Also see: After Dinner Raconteurs
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless!
Lost Voice Guy
Bennett Arron is an award-winning writer, actor, author and stand-up comedian, but came to prominence when his identity was hacked. What followed was a two year battle to get his identity back, during which time he was almost bankrupted by the identity thieves. Has made a number of documentaries on the subject, and showed how easy it is to steal identities by taking the, then, Home Secretary’s (Theresa May, now the PM)
Up and coming comedian who has supported the likes of Milton Jones and performed around the world. On TV James has appeared on Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, Qi, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave's One Night Stand, The John Bishop Show and Josh.
Stand up comedian, actor and writer. As well as a busy career as a stand up comedian his TV performances include the part of Ollie in 'The Thick of It' and he co-wrote and starred in 'Lab Rats'.
A rising star on the comedy scene who escaped the confines of corporate communications at HSBC! Eshaan Akbar has established himself as an act with exciting potential.
Sometime actor and comedian who's been on McIntyre's Roadshow and Live at the Apollo. Terry's act is unique: a mixture of the surreal, part physical comedy, part beatbox, infused with clever satire and even the odd observation. Was on Let's Dance for Sport Relief as Tina Turner!
Gay comedian and actor renowned for his withering, Joan Rivers-eque put downs! Was the star of our Speaker Drinks in January 2016. Currently can be seen on Bake Off Extra Slice, plus the Professionals spin off.
Stephen K Amos is supremely warm and wickedly funny with an ability to charm onlookers right into the palm of his hand. A natural for corporate events he is always in demand. TV appearances include "Mock The Week", "Have I Got News For You" and "QI".
Stephen K Amos
Actor and comedian who presents Pointless on BBC1. He is one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller but he has also found fame in dramas and sitcoms. A regular host on Have I Got News for You.
Best known for The IT Crowd, he has presented numerous travel documentaries and has recently become the new host of The Crystal Maze.
Came to fame on TV as one half of the comedy duo Baddiel & Skinner, with Frank Skinner. As well as being a highly successful post-alternative comedian, David has written 4 books and the film The Infidel.
Bill is one of the country's best loved comedians. His unique brand of stand-up and musical comedy has taken him around the world and earned him a huge international fanbase.
Stephen's friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK's most exciting up and coming comedy acts. He also has been a series regular on "Weekend with Aled" (ITV) and "Big Brother's Bit On The Side" (C5).
Stand up comedian, actor, singer and musician and a regular on panel shows including Buzzcocks. His debut show in Edinburgh in 2009 was a hit, with his own brand of observational comedy, mixed with Jazz outbursts.
Up and coming comedian in the style of Jo Brand. Good all round fun.
Comedian, actor, writer and MC. Member of The Cutting Edge team at The Comedy Store. Has taken 5 shows to the Edinburgh fringe and as well as performing his own stand up writes regularly for TV and radio comedy shows.
Brilliant Irish comedian, writer and actor whose credits include QI, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Brilliant comedian and raconteur. Cally is a senior media exec by day, and stand up by night, so understands events from both client and performer side. Her keynote speeches include "The Secret Seller" looking at how you master the art of the "sell" and "What The Most Successful People Do At Work" where she looks at what the most successful people have in common and how you can be like them! An informative, funny and above all practical talk!
Popular comedian who plays on his working class roots juxtaposition by his middle class girlfriend. An ever increasing number of credits including 8 Out of 10 Cat, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week.
Bob is probably the only person ever to have been awarded an MBE by the Queen for after dinner speaking. Has made appearances on Countdown and has lots of sporting stories …always a hit with men of a certain age!
Bob 'the Cat' Bevan MBE
Up and coming comedian from Northamptonshire. Has supported Rhod Gilbert.
Markus Birdman is a brilliant stand up who works across the Globe telling jokes, stories and anecdotes. A hit at all the major Comedy Festivals. Markus will be appearing at our Speaker Drinks on 14th January 2019 at the IoD, Pall Mall. For more details: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/events-post/20
Liverpool comedian with his own BBC 1 Show whose brakthrough came on Michael McIntyre. His gift for storytelling and his own unique brand of observational humour make his a top choice for corporate events
A stand-up comedian and speaker who was also a professional footballer.
An established and memorable name in the world of comedy, he is the sometimes controversial comedian best known from BBC2's Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats. He's appeared on many comedy shows including They Think It's All Over and Have I Got News For You.
Popular comedian and actress who has been on everything from Question Time to Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo etc. A safe pair of hands for corporate events who knows the boundaries.
Glaswegian comedian who has been on Michael McIntyre, Stand Up for the Week and now has his own show.
A regular on TV and radio with credits including Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and QI. He has also has his own shows on Radio 4.
Adger Brown is one of the most versatile comedians on the mainstream circuit of cabaret and variety. A veteran of the after-dinner circuit and a consummate professional, he has performed with many sports stars and celebrities at events up and down the country.
Ben 'Doc Brown' Smith is a hip hopper musician turned comedian. Slang consultant on Lenny Henry's Rudy's Rare Records, he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, emerging as ground breaking comedian, adding comic raps to his gags and anecdotes.
