Gits & Shiggles comedy presents James Acaster, Barry Ferns, Eleanor Morton & Tim FitzHigham + a Mystery Guest
7.30PM - 10.30PM
The best emerging, established and alternative stand-up, sketch, musical, character and improv comedy from London and beyond.
James Acaster , Barry Ferns (MC) + a Mystery Guest
James Acaster began performing stand-up comedy in January 2008. In 2010 he supported Josie Long for the whole of her UK tour Be Honourable. In 2011 he supported Milton Jones for the whole of his UK tour The Lion Whisperer. James took his first full solo show Amongst Other Things to the Edinburgh festival in 2011, it went well. In 2012 he took his second solo show Prompt to the Edinburgh festival where it was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Foster's Comedy Awards. In 2013 he performed at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival
where his show was nominated for Best International Show.In 2013 he took his third solo show Lawnmower to the Edinburgh festival where it was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the
Foster's Comedy Awards.
James hasappeared onNevermind the Buzzcocks, Russell
Howards Good News (BBC Three), Dave's One Night Stand
(Dave), Live at the Comedy Store (Paramount) and Chris
Addison's Show and Tell (E4).
He has his own Radio 4 series James Acaster's Findings and
regularly features on The Josh Widdicombe Show on XFM.
Barry Ferns (MC)
Nominated for best compere at the Chortle Awards in 2014 for his work with the Angel Comedy Club in London, Barry Ferns first started as stand-up in 1995, aged 17. But then he quit stand-up to make Edinburgh Fringe sketch shows, including The Leisure Virus in 2000, Doreen the following year and This Sketch Show Belongs to Lionel Richie, which began in 2007 and became better known for its marketing ideas than its content – including Ferns legally changing his name to Lionel Richie. In August 2008, Ferns started stand-up again and in 2012 got to the final of the Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition.
Eleanor Morton is a Scottish stand-up, writer and actor who began performing comedy in 2010. She has also been a writer and performer with sketch-groups The Stockholm Syndrome and The Geek Comedy Night and a performer with the London comedy group Weirdos. Eleanor has appeared on BBC Scotland’s ‘Scots Squad’ and the BBC’s online ‘Room To Write’.
Gigs include supporting Josie Long in 2012 and Tony Law and Frankie Boyle in 2014. Recently she supported Stewart Francis on his Pun Gent tour.
Eleanor has written for The BBC programmes ‘What’s Funny About The Referendum?’ and SKETCHLAND. She has also been a panelist on Radio Scotland’s ‘Breaking The News’, and appeared on Radio4Extra.
MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD - Nominee 2012
MALCOLM HARDEE AWARD - Nominee 2011
SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER – 2007
CHORTLE AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN COMEDY X 2 – Nominee 2007
EDITORS AWARD WINNER - 2005
WORLD RECORD HOLDER – 2005 (rowing the English Channel in a bath)
WORLD RECORD HOLDER – 2003 (paddling paper boat 160 miles down Thames)
SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD WINNER - 2000
PERRIER AWARD BEST NEWCOMER – Nominee 1999