June – Farcical Comedy Club at The Left Bank Village

2nd June 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Speakeasy
Bridge St
Hereford HR4 9DG
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Rhys James is a comedian who began performing in 2009 in student competitions such as Comedy Central’s Funniest Student in 2010, and Chortle’s Student Comedy Award. He made his Edinburgh debut as a performer for The Pleasance Comedy Reserve in 2010, and again in 2012 as a performer in AAA- Stand Up.

Here’s some of the stuff you may recognise him from:

Mock The Week (BBC2)
Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central)
Rhys James is… (BBC Radio 4)
Rhys James: Soho Theatre Live (Comedy Central)
@elevenish (ITV2)
Virtually Famous (E4)
Sweat The Small Stuff (BBC3)
Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular (BBC3)
The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central)
Don’t Make Me Laugh (BBC Radio 4)
Fresh From The Fringe (BBC Radio 4)
Bring The Noise: The Green Room (Sky)
Football Tonight (BT Sport)
Soccer AM (Sky)
Football’s Funniest Moments (Sky 1)
Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central)

Opening Act

Mark Smith has been performing stand-up since 2008 (initally going by the stage name Winston Smith), making the final of So You Think You’re Funny the following year. In 2012 he was a member of the Comedy Zone at the Edinburgh Fringe, making his solo debut 12 months later.

He has been a presenter on MTV2 and written and performed for Dick and Dom’s Funny Business on BBC Two, as well as being a warm-up for studio audience.

TV Credits

Stand up on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3), presenting The Everything But Football Football Show for Manchester United and Chevrolet (online), writing and appearing as a regular in Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment (BBC3) and presenting for Gonzo (MTV2) and People are Awesome (YouTube channel). I’ve also just finished three episodes of my new web series Mark Smith vs the People which is probably the best thing I’ve ever done.


★★★★ ‘Twice as funny as your average stand up’ – The Mirror

★★★★ ‘Incredibly endearing…instinctive talent’ – Three Weeks

★★★★★ ‘Catch him now before he drives home’ – Fringe Explosion

One to Watch – The Independent

‘Gleeful wordplay…obvious talent…a keen eye for untapped sources of funny’ – Chortle

‘Consistently sharp’ – The List


Middle Act

Calum Stewart is a self deprecating deadpan teen comic currently performing mainly on the South Wales and South West of England comedy scene. His unique charm of social awkwardness has taken him from Tuesday night open mic nights in Cardiff to middle fifteen minute spots on Saturday night bills in the comedy clubs of Stockholm. Calum uses his diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome in a positive way and tries to raise awareness of the condition within his stand up. He’s best suited to 10 – 15 minute sets and is also a regular MC on the circuit as well who can also perform in Welsh.

Gigged for:
Comedy Sheep (Paid 10)
Bristol Underground Comedy (Ten)
Laughing Leek Comedy (Ten)
Stand Up For Comedy (Paid MC)
Clwb Comedy (MC)
Cosmic Comedy, Berlin
Freshly Squeezed Comedy
Comedy Cow (Pontyclun open spot)
Clowns Pocket Comedy Club, Neath

Calum has performed at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe festival and was a semi finalist in the 2016 Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award competition. He’s also supported Joe Lycett, Scott Capurro, John Gordillo, Ellie Taylor and Stuart Goldsmith on professional bills.

“An exciting new comic who already possesses an armoury of killer jokes. His is a name to remember” Joe Lycett

“Refreshingly honest and charming with perfect comic timing. A national treasure in the making” aScott Capurro

“A very promising deadpan youngster” South Wales Evening Post

“A great writer with an unique outlook. This guy is the one to watch” Bristol Underground Comedy


Your MC for the evening will be the FABULOUS James Ryan


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