Support from Chris Brooker and Kathryn Mather
A gifted performer, Chris Brooker has taken his unique mix of comedy and improvisation to stages all over the world. After a decade on the UK comedy circuit Chris has forged a fine reputation for himself as a stand-up comedian and compère. His versatility has seen him play to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds, winning them over with his infectious enthusiasm, swift wit and immense likeability. Dubbed comedy’s ginger Viking by a promoter, he really is a larger than life character.A regular performer at the nation’s finest comedy clubs, Chris can charm audiences of every sort, size and background.
Equally at home at a sportsman’s dinner or in front of two thousand bikers at a rally, you’ll rarely see the same show twice from him.With three full length shows under his belt, Chris is also an award winning television writer. A former member of ComedySportz, the resident improvised comedy troupe at Manchester’s Comedy Store, Chris made history in 2008 when he became the first British player to be selected for the All Star Team at The Comedy League World Championships in Portland, Oregon.Chris is also known for his efforts in chronicling a full year of his comedy performances in his online gig diaries. These have proven to be immensely popular with comedians, promoters and audience members across the world.
The ultra-cynical Kathryn Mather used to be a children’s entertainer, and now seems to relish the chance to explore darker thoughts her old job would never allow. This Rochdale comic won the Frog and Bucket World Series 2017 and South East New Comedian of the Year 2018 and was placed third in the Leicester Mercury 2019. She hosts the hilarious Zero Hours podcast, where she speaks to comedians about the best and worst jobs they have done to get by in their pursuit of the arts.
RESIDENT TOM GLOVER
Originally from Bridport, Tom Glover has been hosting and performing at comedy nights in the south west since 2011. As well as being the resident compere at the Lyme Regis Comedy Club, Tom is also a regular host at the Weymouth Pavilion, Blandford Corn Exchange, Teignmouth Pavilions, and the Jurassic Fields Festival. His solo show A Glover Not A Fighter had a month long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.