Faith Brown is an English actress, singer, comedienne and impressionist noted for her versatility whose television career was launched with appearances on Who Do You Do (1975-1976) (ATV/ITV) - a showcase for a generation of impressionists and comics, and Ken Dodd's World of Laughter (1976).
Rob Brydon is a welsh actor, writer and comedian. His characters include Marion and Geoff and Keith Barret and often works with Steve Coogan.
arriving on our TV screens in 2010 Paul cemented a career of over twenty years hard work as an impressionist and comedian with the exposure and recognition he had always wanted, reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.
Popular Irish comedian with big followings in the UK and Australia. A team captain on Mock the Week who has appeared on everything from Question Time to Live at the Apollo.
Popular irish comedian who is a regular at comedy festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal and Melbourne.
Combining off-beat jokes with songs about dying pets and choice fatigue, Pat Cahill's unpretentiously surreal and absurd outlook has seen him win a fistful of awards. His speciality is dry, absurd philosophical theories and silly songs.
Feisty Glaswegian who gave up a lucrative career in corporate law to become a comedian. A stand up comic, writer and actress who has hosted a number of events and custom-written after dinner speeches for some of the most prestigious organisations in Scotland. Most recently seen on Strictly Come Dancing.
With a unique ability to find humour in the mundane, coupled with his own natural eccentricity Craig is a truly inventive storyteller. Now an internationally acclaimed act, Craig's whimsical travel anecdotes never fail to surprise.
Brilliant comedian and writer with deadpan delivery and superb observations he spins into flights of fancy.
Jimmy hosts 8 out of 10 Cats on Channel 4, is a regular on Have I Got News For You. He tours tirelessly, while in the corporate market he is in constant demand as a speaker and host.
Brilliant comedian who started out as a folk singer. Has had numerous programmes on TV over the years, including most recently as host of Golden Balls. Lesser known is he owned the production the company behind Who Wants to be a Millionaire?!
The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage you know you’re in for a good time. A brilliant and versatile comedian, Jo is particularly adept at tailoring her material to the event in hand. TV Credits include Apollo and HIGNFY.
Son of a Malawian policeman, his comedy career began in Canada, moved to South African and he now lives in Manchester. Came 3rd in Britain's Got Talent 2017.
Craig Charles is currently appearing in Coronation Street as taxi cab owner Lloyd. He is also a comedian, poet and possibly best known as Dave Lister in Red Dwarf.
British comedian and actor of Indian descent. Host of Ch4's Stand Up for the Week and has appeared on Live At The Apollo. Described by Eastern Eye as a "dangerous comic genius".
Winner of the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award for the best show at Edinburgh with her feminist comedy show 'A Bic for Her'. A regular on TV and radio comedy shows.
New Zealand born stand up comic and host. Also part of the Cabernet of Comedy which he presents with vintner Giles Walker Smith.
Popular Scottish comedian who presents Capital FM in Scotland's breakfast show, a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and regular contributor to Youth TV.
Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense. He’s been on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and is also often seen on Eight out of Ten Cats and Mock The Week.
Canadian comedian, now living in the UK, with a unique story telling style. He has appeared on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and received rave reviews in Edinburgh.
The Comedy Store Players are the improvisational team that inspired the hugely successful Channel 4 series Whose Line Is It Anyway? hosted by Clive Anderson.
The Comedy Store Players
Stand Up Comedian & Awards Host, Roisin Conaty is a rising star comedian - recently appearing on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Taskmaster and Have I Got news For you. She was also winner of the Fosters Comedy Award in 2010.
Modern ventriloquist and stand up, who has a host of puppets including old favourite Monkey. Absolutely brilliant, great fun and a bit different.
Popular comedy actor whose Alan Partridge character has entered popular consciousness. Runs his own production company, Baby Cow. Doesn't do many corporates, but can be persuaded on occasion to do a turn as Alan.
Naomi Cooper is an up and coming comedian who has performed all across the UK. One of my choices from the Fringe this year, very approachable yet with hidden depths. Naomi will be appearing at our Speaker Drinks on 14th January 2019 at the IoD, Pall Mall. For more details: https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/events-post/20
One of the slickest comedy impressionists in show business, David Copperfield is a complete entertainer and man of many talents - comedian, musician, ventriloquist and vocalist.
Comedian, writer and actor who won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2009. Now a regular on TV and on the stand up circuit, Fergus supported Russell Kane on tour in 2011.
Popular stand-up comedian whose been on Michael McIntyre and had his own show on Radio 4.
Star of The Impression Show with Debra Stephenson and Dead Ringers on BBC, Jon has a catalogue of over 350 impressions and is regarded by many to be the best impressionist in the UK. He is brilliant for award ceremonies, after-dinner speaking and personal appearances.
It all started by making friends and family laugh after changing the lyrics to songs. Josh's style and material is much admired in the comedy clubs, appearing at Jongleurs and the Comedy Store. He's equally appreciated by corporate audiences - funny and entertaining but not offensive.