Prime and NextUpComedy.com). He has toured the country extensively and, in the last two years, has also taken shows to the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

Hal has completed four nationwide tours in the last few years: ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’(2015/16) ’Tough Luvvie’ (2013/14), ‘The Tiny Rage Tour’(2011) and ‘Lively’ (2010). He is also a three time Chortle Award nominee and was nominated for the Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2002. He is currently touring his latest show “Chubster”.

Having originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Hal’s acting career includes roles on TV and film in ‘Shackleton’; ‘Eastenders’; ‘Kavanagh QC’; ‘Out of the Blue’; ‘Touching Evil’ and ‘Bramwell’. On film he has been in ‘Mrs Dalloway‘ and ‘The Madness of King George’. Theatre work includes ‘Making News’ at the Edinburgh Festival and ‘Orwell A Celebration’ at Trafalgar Studios London and the Edinburgh Festival.

‘An absolute joy to watch’ – The Scotsman
‘You could see Hal play the O2… he’s wonderful, truly wonderful’ – Digital Spy
‘Fabulous’ – Scotland On Sunday
‘Hugely talented’ – The Times

Angelos Epithemiou
The creation of Dan Renton Skinner – a member of the Dutch Elm Conservatoire Sketch group – Angelos Epithemiou is the owner of a burger van who wants to break into show business.

He got his break in 2009, when he became a permanent team member on the revival of Shooting Stars, replacing Johnny Vegas on Ulrika Jonsson’s Team B, before becoming the scorer.

Angelos was nominated for the breakthrough award and best sketch or character act at the 2010 Chortle awards. In 2012 he starred in his own Channel 4 series.

Hosted by resident MC Wayne Beese

* Doors and bar open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
* Over 18s only
* Line up may be subject to change