Goosfest Buzz Comedy Night
Goosfest Buzz Comedy Night is a staple in the festival schedule – always a sell-out and much-loved. This year’s line-up promises a special night of laughter – all with the flair of the West Midlands!
Our compere is Ryan Gough, a stand-up comedian who hails from the dodgy ‘drive-by-shooting’ area of Birmingham.
Far from being eye candy, he is 6 foot 5 inches tall with a shaved head and is usually cast in thuggish roles. Indeed, he will not be presenting any kids programmes or auditioning for any boy bands in the near future.
As well as being a stand-up comedian who has performed in every comedy club from Inverness to Plymouth – he has appeared on TV in ‘Dalziel and Pascoe’, Brum’, and ‘Teachers’.
He has recently filmed a series of TV adverts in India for an Asian Cable TV Channel where he painted himself yellow, glued a huge handlebar moustache onto his face, wore a skin- tight leotard and played the part of a wrestler by chasing a young lady round a kitchen Benny Hill style whilst advertising Chapatti Flour!
Our opening act is Midlands comic Carl Jones, who first hit the circuit in 2011 after winning the Nottingham Comedy Festival Best Newcomer in his first handful of gigs. Since then, he’s gone on to reach the BBC New Comedy Award heats, the latter stages of numerous national new act competitions and gig at some of the top comedy clubs across the UK.
Away from the stage, Carl is a regular contributor to BBC Radio’s comedy output and his writing can regularly be heard on ‘Newsjack’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and, most recently, as additional writer on national institution ‘The News Quiz’ on BBC Radio 4.
With a growing reputation as a storytelling comedian and MC who can play a variety of rooms, he performs regularly in a wide range of comedy clubs of all sizes across the UK.
Lindsay Santoro then brings some Brummie fun to the evening, recounting tales of her misadventures in life, all in her trademark down-to-earth, side-splitting style.
She made the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2016 and describes her style as a mix of the down-to-earth and the madcap. In 2019 she is now headlining gigs and has been signed by a top comedy agency.
“One of the most naturally hysterical and gifted comedians in recent memory” – Joe Lycett.
And our Headliner is Andy White, another Brummie, who escaped from a call centre to become a stand-up comic. He combines silly voices and a mad afro to devastating comic effect. Andy’s humour embraces impressions, funny faces, observational humour, topical humour, and his mixed-race background. He can do material that’s clever, cheeky, or just plain daft, and his performance can shift from deadpan to loud and physical. Andy has played to a wide variety of audiences, adults and children, both at home and abroad, in comedy clubs, theatres, universities, Radio and TV shows, and at corporate entertainment events. His achievements include winning ‘The Weakest Link’ Comedians’ Special on BBC, and he was described as ‘oozing talent’ by ‘What’s On ‘ magazine.