Resident host DAN NIGHTINGALE introduces double headliners IVAN BRACKENBURY and IAN D MONTFORT
Ivan and Ian are award-winning characters performed by critically-acclaimed comedian Tom Binns – the star and co-writer of the BBC One’s Friday night comedy series Hospital People. Psychic Ian D Montfort provides ‘a masterclass in improvisation, character comedy and mindreading’ (Telegraph ★★★★★) and with hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury ‘Binns has his character nailed and he mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal’ (Guardian ★★★★).
Tom has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Trident Comedy Award and Perth International Fringe Comedy Award (twice). He was voted a ‘Fosters Comedy God’, he’s won Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe (twice), Nottingham International Comedy Festival and 3 Sony Gold Awards. He’s been in BBC shows Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge and Fist of Fun; Channel 4 shows The IT Crowd, Drifters and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown; and feature films Going to Mecca and Eaten by Lions.
Dan Nightingale, widely regarded as one of the best performers working on the comedy circuit today, is our resident MC. Mixing fiendishly accurate observation with energetic characterisations and killer punch lines, his comedy is original, playful, intelligent, poignant and exciting; sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious. As well as being a top-class circuit headliner and in-demand MC, he has also performed regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Celebrity Juice.