English Comedian of the Year winner, support for Ricky Gervais, and star of Comedy Central Live and Dave’s Hypothetical, Josh Pugh is a new star of the UK comedy scene. Tour support for Joe Lycett and an ‘almost certain future star’ (Chortle.co.uk), Josh Pugh is also an online sensation with over three million views on his Twitter comedy videos.
Josh is also the brains behind cult Twitter account @GrassrootsCoac5 on twitter and recently published a spin off book ‘Grassroots: A Step Dad’s Quest For Silverware’. Impressively, Josh has also played for England’s Partially Sighted football team for the past 10 years and played in 3 World Championships.
With Joe Wells and James Dowdeswell
Multi award winning comedian Joe Wells’ career began as an author when his first book ‘Touch and Go Joe’ about his experiences of OCD was published, since then he has made a name for himself as a stand up comic, writer and speaker. Joe now focuses mainly on his unique brand of comedy. Tour Support for Frankie Boyle, Alexei Sayle and Stephen K Amos, Joe has also appeared on BBC2’s ‘Ouch Storytelling Live’, Amnesty International’s ‘Human TV’ and is a writer for ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised Series 2’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’.
James Dowdeswell is a real master of the comedian’s craft.” Chortle.co.uk. James is an imaginative storytelling comedian who combines deft stand-up with daft stories. He is a headline act at most top UK comedy clubs. His comedy has travelled as far as Shanghai, Dubai, Doha, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Australia and Singapore.
This year Dowdeswell has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Celebrity Deal Or No Deal (Channel 4) and Olympics Greatest Moments (BBC). He also played The Count in Ricky Gervais’ Extras. He is currently filming in his own comedy show about wine called “James Dowdeswell – Black Belt In Wine.”
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.