Comedians

Andy Rudge - The Award Winning Welsh Wizard of Comedy

Andy was described by The Stage newspaper as being one of the finest comedy entertainers in the U.K. today.

It's easy to see why Andy's diary is always full, people just keep rebooking him - time after time.

Andy is one of the most sought after comedians for the Cruise, After Dinner and Corporate Markets.

With refreshingly funny and topical material Andy has entertained on some of the finest cruise ships in the world.

One cruise director wrote "Some comedians have the audiences eating out the palm of their hand, Andy has taken them for a 5 course dinner!!"

Andy is proud of the fact that he has achieved some of the highest scores ever on cruise ships' Satisfaction Questionnaires.

A firm favourite on the after dinner circuit Andy gives them something different. Andy has recently appeared at dinners with Tommy Docherty, Alan Brazil, Steve Perryman, Tony Cottee, Norman Hunter, Mike Cowen, Norman Whiteside, Tommy Smith and many many more.Former England and Spurs Captain Steve Perryman said, "So funny... without a doubt the best we've had!"

Some of the companies Andy has worked for include SAGA Cruises, P&O, Fred. Olsen Cruises, Island Cruises, Thomson Holidays and Cruises, Airtours International Sun Cruises, First Choice Cruises, Warner’s Hotels, Grand Hotels, Rotary Clubs all over the UK, Round Table, Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury, numerous Rugby, Football, Cricket, Bowls, Tennis, Athletic, Rowing, Yacht and social clubs and many more .

Andy is an absolute professional and is held in high esteem by other comedians and agents alike.
Andy has many awards to his credit including:

The Welsh Inter-Clubs Federation Act of the Year
and the prestigious Whitbread Breweries Comedian of the Year.

 


Lloyd Davies - International Comedian

Lloyd Davies began his career in 1987 as one half of the very succsessful comedy duo Rosser and Davies winning the grand final of Opportunity Knocks at the  London Palladium.

After receiving the most votes ever cast for an act (93,0030) Lloyd has enjoyed a truly diverse and international career.

He has toured America three times and perfromed his one man stand up show in Portugal, Spain, Lanzarote, Malta, Cyprus, Thailand and Hong Kong!

He has also supported the late Gene Pitney on a UK national theatre tour receiving critical acclaim from the press.

He is in constant demand as an after dinner speaker and comedian and works extensively on the cruise ships.

His many television credits include The Michael Barrymore show , 3-2-1, Summertime Special , The Funny Side, It's wicked! , Going live and he has been a regular on Pebble mill and Daytime live for BBC1 performing topical songs which he writes himself.

He has also written material for and performed alongside Bob Monkhouse , Ken Dodd , Jasper Carrot , Russ Abbot , Les Dennis ,  and fellow Welsh comedian Owen money, with whom he has co-written a new comedy album which is played extensively on Radio in Wales today.

He has spoken at sporting and gentlemen's dinners with the likes of Ian Rush, Mike Ruddock, Duncan McKenzie, Norman Hunter, Micky Thomas, Steve Fenwick, Alan Martin, John Conte, David Mellor, Norman Whiteside, David Essex and Rick Wakeman - to name a few !!

Lloyd is original, topical, clever and, above all, unpredictable!


Stan Johns - Top International Comedian

Sharp-witted Stan is a native of Yorkshire where he perfected his skill as a stand-up comedian and quickly established himself as a crowd pleaser and a talented performer. Much or his material is fresh, clever and topical, even the established gags take on a new angle.

After touring the UK northern circuit for many years with his stand-up comedy act performing in various venues ranging from Ballrooms, Theatres, Variety clubs, British Military Bases abroad, Stan moved to South Wales to live and was inevitably voted Comedian of the year on no less than six occasions, as a result, he proved to be a very big draw in that part of the country.

Although Stan is one of UK’s most versatile comedians, he is also an accomplished after dinner speaker particularly at Sportsmen’s dinners, Golf, Football, Rugby clubs etc. and has worked with several top British Sporting Stars where he is renowned for his popularity making him an all-time favourite.

Stan has now become a much sought after comedian with the more discerning Cruise ships due to his clean, humorous and non-offensive material where his charming cheeky-chappie delivery is enjoyed by all the passengers.

He also has a wealth of film and television drama experience behind him where he has appeared alongside stars such as Phillip Madoc, Lee Remick, Dirk Bogart and has supported the likes of Roy Orbison, Frankie Vaughan and Gene Pitney in cabaret. He has also successfully appeared on the BBC Lloyd George series, Pobol-y-cym ( a long running Welsh speaking soap opera) and Treasure Island.

Stan now lives in Blackpool and is making a big name for himself in the North West of England. A vey witty and entertaining artist and is suitable for every type of function.


Syd Little - T.V. Star

Syd Little is an entertainer, once the straight man in the double act Little and Large, with Eddie Large.
Born in Blackpool, Syd grew up in Manchester.

After leaving Yew Tree Secondary Modern School, Wythenshawe, and working as an interior decorator, Syd started as a singer and guitarist in Manchester pubs before teaming up with Eddie Large. Their double act won Opportunity Knocks in ...1971 and this eventually led to a successful 20 year television career.

The duo's first television pilot was filmed in 1976, and this led to a regular series in 1977. The show was cancelled 14 years later, in 1991.
After the cancellation of The Little and Large Show, Syd took life a little easier, appearing occasionally on shows such as Shooting Stars, until 2005 when he took part in the reality television show Trust Me I'm A Holiday Rep. He also appeared in The Bob Monkhouse Show, Wogan and Comedy Map of Britain.

He can now also be seen in Summer shows across the UK, as well as guest appearances on Cruise Ships and in Panto every Christmas.


