Daniel Simonsen
Daniel is an emerging talent. He won "So you think you are funny" in 2008 as well as the Guaurdian's "one to watch".
He has perfected his dark brooding Norwegian persona which packed out his Edinburgh 2011 venue.
He has supported Simon Amstell on a national tour andappeared on Russell Howards Good News (BBC3) which has generated 250,000 hits on Youtube
The quality of his writing makes him stand out by getting huge laughs from not quite fitting into this silly world
Dan Mitchell
Dan is wild and unpredictable but always friendly as well as being Welsh, epileptic and very hairy.
He's sometimes manic, sometimes loving, sometimes cynical. He is highly creative and an original thinker as well as being a cartoonist.
He appears regularly on Radio Wales and came 2nd in ITV's "Show me the funny"
He is also much in demand as an MC, stand up comedian & actor.
He supported Ross Noble on a tur atteend oflast year & Ross has described him as "Absolutely brilliant"
Donald Mack
Donald Mack balances his "Old School" roots with his "Nu Skool" attitudes.
"Big Mack" is a cheeky chappie who keeps his hard hitting matreial as real as it can be.
His unique take on life and our perceptions is fuelled by his dual belief that ''Shit happens'' and ''So what!''
He describes himself as a six foot bundle of fun even though he looks like a Bouncer! He tries to foster charm, wit and stylish good looks. He only manages to achieve two of these.
Dougie Dunlop
Dougie is a highly talented observational comic. His precision humour is delivered with great warmth, and he’s been selected by many high profile comics, both old school and new, to support them on tour.
He hails from Edinburgh and is a highly talented observational comic. His relaxed style and widespread appeal mean he is able to get audiences laughing and sharing his unique take on life.
His precision humour is delivered with great warmth, and he’s been selected by many high profile comics, both old school and new, to support them on tour including Rory Bremner, the late Bernard Manning and Sean Hughes amongst others.
He performs at all the major comedy venues in the UK and abroad
Ed O'Meara
Ed O’Meara won the National Student Television Comedy Award.
He has appeared at the last 3 Edinburgh Fringe with his own show.. He co-wrote and appeared in Caroline Mabey’s ‘Sandy Hole’ developed by Brown Eyed Boy
Last year he took part in several charity events including a bike ride from London to Paris and Movember.
Ellie Taylor
Ellie is an up and coming comedian who had not done a paid gig prior to taking part in ITV's "Show me the funny"
She is an Essex Girl and former modeland isrecieving rave reviews for her stand up performances.
She was a semi-finalist in Amused Moose Laugh off and Funny Women in 2011 as well as winning Company Magazines Lady Ha Ha.
Grainne Maguire
Grainne hails from Ireland. She is a natural gifted performer with deep reserves of excitable energy.
She has performed a show about Bonnets as well as performing at the labour party Conference in 2011.
As a writer she is witty, incisive and thoughtful.
She wrote a weekly satirical celeb column in national newspaper, The Irish World, and has also had articles published in The Evening Standard.
She was nominated for National Student Colour Writer of the Year in 2002.
Imaan
Imaan is part Lebanese and part Australian. What he lacks in height he amazes his audience with his humour.
Many of his comedy routines focus on the way people of normal stature react to him. At 3 foot 6 inches, he has been named the world’s smallest comedian.
He claims his first television role was as a possum – fact or fiction, who knows?
Ivor Dembina
Ivor runs the Hampstead Comedy Club.
He was invited to perform the first stand up show in the Houses of Parliament by a former MP Bob Marshall-Andrews.
He brings Jewish comedy to the audiance and delivers a mixture of thoughtful routines and jokes which he has developed over a period of 20 years.
James Dowdswell
James hails from the West Country and is an imaginative storytelling comedian who delivers gags from a slightly absurd observational standpoint.
His successful run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe was entitled "Urban Wurzel". The show combined deft stand-up and daft stories.
James has appeared in Ricky Gervais’ Extras, The World Stands Up, Edinburgh And Beyond on the Paramount Comedy Channel as well as Chaos - a TV sketch show pilot, Rekindle – a short film, and his own comedy show about wine.
Javier Jarquin
Winner - The Press Critics Choice Award 'Best National Artist' World Buskers Festival 2012
Javier Jarquin spent the last 4 years working as a professional comedian in New Zealand. After winning the 2007 `So You Think You`re Funny` competition in Christchurch He played and headlined in some of the biggest clubs in NZ and Melbourne, on television and was a core member of New Zealand`s longest running comedy show: Scared Scriptless. He`s been to the NZ International Comedy Festival 3 times and in 2010 won Best Show Wellington and opened for Pauly Shore on his NZ tour.
Since moving to the UK in August 2010 he has established himself as a circuit regular and headline act. He has performed on the same bill with top names such as Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Jo Brand and Paul Daniels.
He was a finalist (4th place) in the prestigious Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Competition and has also performed in Croatia, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovenia. He is based in London.
