SUPPORT: Trevor Bickles
COMPÈRE: Jack Campbell
Award-winning stand-up MARK NELSON’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and superb one-liners has seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy powerhouses.
With a likeably disarming manner on stage belying some of the stronger content, Nelson often has audiences laughing at things they know they really shouldn’t be laughing at. An MA degree in Politics from Glasgow University supports his brilliantly topical writing and, although his stand-up is certainly not for the easily offended, the material is intelligent, well conceived and beautifully crafted, all supported by a very confident delivery.
Nelson’s considerable writing and broadcasting talent is being well recognised in addition to his stand-up. He supplied material for Jason Manford’s A Funny Old Week and three series of Russell Howard’s Good News. He also wrote and performed sketches, topical stand-up and co-hosted (with Susan Calman) BBC Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth Games satirical comedy series Don’t Drop The Baton.
More recently, Nelson has appeared on the BBC’s The One Show (as both and with bespoke News at 3 clips), BBC Three’s Comedy Marathon and BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground and Bad Influencer. In 2017, he was flown to Australia to tape a set at the Sydney Opera House for the Just For Laughs comedy festival.
“Expertly raised the standard with blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste. He has now become a leader for young Scottish comics to follow”
The Sunday Times
“You’ll want to see what the all the fuss is about. A remarkably accomplished stage manner with wonderfully crafted gags. Mark Nelson possesses a talent that is simply obscene.”
“A viciously sharp sense of timing”
THE NOISE NEXT DOOR, U.K’s premier improv comedy troupe have taken the comedy world by storm.
Twelve time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. They have been performing their own distinctive brand of off-the-cuff comedy together since they met at university.
Taking audience suggestions, the cheeky and charming quartet, transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, epic stories, and explosive physicality.
The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, they were nominated for a Chortle Award in 2014, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. Having received standing ovations in front of corporate dinners, the British forces, secondary school students and even fans at ‘Download’ Heavy Metal music festival, they are also one of the most versatile acts in the business.
Unstoppably funny and uniquely talented, The Noise Next Door are the stand out comedy act of their generation.
“Hilarious…a superior kind of chaos”
The Daily Telegraph
“Immaculately well executed”