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Mark Nelson, Kae Kurd and Josh Jones

With a likeable manner on stage belying some of the stronger content, Mark 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. He is therefore a very sought-after comedian and writer, with both the skill and intellect to be able to adapt his material to suit and entertain any club, theatre or corporate audiences.

He has also performed six hugely successful seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe with his solo shows Offending The Senses (2010), Guilty Pleasure (2011), Under The Radar (2012), Please Think Responsibly (2014), Older Than Jesus (2015), Smiley Face (2016) receiving much critical acclaim. In 2011, 2Entertain, BBC Worldwide’s video distribution label, gave him a talent deal and he is very much in-demand as a headlining act across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Nelson has sold out his hour-long shows at nine Glasgow International Comedy Festivals [Lowering The Tone (2007), Aftershock (2008), Smile You Son Of A Bitch (2009), OFFENDING THE SENSES (2010), GUILTY PLEASURE (2011), UNDER THE RADAR (2012), NELSON – LIVE (2014), OLDER THAN JESUS (2015), SMILEY FACE (2016)].

Nelson’s excellent writing skills are also being recognised. His debut radio series Mark Nelson’s Guide To Marriage broadcast in December 2013 and won the Scottish Comedy Awards Radio prize. He supplied material for Jason Manford’s A Funny Old Week, three series of Russell Howard’s Good News. Mark 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.


In 2016 Mark created a series of online clips, The News At 2, for BBC Scotland’s Short Stuff strand and co-starring his two-year-old daughter. Featuring topics such as Global Warming, Donald Trump and the Economy, the clips went “viral” and he was commissioned to make more, starting with one on the Brexit turmoil. Now rebranded The News At 3, he released several more in 2017 with a number of them, including the hilarious Valentine’s Day, again going viral with views in the many millions. Another subsequent clip released in time for Easter is approaching 70 million views alone. The popularity of these clips has seen The News At 3 being mentioned in the Scottish Parliament as part of the discussion about a new BBC in Scotland and becoming the biggest social media phenomenon in the BBC’s history with audience engagement approaching 100 million views.

Widely recognised as a superb stand-up, including being crowned 2015’s Best Headliner at the Scottish Comedy Awards, Nelson has no gimmicks, relies on no frills—his work is just consistently top-quality comedy, pure unadulterated stand-up of the highest order.

“A remarkably accomplished stage presence… blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste.” The Sunday Times

 “A viciously sharp sense of timing” Metro


Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up making a serious name for himself. Passionate about making politics accessible to his peers, his comedy presents beautifully crafted slick routines with confident cutting edge flair.

In 2016, he was part of the Pleasance’s prestigious Comedy Reserve showcase and supported Dane Baptiste on his nationwide tour.

In 2017 Kae took his debut hour Kurd Your Enthusiasm to the Edinburgh Fringe achieving excellent critical acclaim. His unique back story as a child refugee and his emergence from the Black British comedy circuit totally shining out amongst the newcomer landscape.

TV credits include Know Your Rights (own series on Channel 4 OD), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) Three Guys Eat (BBC Three) and BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night. His radio appearances include A Night of International Comedy for BBC World Service and Best of the Fringe for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

With this kind of track record, he’s most definitely one to watch.

ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS 2017 | Nominee

CHORTLE AWARDS 2016 | Best Newcomer Nominee

‘Kae Kurd has all the confidence, stage presence and charisma that is required to be a stand out performer. Outstandingly well written’ One 4 Review

‘Delivers joke after rapid joke, to the point where your stomach will hurt from laughing, as well as a fresh perspective on important topics’ Broadway Baby

‘The sell-out crowd are hooked. We’re a captive audience’ The Herald

 Josh Jones is a camp tour de force. Right from the off you feel like he’s your gay best friend: Super bitchy, uber feminine, ultra working class and totally adorable. This young, friendly, and energetic performer has the cutest little baby face that makes you love him despite the awful things he says!

‘Enviably gifted. An exceptional gag writer and performer with something to say- a rare treat and I have no doubt a future star.” Kiri Pritchard-McLean

‘Naturally funny, really works a crowd.’ Alex Boardman

He has a very engaging personality, and a back – story that should keep in routines for years to come.’ Chortle


All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

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