He is also well known for his CARD NINJA act.
John Newton
John is a Medway resident when he is not off touring the world on cruise ships.
He works in comedy clubs around the UK as well as travelling the world on cruise ships such as The Ventura, The Arcadia and The Oceana.
John is an old fashioned gag teller/writer and proud of it.
Kate Lucas
Kate delivers a unique blend of sweet, self-deprecating humour with a dark, dry wit that resonates through her songs and playfully bitter musings on life.
She combines catchy original melodies with sophisticated lyrics and won the Comedy Café’s new act night competition.
Kate is definitely a star in the making.
Kate Smurthwaite
Kate is a feminist campaigner and performer.
She is the host and writer of London’s most popular live political panel show “The Comic Manifesto” and has appeared on a number of phone-in programmes including 5Live’s recent debate on Page 3.
She has supported Omid Djalili on tour, amongst others and has performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last few years
Kev Orkian
Kev reached the semi finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2010.
He is a skilled singer, pianist and actor & has appeared in many West End musicals including Fame, Boogie Nights and Happy Days.
He has been compared to victor Borge and Dudley Moore who he regards as two of his heroes and has toured with top comedians including Cannon and Ball and Julian Clary as well as Royalty around the world - Prince Charles, Duke of Kent, Prince of Oman.
He regulary performs for the British Forces Foundation is Armenia’s ambassador to the UK and performs of cruise liners.
Mae Martin
Having established herself on the Canadian comedy scene with regular appearances on Canadian TV and radio, Mae received two nominations for Canadian Comedy Awards and now splits her time between Canada and the UK.
She has received rave reviews for her solo show MAE DAY.
Mae is gentle but intelligent, sweet yet sharp and knows how to make an audience laugh.
Matthew Giffen
Fast-paced, frenetic and sometimes furious, Matthew explores his routes as an Irish, Colombian brought up in Windsor and the implications this has on his unique outlook on the world.
A subtle blend of intelligence and crass self-deprecation. His mum still refuses to watch.
Mike Belgrave
Mike is an Irish West Indian comedian from Shepherd’s Bush in West London.
He has a B.Sc in Multimedia Systems and recently achieved a Masters degree in Digital Film and Animation.
He has a particular interest in Outsider Music to the extent that he is an Outsider Music Musicologist!
Mike and Nik Coppin hosted a new show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe entitled “Huggers” which featured a number of comedians doing family friendly material.
Nik Coppin
Nik is of mixed race (England and Barbados).
His trademark inimitable style of banter, story-telling, affable persona has an underlying tone of serious, intelligent humour not to mention his love of Spiderman. A few years ago he even did a show based on spiders around the world.
Ola
Just in his early twenties, Ola has already appeared on ITV4 and MTV Base and writes for BBCR4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and Nathan Caton's Don't Tell Me Nothing.
He performs all over the UK and as as far afield as the US and Dubai.
Young, driven and hugely talented, Ola is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor with natural originality and enviable stage presence.
Finalist in the FHM Search for A Stand Up Hero, broadcast on ITV4, Ola is renowned for his intelligent, edgy humour.
As an anchor member of The Jason Lewis Experience team, as both writer and actor, Ola has appeared on MTV Base and on DVD.
Ola’s first solo 1-man special, “21”, was a huge hit with audiences and his stage work includes The Lion and the Jewel by Nobel prize winner, Wole Soyinka.
Pappys
Over the past 7 years Pappys have gone from Free Fringe upstarts to the biggest and most consistent sketch troupe in Edinburgh.
After a year away from the fringe, they return with Last Show Ever. Is this really the end for "the funniest sketch troupe on the fringe"? (Scotsman)
Whether or not they are actually throwing in the towel, one thing is certain; Last Show Ever is their biggest and best show yet.
During their year away from the fringe they launched two hugely successful podcasts. Pappy's Bangers and Mash was named iTunes best new comedy podcast of 2011 and Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown won the Loaded Lafta award for Funniest Podcast.
They also wrote and hosted their own gameshow for Channel 4, the Mr and Mrs Hotty Hott Hot show, and separately appeared in TV shows such as 8 Out Of Ten Cats, Meet The Parents, Miranda, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Watson & Oliver. But 2012 sees them back doing what they do best: returning to the Fringe to perform peerless live sketch comedy.
Pat Cahill
Combining off-beat jokes with songs about dying pets and choice fatigue, Cahill’s unpretentiously surreal and absurd outlook has seen him win numerous awards and secured him firmly in the one to watch category.
This quirky performer has true star quality and bags of originality, mixing physical humour, gimmicks, wordplay and comedy songs.
Imagine a cross between Sean Lock and Eddie Izzard and you might be getting somewhere, but nowhere close
Patrick Monahan
Winner of |ITV's "Show Me The Funny" as well as Best Newcomer at Loaded's Lafta Award for 2012 and also star of Let's Dance for Sport Relief.
