April 18, 2019 at Vittle and Swig
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Rich Wilson - Headliner
Rich Wilson has loved comedy ever since his older next door neighbour gave him a cassette of Eddie Murphy-Delirious.“It was the most mind blowing thing I’d ever heard.My young ears had never heard language like it.”
His comedy aspirations lay dormant until he got a job as a barman at a comedy club in Greenwich,South London,called Up The Creek.
“It was the most amazing job ever.I was in awe of the comics that appeared every weekend.”
After getting friendly with a few of the comics,a couple of them suggested that he should give comedy a go himself and so in October of 2004, Rich took his first tentative steps out onto the comedy circuit. “I was booked to do five minutes and I managed about two and a half before I legged it. I’ve never known fear like it.”
Since then Rich hasn’t looked back. He is a regular at all the major comedy clubs up and down the country including Jongleurs,The Comedy Cafe and The Big Night Out. With Rich Wilson you are guaranteed a fantastic evening of top class entertainment.
“Highly entertaining”-Time Out.
“He’s a very very funny man”-Frank Skinner.
Ray Badran - Support
Ray Badran is a stand-up comedian and writer. Originally from Sydney, Ray has performed in England, Wales, Scotland, Holland, Norway, Belgium, America, Hong Kong, New Zealand and across Australia. Ray has written comedy for various TV shows, comedians, advertising agencies, theatre, radio, and more.
Widely considered to be one of the rising stars in Australian comedy, Ray has performed two solo shows, Raised and Confused (2015) and Junior (2016) at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has also performed shows as part of the Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and New Zealand comedy festivals. He has appeared on the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala twice, in 2014 and 2017.
In 2017, he created the Comedy Central Australia/NZ TV show No Experience Necessary and the ABC Comedy Podcast Positions Vacant (Top 5 comedy podcasts in Australia, Top 20 Podcasts in Australia). He also was awarded ‘Best International Guest Comedian’ by the New Zealand Comedy Guild.
Ray is currently based in London, where he is a regular at comedy rooms and festivals across the UK.
’Saw him at Top Secret Comedy in London- loved the set so booked him for Lonestar" – Ian from Lonestar
Russell Hicks - Compere
Anyone who has seen Russell Hicks knows that it is never the same show twice. Taking a different approach to most comedians, Russell Hicks weaves improvisation with stream of conscious delivery that has moved many audience members to return for two nights in a row. Nothing in this biography can do his act justice other than to say, you just have to see him live.
“Astonishing, astonishing and astonishing. He simply took the roof of the place leaving people talking about his act all night. His entire 20 minutes was totally improvised based entirely on audience interaction. It did help that we had one member of the audience who looked like the twin brother of Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm and provided Russell with so much material to improv on. Based on this one gentlemens comments, Russell created a world where he is doing a West End show about willy-helicopters, the 28th October is now International Toothpaste Day and his performance last night was just a figment of the gentlemans imagination. The audience were at times almost collapsing with laughter on the floor and I was one of them. Watching Russell Hicks last night was reminiscent of watching early Ross Noble on stage. Brilliant” Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club