Liverpudlian-in-exile Silky has always been hilarious. At only his fourth ever gig he was on BBC1 in the final of the 1995 BBC New Comedy Awards alongside Lee Mack ("Mock The Week", "Not Going Out") and Julian Barratt ("Mighty Boosh"). He’s an award winning act coming runner-up in Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year and had been Nominee Liverpool Echo Arts and Entertainment Award twice.
TV Appearances Include "The Stand-Up Show" (BBC), "The World Stands Up" (Paramount) and "The Comics Lounge" (AUS).
Silky has performed internationally, including gigs in China, the Philippines, the Gulf, Singapore, the US, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and all over Europe, including at the Glastonbury Festival. He also headlined the inaugural Frampton Mansell comedy festival, the world’s smallest and does warm-up work for BBC1’s "Strictly Come Dancing".
Other television appearances include "James Campbell’s Silly Experiment" (SO TV/Disney Worldwide), "Coronation Street", "Gagging for It" (Granada), "The Loafers" (BBC Digital), "Hollyoaks", "Brookside" (Mersey TV), "Heartbeat", "Rhinoceros" (Yorkshire TV), Sky TV, The Superchannel (Denmark) and Channel 6.
"Left me with aching stomach muscles, teary eyes and a need to buy more anti-wrinkle cream for the laughter lines around my eyes" - BBC
"a very, very funny fella… just brilliant" - John Bishop
"funny and clever" - Tim Minchin
Having appeared on BBC’s "Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow" as well as adapting his own comedy documentary for RTE, "Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan versus the Economy", Keith Farnan has just topped an outstanding career by appearing at the "Montreal Just For Laughs All Access" show for the Canadian Comedy Network and Holland's highest rating comedy show, "The Comedy Factory". In America, Keith has appeared on their new stand-up show, "Live From Amsterdam", which brings together the best American and European comedians working today.
He has performed as a stand-up all over the world, from Montreal to Amsterdam to Hong Kong. His four Edinburgh Festival shows have proved a powerful mix of the personal and the political and have sold out their runs at the major comedy festivals in the UK as well as the Soho Theatre and Royal Festival Hall in London.
Other TV credits include the Comedy Channel’s "Live at the Comedy Store", RTE’s "The Social", BBC 3’s "Most Annoying People", BBCNI’s "One Night Stand" and BBC Three's "Olympics Greatest Moments".
Radio appearances include BBC Radio 4’s "Loose Ends" and BBC Scotland’s "The Guessing Game with Clive Anderson" as well as "Colin Murphy’s Great Unanswered
Questions" for BBCNI. He has written for RTE’s Satirical panel show “That’s All We’ve Got Time For”. He was a recent winner of the Irish Times / Fishamble Tiny Plays contest and has been commissioned to write a play, "The Last Stevedore", as well as film treatments for various projects. He has also written for Time Out London, Hot Press and The Irish Post.
Time Out Critics Choice – London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai!
“Farnan will make you think hard and laugh even harder” – The List
“This is political comedy at its best, perfectly balanced, deadly serious and very funny” – The Skinny
Percy Savage is a Cumbrian funnyman with a bunch of inventive and effortlessly rib-tickling perspectives. He reached the semi-finals of "So You Think You’re Funny" in 2021. 2022 included a 4 star review in the Lancashire Post, runner up in Comedy Cellar Act of the Year and Finalist in Southport New Act of the Year.
“Some of the Biggest laughs of the night” - The Stand, Newcastle
“Excellent stand-up…electrified the room and audience” - Lancashire Post
A born and bred scouser, Kyle Legacy Harnwell started stand up in Sydney, Australia and after learning craft on unsuspecting Aussies he now back wowing audiences all over the UK.
Kyle operates in what seems to be a goofy haze; easily lifting the audience up to the same high spirits as himself. Once there, he reveals an a skill for surreal interludes into the absurd, showing his very genuine childlike sense of wonder in the world around him – a place which he reveals to the crowd as a baffling but a highly amusing place to be.
He’s also the self styled ‘Le Bron James of Comedy” by which he means a superstar in the making. Typically tongue in cheek and overflowing lovable charisma both real and ironies he’s one in million. Having a knack for making people laugh, Kyle is no joke as he’s one the best most unique comedy host MCs around and you’ll be sure to be talking about him long after the show.
This line up comes to the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom on Friday 13 October 2023. Click here to book your tickets.
All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!