Irish Iranian star from Middlesborough with a cheeky chappie style of humour.
He has worked all over the world and is an experienced warm up for shows such as Jonathan Ross and Paul O'Grady, as well as compere for "Late and Live" at the Edinbugh Fringe.
Paul T Eyres
Paul has performed all over the UK including Jongleurs, Comedy Store and London’s Comedy Café.
His energetic, highly interactive yet slightly surreal brand of humour is starting to create a real buzz around the comedy circuit and is destined for big things.
Before starting on the comedy circuit, Paul wrote and directed short film comedies such as “Offcide which won Best Film at the Shot in the Dark International Film Festival in 2000. He went to write for BBC 2 and Channel 4 shows before finding his niche as a comedian.
Rayguns

Rayguns have been described as Spinal Tap meets Morecambe and Wise in one of the funniest and most unique double acts in the UK. They combine high quality musicality and insane mash ups to deliver an unrivalled entertainment experience which brings together cabaret, comedy and rock n roll.
Sarah Kendall
Sarah is an Aussie now based in the UK and is now widely accepted as one of the leading female comics in the country.
She has performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival since 2000 and at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2003 and was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award in 2004.
She began her career in comedy in 1996 at the Sydney Universities annual 'Review' show. A confident and experienced performer for her years, she has played in Singapore, Amsterdam, South Africa & Hong Kong.
She challenges audiences to think about the culture and political climate that has engufed us all but laugh at the intricances that surround them.
She was part of the all female sketch show “Beehive” on E4 and has starred in Russell Howard’s Good News TV show and Clare in the Community.
Shazia Mirza
Shazia is an award winning comedian who brings her distinctive style to comedy, breaking taboos with material which is endearing and fun in her hands.
She has toured India this year and has recently returned from the U.S.A.
She writes a weekly column in the weekend Guardian and she has recently appeared on Meera Syal’s Asian Comedy Night on the BBC Asian Network.
Sion James
Sion is the Cuddly one from The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly.
He is a lovable Welshman and an experienced MC/Compere at a number of London clubs and also resident MC at the Clapham Comedy club as part of the Oxjam 2011 with proceeds being doanted to Oxfam.
Stuart Mitchell
Stuart Mitchell, a Scottish star looking to becoming better known nationally.
Finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2011.
He supported Stewart Francis on tour this year and in 2011 he supported the comedian and magician Pete Firman.
As well as being a comedian Stuart is an actor appearing in shows such as Taggart and Waterloo Road.
Tallah Khosravian
The Dubai business woman brings her ‘Business Rules’ to the stage.
Finalist in the 2012 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, She performed on Funny Plus One, a BBC3 live comedy sketch show pilot as well as at a variety of venues from car boot fairs to business expos. She gets true, hilarious reactions from the people she comes in contact with.
Taylor Glenn
Taylor Glenn is an American comedienne based in the UK.
She has quickly established herself as a sought after stand up and compere on the UK circuit, and recently won the national ‘Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award’ as part of the Cardiff Comedy Festival.
Taylor’s improv group, Slow Genius, and sketch comedy group, Token Yank, both made their successful Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2009, and Taylor and has just finished performing her second solo show there.
With a background in improvisational theatre and sketch comedy writing and performance, Taylor is as comfortable in front of a camera as she is in front of a crowd. She is a former psychotherapist and her style has been described as “caustic observational which is occasionally dark with a cherry on top”
Tiffany Stevenson
Tiffany has previously worked with Ricky Gervais in "The Office" and Stephen Fry in "Absolute Power" amongst others.
She has appeared all over the UK from the Comedy Store and Glastonbury as well as abroad including China.
Last year she appeared in an ad for Ikea. Tiffany is also the co-creator (alongside Phil Nichol) and host of popular Edinburgh and London show Old Rope which consistently attracts some of the biggest names in comedy and last year in Edinburgh and was a cast member of the hugely popular "Celebrity Autobiography" in London's West End.
At the Edinburgh Fringe last year she performed her show entitled "Cave Woman" which looked at various issues Have we really evolved? This is what Tiffany wants to know. In her 3rd solo show she poses important questions such as 'If necessity is the mother of invention, is that mother a MILF?' And 'is our womanly journey from Suffragettes to WAG's truly a survival of the fittest?'
Tony Vino
Tony is the only half Spanish half Scottish hybrid working comic in the world.
Born in Malaga he was subsequently raised in the Costa Del Preston, Lancashire.
When he was only a toddler his Father looked around saw the sea, the sand and the sunshine of the Andalucian coast and thought “we need to be nearer Wigan Pier”.
He has been a pro comedian for over 7 years touring both nationally and internationally. A finalist in 2006 Funny Bones competition, Tony has enjoyed recognition as a comedian and comedy compere of renown.
Tony is best known for the way he seamlessly mixes well thought out observational humour with audience interaction and quick witted responses.