Exeter’s Laughing out Loud
Tony Law, Katherine Ryan and Rich Peppiatt head up
Comedy Festival at Exeter Phoenix
Exeter’s comedy festival, Laugh Out Loud kicks off this month and headlining the event are some hilarious award-winning comedians who have recently been raising chuckles on such TV shows as 8 Out of Ten Cats, Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Tony Law brings some gloriously absurd, loud and ridiculous comedy to Exeter Phoenix on 31 January following sell out gigs all over the country. He began performing comedy fifteen years ago: winning the Glastonbury New Act competition and later the Comics’ Coice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005. In 2010, he supported Stewart Lee on his national tour before a successful return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He followed this up in 2011, with a total sell-out run scooping the Amused Moose Laughter Award and a nomination for Best Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival in the process.
In early 2012, he was crowned the Chortle Best Breakthrough Award and filmed several high-profile television pieces and appearances. In August 2012, he was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award. Over the coming months, he can be seen on BBC1’s Have I Got News For You, BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Heading Out, Sky Arts’ Set List, Comedy Central’s Alternative Comedy Experience and many more.
Katherine Ryan’s comedy star is rapidly rising and is live at Exeter Phoenix on 30th January. She can regularly be seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats as well as BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Mock The Week. She had the lead role as George in Campus (C4), was a regular in Episodes and is currently appearing in Sky’s Jack Dee’s Don’t Sit In The Front Row. Katherine will also feature in Sky’s upcoming John Bishop’s Only Joking, as well as Dave’s One Night Stand (with Angelos Epithemiou) and in early January Katherine will be part of Channel 4’s ‘mash-up’ night in the Deal Or No Deal 8 Out Of 10 Cats Special.
Rich Peppiatt: One Rogue Reporter
Puncturing the pomposity of the powerful… one tabloid editor at a time. Grab the inside scoop as red-top renegade Rich Peppiatt delivers a merciless dissection of his former trade, testing the public’s right to know to its side-splitting extremity, against the tabloid bully boys themselves. A daring mixture of live stand-up and outrageous video content, join him as he plots a path to redemption… save one rampage through Fleet Street’s gutters. From undercover escapades to leaving the editor of the Daily Mail cowering in his own home, this is the show you most certainly won’t be reading about in any tabloid, EVER. Rich Peppiatt has appeared twice before the Leveson Inquiry, his searing testimonies making headlines around the world. Since his hilariously withering resignation letter to Daily Star proprietor Richard Desmond became a viral sensation last year, Rich’s brutal honest and availability at short notice due to lack of gainful employment have made him a regular tabloid commentator on TV and radio.
Also playing at Exeter Phoenix are Chortle Comedy Award nominees Peacock & Gamble; local funny women O’Shea & O’Gaukroger; and Jigsaw, who have received huge critical acclaim for their fast and slick sketches.
Listings for Laugh Out Loud events at Exeter Phoenix:
Peacock & Gamble
Don’t Even Want to be on Telly Anyway
Sun 20 Jan, 8pm, £10
Wed 30 Jan, 8pm, £12 (£10)
Thur 31 Jan, 8pm, £12 (£10)
O’Shea & O’Gaukroger
What Will We Do When We Grow Up?
Sat 2 Feb, 8pm, Voodoo Lounge, £8
One Rogue Reporter
Sun 3 Feb, 8pm, £10 (£8)
Thu 7 Feb, 8pm, £12 (£10)
Other Laugh Out Loud events take place at Exeter Northcott Theatre, Bikeshed Theatre, Corn Exchange, Exeter Barnfield, City Gate Hotel. See laughoutloudexeter.co.uk or lolfestival.co.uk for full listings.