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Conversations with Comedians, Friends, Creatives, on the highs, lows & our lives being a human. Hosted by Comedian @winterdominus

The Comedy Defect Winter Foenander

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Conversations with Comedians, Friends, Creatives, on the highs, lows & our lives being a human. Hosted by Comedian @winterdominus

    Meryl O Rourke (Comedian & TV Writer)

    Meryl O Rourke (Comedian & TV Writer)

    Acclaimed stand-up comic and TV writer Meryl O'Rourke –revels in her bitterness. She has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (last one to 12,000 people!)

    A sought after gag writer, Meryl has written for Jason Manford at the Olivier Awards, Dress To Impress ITV2, Have I Got News for You, Room 101, and 3 series of Mock the Week. She worked on all series of Frankie Boyle's New World Order, his documentaries on Scotland & Russia, script edited his special Excited For You To See And Hate This. She also script edited a new sitcom The Weekly Wembley and wrote for burlesque star Ivy Paige (The Voice)

    She has been a regular support for Frankie Boyle since 2010 where she opened for him at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".

    "5 * * * * * As near perfect as you can find. Charming delivery keep the audience in no doubt they've just seen one of this year's fringe highlights" British Comedy Guide

    Follow @merylorourke


    • 1 hr 15 min
    Matt Price (Comedian)

    Matt Price (Comedian)

    Matt Price has been a comedian for a very long time. He has performed in 30 countries including fiver tours of Australia and he hosts a podcast called Conversations with criminals. He is known as a storytelling comedian (but with plenty of jokes) but he is an all-rounder who can turn up at pretty much any room and entertain whoever is in the audience. Apart from the odd disaster, running for his life in Turkey and the gig at Broadmoor maximum security hospital, it’s gone well.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Kieran Lawless (Comedian)

    Kieran Lawless (Comedian)

    Kieran is an Irish comedian now based in Manchester. He has worked in comedy clubs across Ireland and the UK including supporting Patrick Kielty in Dublin's Olympia Theatre.

    He has appeared on RTE television twice as a Stand Up and has scooped a number of New Comedian awards.

    "exceedingly entertaining, highly energised and side splittingly funny" northwestend.co.uk

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sean Meo (Comedian)

    Sean Meo (Comedian)

    Sean Meo has been a stand up comic since 1989. Before that, he had been a full-time snooker player, and was a quarter finalist in the English Amateur Championships of 1987.

    He is now one of the most established names on the comedy circuit, and regularly headlines at Jongleurs and The Comedy Store where he is a member of The Cutting Edge topical comedy team.

    He was named best stand-up by Time Out in 1997, he appeared at the Kilkenny, Cork and Montreal Comedy Festivals. He and made his Edinburgh Festival debut in Catch 23 and starred in four TV ads for the Vauxhall Vectra SRI.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Javier Costales (Comedian & Artist)

    Javier Costales (Comedian & Artist)

    Javier Costales is talked about as surreal, absurdist, observational, daft and satirical; but he doesn’t stand as a novelty, neither does he mirror what you think you know about Stand-up Comedy.

    He’s performed some truly unique gigs including gigs at the national portrait gallery and in front of St. Paul’s cathedral. “You may have heard whispers about our local cult hero..” In his own idiosyncratic way every tool is at his hand and punchlines spring out of unlikely places. Once you laugh with him Comedy for you will never be the same.

    "Javier performs an accomplished set, his musings follow on seamlessly as he treats us to some well thought out and entertaining material."

    Broadway Baby

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Leo Kearse (Comedian)

    Leo Kearse (Comedian)

    Comedian Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of raw, bold, American-inspired comedians taking the big UK clubs by storm. His “Extinction Rebellion” video slamming woke lefties went viral, selling out shows in the UK. Meanwhile, Leo’s popularity abroad is rocketing, with 2019 seeing him perform in 20 countries. Among various credits, Kearse has written for BBC shows including Breaking The News, Mock The Week and The Mash Report. Leo played Mick Fleetwood in the ITV drama Breaking The Band: Fleetwood Mac. Leo is also the co-creator of sell-out show Hate 'n' Live, which has improvising comedians hating on audience suggestions - Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Room 101.

    Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017/18

    UK Pun Champion 2015

    Press Quotes

    "Genuinely thought-provoking...hugely entertaining….a warm and personal show” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

    “A triumphant hour of outrageous and dark jokes, not pushing but gleefully running straight through the boundaries of taste and acceptability in today's "woke" culture” - BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE RECOMMENDED SHOW

    "Kearse is seriously good. Quick, funny, smart and to the point...hilarious" - KATE COPSTICK

    "A giant of the art" - STEVE BENNETT, CHORTLE

    “Rampantly self-interested, prone to generalisations and stereotypes, and with a penchant for punching down rather than up...the audience were roaring with laughter” - One4Review.co.uk

    "The fact he gets belly laughs out of global warming, self-identification and the unequal distribution of white privilege does not make him a racist, transphobic monster, just a very good comic” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

    "Very funny, very dirty, occasionally shocking, but edgily likeable and happily endearing, eliciting the guilty pleasure of laughter from a wide-eyed audience" - ★★★★ THE LIST

    "Very tall and very funny... such energy and aplomb that the audience is left powerless to resist... one of the most enjoyable shows of the Fringe" - THREE WEEKS ****

    “Really does soar to some great comedic heights” - THE LIST


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    • 1 hr

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