Comedy Night at The Venue No. 7

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Martyn James, Tom Wrigglesworth, MC Tony Vino

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Martyn James

Martyn James is nothing short of magic. A versatile performer, he’s an award-winning comedian as well as a recognised magician and illusionist.

Martyn brings such an original style of show to the stage that he leaves his contemporaries in the shade, but more importantly, his audience truly entertained. His great talent lies in his ability to work a variety of different shows ranging from stand-up comedy to full-scale staged illusions.

Having performed all over the world for nearly 20 years, Martyn has produced material for various shows ranging from television to theatre and, as a highly respected member of the Magic Circle and innovator of many new and quirky tricks, is often called upon as a magic or illusion consultant.

In 2003, he was awarded the British Magical Grand Prix and was voted best speciality act by Venue magazine in 2009.

Martyn has proved he’s one of the country’s best comic entertainers too, performing his unique brand of stand-up comedy to roars of appreciation. He is known for his professionalism and high standards, as well as his willingness to maximise every show’s potential.

Martyn has appeared regularly in contemporary comedy clubs and private engagements but has also turned his unique skills to traditional theatre twice appearing in seasons at the noted Cromer Pier Variety Show in 2014 and 2016/17

Martyn’s TV Credits include – The Magicians (BBC), The Sooty Show (CBBC), Dick & Dom (CBBC)

Tom Wrigglesworth

Tom Wrigglesworth is an established Stand-Up comedian, Radio and TV presenter and voice-over artist from Sheffield, England.

With a disarmingly charming delivery and unforgettable appearance, this Yorkshire funny man became a national have-a-go-hero when he rescued a little old lady from the jaws of a Virgin train ticket inspector; only to be arrested for begging. His subsequent story of the event secured Tom several awards including the Chortle Best Show Award, and a nomination for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award.

This led to a sell out tour of the UK, and runs at the New Zealand Comedy Festival and prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.

Following this, Tom recorded two series of ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Open Letters’ for BBC Radio 4, tackling consumer issues in his own hilarious way and winning a highly acclaimed Sony Award for best Radio Comedy along the way.

His next radio project, ‘Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups’ for BBC Radio 4 is currently in its second series and focuses on telephone conversations with his parents.

As a natural and engaging television presenter, Tom put his technical background to use when he appeared on ‘Electric Dreams’ for BBC 2, advising a modern family as they fast forwarded through three decades of technology. He then presented Engineering Giants, also for BBC 2, which saw Tom climbing aboard an oil platform, servicing a passenger ferry and dismantling a jumbo-jet whilst interviewing various engineers to keep the viewers informed as the three major strip downs unfolded.

Further television credits include being a regular contributor on The Discovery Channel where he explains the science behind crowd sourced stunts and experiments on the popular show ‘ You have been warned’

He is also known for his uncanny resemblance to Green Bay Packers Quarter back Aaron Rodgers and worked with NFL films to create ‘The Incredible Mr Wrigglesworth’. This short film which featured Tom performing in Green Bay, receiving the key to the city and coming his face to face with his doppleganger became a viral You Tube hit.

Since winning the Channel 4 new comedian competition, ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2003, Tom is now firmly established as one of the most original, talented and respected comedians on the UK and International comedy circuit.

• THE GODS OF COMEDY CHOSE TOM WRIGGLESWORTH FOR GREATNESS - SCOTSMAN

• A GIFT FOR COMIC STORYTELLING, A LOVELY TURN OF PHRASE, AN EAR FOR ALLOWABLE EXAGERATION - TELEGRAPH

• COMEDY IS RARELY THIS ELEGANT - TIME OUT

MC Tony Vino

Preston’s very own funnyman. Tony Vino (**** The Scotsman) has been touring the comedy scene since early 2005. Well aware of social and political issues he mixes friendly well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown. His life and interests are wide ranging and so is the subject matter he weaves together on stage.

“A Great Show the assured Tony Vino copes with a mixed audience really well” Kate Copstic, The Scotsman

“Uplifting style, great delivery and consistently funny throughout” BBC Manchester

“Tony is very funny, a class act and always comes up with the goods” Darren Goddard, Greenbelt Festival Events

“Life Affirming Comedy” BBC1 Heaven & Earth Show

“Such a class act” Sorted Magazine

“Tony Vino makes me laugh on and off stage. He’s always funny and has some of the same letters as my name”. Tim Vine

“Like my boots Tony knows how to give a joke welly!” Jimmy Cricket

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Liverpool Road

Penwortham

Preston

PR1 9XE

United Kingdom

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