Brenda Collins - The UKs Top Female Comedy Entertainer

Brenda has always been involved in the world of entertaining, even from an early age.
 
Her big step into the industry came while she was working in a solicitor's office. One night, travelling home by bus, she was asked by a boy sat nearby if she would like to join a group. That man would later become her husband. She attended the practice sessions and enjoyed herself so much she took the group up on their offer and joined.
 
Krack of Dorn was born, and began touring the club scene.
 
"I remember our first gig" said Brenda, "I think our fee was £10!"
 
Not long after, they took a big risk and left their 'day jobs' behind in a bid to turn professional. They travelled the country, working in a club and then moving onto a nightclub, and were working every night.
 
While the money came in, the constant singing took it's toll on Brenda's voice and she was ordered to stop singing for two years because of damage caused to her larynx. Brenda and John then stumbled upon the idea of launching a mime act, and a show of 2 x 45minute sets were developed. Along with the change of style came a slight change of name - to Krack and Dorn.
 
John and Brenda have two sons, and always made a point of working at venues where they could be home for the boys getting up for school in the morning, and coming in from school in the evenings.
 
They began to work in clubs and army bases abroad, and it was there they met an act called Clive Webb (the mad magician). They became great friends and Clive asked Brenda to be his assistant while he appeared at the London Palladium.
 
Krack and Dorn made several television appearances, featuring in the first New Faces programme, Seaside Special, Game for a Laugh, and have worked with some of the big names of the day including Russ Abbott, Frank Carson, Chubby Brown, the late Bernard Manning and Bruce Forsyth.
 
But John was becoming tired of working in showbusiness, and he decided to get a 'real job'. From that point on, Brenda Collins was born.
 
Brenda said, "I enjoy every minute of working, and have just recently appeared on local television for ITV Tyne Tees in their series "That's Entertainment" and also "It's Funny Up North". I work in hotels, pubs, clubs, holiday parks - basically anywhere that's got a stage!"
 
Brenda is now also working as a headliner on board cruise liners and travelling all over the world.



Gerry Graham - Top International Comedian

Fast, funny, observant and witty, Gerry Graham has entertained audiences literally worldwide for nearly 35 years, and his ability to communicate and connect is as sharp now as it ever was. Squeaky, or cheeky, but never blue, Gerry combines the stand-up with a powerhouse vocal projection, and blistering guitar work where the occasion demands. He's entertained on cruise ships, in theatres, clubs, jungles, in aircraft hangars entertaining our troops, and is possibly the safest & most consistent comedy entertainer available, it's Good Clean British Fun at it's best .

 

 

 

 

 


Lee Carroll - Top International Comedian

Lee Carroll is without doubt a star performer, he has appeared at every major theatre in the UK including the London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall. As well as five star Hotels abroad including the Dubai Hilton and eight international tours entertaining HM forces in Belize, Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Germany and Bosnia. He also has Stage appearances with 100′s of International stars including Jim Davidson, Michael Barrymore, The Drifters, Brian Conley, The Barron Knights, Pat Boone, The Commodores, The Everly Brothers, Gene Pitney, The Three Degrees and many more.writing and performing Lee has been involved in comedy for nearly 25 years. He is a rarity in this modern age, A clean Comedian that is hysterically funny.

Lee’s many Musical theatre credits include ” That’s Showbiz “, ” Rock with Laughter “, ” Viva Las Vegas ” and ” Peter Pan “. He has recently finished work on a play he has written called ” New balls please ” which he hopes to tour in 2010 / 2011.

Since bursting onto our screens in 1992 on the revived ITV series ” The Comedians ” Lee has enjoyed a great deal of television exposure, With featured roles in the ” Two Ronnies “, ” Little and Large show ” and ” The Young Ones ” for BBC as well as ” Pebble Mill “. He also featured on ” The Bobby Davro show ” and was given his own 30 minute special ” Stand and Deliver Lee Carroll ” for SKY TV. He was quickly given his own gameshow for HTV ” Run with the Ball ” which ran for 20 weeks. Lee also presented the Weekend Breakfast Show on Bristol’s 107.3 STAR FM and more recently, In 2007 toured with The Freddie Starr Show.


Paul Dazeley - Top Comedy Entertainer

Paul has been involved in Music and Comedy for many years, starting in bands as a singer and guitarist in the early 70's, joined together with 2 other musicians in 1979 to form comedy band The Blackjacks touring the UK from Hexam to Hastings and successfully completing several summer seasons with different  companies as well as numerous venues all over the UK.

Paul branched out on his own in 1989 and has never looked back having established himself as a  comedy and musical act well versed in the variety style of entertainment , never one to stick to a particular style so very able to, as he says "cut the cloth to fit what ever audience is placed in front of me".


Having made a promising start in the Cruising world over the last few years and having complete several cruises with Creation Worldwide and Cruise and Maritime Voyages Paul says "its looking like another phase is opening up for me and giving me the chance to capture another generation of crowds that appreciate the mixture of vintage and the modern style of music and comedy with a lighter touch and very targeted to what the cruising audiences are happy to join in with ".


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Lenny Dee - Top Welsh Comedian

Lenny Dee, has over the last few years, established himself as one of the most sought after entertainers on the cabaret circuit today.  Based in South Wales, he has worked extensively on television and radio, as well as top venues both home and abroad.

He has appeared on many cruise ships and is a firm favourite as an after dinner speaker.

His recent trips abroad have included:
The Gulf Hotel chain in Bahrain,
Leading cabaret venues in the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, and Cyprus.
Lenny has appeared with many television personalities such as:
Mike Reid, Tom O'Connor, Eammon Holmes, and has in the past recorded a Television show back in the winter of 2006 for Sky TV at Jethros club in Devon.