We are delighted to be me making a return to this fantastic town festival. On Thursday 18 June we bring another three standout standup comedians to the Windmill Community Centre in Deddington. Last year despite clashing with England’s World Cup game against Uruguay (they lost 2:1 to Luis Suarez) we had a great turn out so, are hoping for a capacity crowd this year!
Tickets are £10 and available from the festival website www.deddingtonfestival.org.uk and printed tickets will be on sale from May from Maven Designer Jewellery at Centrepoint, Chapel Square, Deddington.
Headliner : Nick Page
Nick Page used to front a proper show on the BBC and everything, but obviously messed that up through living like an idiot for most of his 30’s. He does voiceover work, and radio, and has written articles and a book (which is still being argued about by publisher and lawyer, due to a vengeful ex-wife).
Nick works in comedy clubs all over the UK circuit and the world – you know, stuff for ex-pats, the military, posh people who can afford a comic at a private party, dodgy people who live on caravan parks. Anywhere with a microphone and an audience (and a chequebook). He tells stories about how he messed up his life, stories with punchlines. Like Jokes really. But true. Trueish anyway.
All of this is said in the first person on his website and we’ve plagiarised it here but it’s all basically him saying he’s good so here are some quotes from other people saying he’s good:
‘A Very Fine Man’ Jo Whiley, Radio 2
‘Rogueish…Bearlike and with a host of barely believable stories about life, love and brushes with
the law’ The Guardian
‘The very best story teller on the comedy circuit’ Rhod Gilbert
‘One of the top 5 comics on the UK circuit’ Stylists Magazine
Opener : Jon Wagstaffe
A simple country lad from TewkesburyJon Wagstaffe burst onto the scene in May 2011 and has propelled himself quickly into being a well known act on the comedy circuit. His mix of high energy and clever writing make audiences warm to him instantly . Now experienced in playing to stag & hen parties to corporate nights, pubs to festivals, comedy clubs and competitions Jon is comfortable in any room.
He is now also resident compere of his own night in Gloucestershire scallywags comedy.
“He is amazing. He manages to make the audience jump out of their seats two minutes into his act. After that he goes at about 300mph. The gags come thick and fast and are very strong.” Comedycv.co.uk
“A naturally sharp & funny comedian, fresh like everything from Tewkesbury.” Patrick Monahan
Middle Act: Rob Coleman
Here are two important facts about Rob Coleman:
1) He writes beautifully crafted gags that range from the dark to the ridiculous.
2) He possesses one of the finest heads of hair on the circuit.
Combined, they make Rob an extremely striking comic. On the circuit for around four years, Rob delivers a huge variety of one liners and puns, together with the occasional longer story and some audience interaction. Rob has good compering experience and is comfortable bantering with an audience.
Rob regularly opens and closes small rooms, and plays middle spots in larger ones. He has done paid work for amongst others Mirth Control, The Stand, Cosmic Comedy and Buzz Comedy, along with numerous small independents.
You’ll find the Windmill Centre well signposted from Hempton Road in Deddington.