Five-star comedian heads for The Laughter Lounge stage, Uckfield
Three comedians taking to the stage at The Laughter Lounge in Uckfield on the first Wednesday in June are Steve Day, Rosie Wilby and Jim Holland.
The headline act Steve is known as being warm, witty and engaging while making the most of being a deaf man in a hearing world.
In March this year he 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 corporation’s Presentable search for new talent.
In 2011 Steve, pictured right, appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe with Run, Deaf Boy, run, a show about attempting to run the London Marathon. This was described by Chortle.com as ‘A hugely entertaining, cheerfully uplifting treat of a show’. The Scotsman called it ‘joyful, heart-warming and funny’. Both gave him four stars.
Chortle.co.uk gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy’s Island Discs, a show The Sunday Times called funny and moving. It toured the UK in 2008 and has been performed in several countries in Europe.
Steve is a familiar voice on Radio 4, has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman's Hour and has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin.
Joining Steve at The Laughter Lounge at Uckfield Picture House will be Rosie Wilby, pictured right, who has appeared at Sydney’s Mardi Gras, The Comedy Store, Latitude Festival and on Radio 4. She is also a musician, writer and broadcaster.
Also appearing is Jim Holland an exciting new comedian who is described as a ‘dashing curmudgeon’, intelligent and thoughtful, upbeat and full of great ideas but frequently left bitter and frustrated by the everyday world where he doesn’t quite fit in. He is known for his affable conversational style and good solid jokes.
To book your seats at The Laughter Lounge on Wednesday, June 6, please visit The Picture House website. The bar and doors open from 6pm and the performance begins at 7.30pm.
(Added to site Friday, May 18th, 2012)