Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club Feb 10th Comedy Night
10 February @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Steve Day describes himself as Britains only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard.
In March 2012 Steve was chosen out of 2000 applicants to be taken on by The BBC as a trainee presenter specialising in sport and comedy shows, part of The corporations Presentable search for new talent.
In 2011 Steve returned to The Edinburgh fringe with Run, Deaf Boy, Run. A show about attempting to run The London Marathon. ‘A hugely entertaining, cheerfully uplifting treat of a show’ said Chortle.com, and The Scotman called it joyful, heart-warming, and funny. Both gave him four stars.
It wasn’t a fluke. Chortle.co.uk gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy’s Island Discs, a show The Sunday Times called ‘Funny and Moving’. This show toured the UK in 2008, Steve’s third national tour of the uk, and has been performed in several countries in Europe and translated into Italian. No-one knows why.
A familiar voice on Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman’s Hour, has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy, whom he punched dramatically, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin, both of whom he was prevented from punching.
A disabled performer, Steve is more concerned with success in the mainstream comedy circuit, but is happy to ‘deaf it up’ as necessary if the money is ok and there are sandwiches.
“revelatory and very funny” – The Guardian
“wonderful” – Bath Chronicle
“warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking” – The Scotsman
“the best comedy often comes from real-life observations, something that Day had down to a T” – Brighton Argus
“a very different kind of comedy … something which Day seems particularly proud of, and so he should be” – Three Weeks
“a hilarious, hard-of-hearing, heavenly host” – Time Out Comic’s Choice
“has a self-effacing charm which endears him to audiences” – Chortle
Private and Corporate Work
Home Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London School of Economics, EDS, Redhill Analysts, Thompson Holidays, Barclays Bank, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, all major political party conferences, various Primary Care Trusts, numerous Disability and Equality events.
TV, Radio and Writing Work
‘Quiet London’ – writer.
TimeOut London, 27th June 2006.
‘One in Seven’ – writer.
RNID, regular column since June 2005.
‘Abnormally Funny People’ – performer.
Sky TV, January 2006. Outline Productions.
‘The Sound Barrier’ – performer (lead role).
BBC Radio 4, Autumn 2005. Producer Sally Avens.
‘You and Yours’ – regular contributor.
BBC Radio 4, various pieces since June 2005.
‘No Triumph, No Tragedy’ – subject of 30-minute feature.
BBC Radio 4, February 2005.
‘All Fingers And Thumbs’ – performer.
BBC Radio 4, December 2004. Above The Title Productions.
‘Raspberry Ripple’ (Pilot) – performer/writer.
BBC Three, Spring 2004. Outline Productions.
‘Natural Born Talent’ – performer. Channel 4, 2003.
Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015
Lastminute Comedy / Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015
As well as many gigs around the UK, He has also been working as a rehearsal guest on BBC TV’s Mock the Week.
Since starting out on the comedy circuit Philip has achieved the following:
Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015
WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy/Kill for a Seat Comedian of the Year 2015
WINNER of the Lastminute Comedy Vic’s Comedian of the Year 2015
Finalist in the Comedy Knights’ Fresh Comedian of the Year 2014
Semi-Finalist in the Montreux Comedy Festival Competition 2014
Winner of the Comedy Cafe New Act Night – April 2012
Finalist in the Golden Jester New Act Competition 2012
Winner of the Comedy Cafe New Act Night – October 2011
Amused Moose 2017 – Finalist
BBC New Comedy Award 2017 – Nominee
Part of The Soho Theatre Young Company
Combining his confident on stage presence, dark humour, surreal material and one-of-a-kind customised keyboard, Huge has quickly risen to become one the most promising unique new acts in the UK.
Having only tried stand up for the first time in late 2014 during his final year of University, within his first year of comedy he had supported such acts such as Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar. Huge is also a member of the Soho Young Company comedy lab, performing regular sold out showcases at the Soho Theatre. He now plays at some of the biggest clubs all over the UK, such as Komedia Brighton, The Boat Show, Up the Creek, Manford’s Comedy Club and The Frog & Bucket.
After co-writing and co-performing his musical Bendiana Jones and The Temple of Huge at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Huge is now currently working towards his debut solo hour.
‘Jet black, funny and unsettling’
‘Clearly an act that will be going places’
MC: Jim Grant
Jim is a solid act and experienced mc.
Jim has played clubs, corporates and festivals, all over the U.K,
Jersey, Canada and the U.S. He is available for live work, corporates,
TV, radio and voice-overs and also drives. His act can also be “clean”
if required. His likeable style has made him very bookable and has
earned him many compering residencies.
Jim mcs and does sets for Jongleurs, covent garden, comedy cafe, kings
head, many others and supported American comic Lee Camp on the UK leg
of his tour.
Has his own live show 4pm every wednesday on Radio Lewes, ” Beyond The News”
Guest Presenter for Sky Television 2008
“Stand Up Britain ITV” 2002
“Personality Driven” Audi Channel
“Daily Telegraph award regional finals” 2001 Paramount/comedy central
“Talksport Radio” June 2010
“Xpress FM” November 2010
“BBC Radio Sussex Breakfast Show” November 2010
“A very witty and knowledgeable presenter” Sky TV Feb 2008
“Funny and popular comedian” Ian Collins Talksport Radio June 2010
“Very, very funny headliner” BBC Radio, Carrie Cooper, June 2007
“Jim Grant walked on stage as he told joke after hilarious joke, and
responded to talkers in the audience” SQ MAGAZINE 2011
“A long applause for his set.” – Royal Stratford Theatre August 2004
“Jim certainly has enormous presence, combined with a razor wit, means
he’s perfect for compering” – East Magazine Feb 2003
“Very funny and a highly competent MC” – Source Magazine Feb 2004
“A born communicator” – East Magazine March 2005
” Great Set” Tim Vine June 2009
“Really enjoyed his set” Alistair McGowen June 2009
“Lovely stage manner” Alan Davies. October 2011
Guilfest (20 set)
Winchester festival (MC)
Cheltenham festival (MC)
Brighton Fringe opening night (MC)
Endorse it festival (MC)
Comedy in Eastbourne
Comedy Clubs in Sussex
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