Christian Reilly + John Mann
The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth.
Support: Pete Teckman
Compère:Ben Van Der Velde
As former integral part of the Perrier award-winning show Otis Lee Crenshaw and the Black Liars, with comic/songster Rich Hall, Christian Reilly’s career has taken him around the world three times. On his way, he received accolades at international festivals and numerous network TV credits in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
Now a solo stand-up performer and playing all the major comedy venues in his own right, Christian uses his dynamic guitar and vocal skills to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians. He recently wrote and performed for ‘That Was Then This Is Now’ (BBC Radio 2) as musical counterpart to Richard Herring and Emma Kennedy, as well as giving his improvisation skills an outing on Radio 2’s ‘Jammin’.
Christian’s comic songs, improvisations, sharp wit and youthful energy have delighted audiences wherever he performs.
“Seriously cool, seriously funny”
“If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re a Christian Reilly fan already”
John Mann is one of the recent success stories on the UK comedy Circuit. John's charm and warmth belie the fact that most of his material deals with winter sports for pensioners, lavatories and spontaneous acts of retail vandalism. His approach to school days, bath time and footwear is unsurpassed. A unique observer of the mundane, John is sometimes rude, frequently silly, but never, never dull.
John is a regular and longstanding Jongleurs act (compere and headliner) and has worked all over the world.
'"Complete genius. . . . Brilliant observations"
Johnny Vaughan The Big Breakfast
"A fantastic compere . . . the night is his"
Steve Lamacq - NME
"Distinctly amusing, engaging and talented"