Gary Colman

Geordie funny man Gary Colman is neither a small black midget nor the world's worst 'Diff'rent Strokes' tribute act but a critically acclaimed, fresh new stand-up comedian. In 2009 Gary was finalist in three national new comedy awards (Hackney Empire New Act of the Year , TV Comedy Forum 'Future of TV Comedy', and Jongleurs New Act of the Year), won a best 'comedy actor' nominee ("my MacBeth ... hilarious") and became a performed playwright.

In 2012 his first Edinburgh Show 'Still Rarely Rong' , a cute and heart-warming show about the disembowelling horror of family life, gained him 4 and 5 star reviews (see below for full reviews). He is currently previewing his 2013 follow-up show 'GRIND', another joyous, uplifting show about the crushing banality of life detailing his former career as reluctant hedonist and professional snowboarder. He returned to the Edinburgh Festival in August 2014 with his show "ChUNT* (*the verb to grumble)" which received great reviews.  

Gary is also an actor and in October 2014 Gary starring at The Chelsea Theatre, London, in Trevor Griffith's brilliant play "Comedians". 

 

Gig List:

Residencies
Gary is resident emcee at the well established monthly comedy night at The Fox Palmers Green and the monthly Edinburgh Preview shows at The Britannia Hackney.

He is also a regular performer (as both Emcee and act) at the infamous Fortnight Club; performing new material alongside performers such as Allan Carr, Jack Whitehall and Hal Cruttenden,

Closing Act
Gary is booked to close at many independent comedy clubs plus smaller chains such as Laughing Horse, Chortle Factory and Ship of Fools Leicestershire.

Opening Act
Gary is booked as an opening act at many clubs such as Hecklers, Spikey Mike's and Kings Head Crouch End (weekends).

Emcee
In addition to his residencies Gary has emceed Lee Hurst's Fym Fyg (Saturdays), Comedy Cafe (weekend), Headliners, Covent Garden Comedy Club and Kings Head Crouch End (Thursdays).

Spots
Gary is booked back for weekend open spot 10's at The Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Komedia.

 

If you would like to book Gary for an event or casting, please contact sarah@mirthcontrol.org.uk Tel:07854468092

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"A seasoned gag-smith with a sharp eye for the absurdities of family life". Bruce Dessau- Evening Standard.


"Highly inventive and very funny" (Frank Skinner).


"Completely unpredictable, mad and vivacious, think of Ross Noble but with much less hair... This show will have you in hysterics" 5 stars- Three Weeks Magazine


"Laugh out loud... not much in this hour misses the mark"- Copstick, The Scotsman.


"Gary Colman has an apparently slower and more deliberate approach, but this Geordie comic has a complete command of every second of his performance. Every seemingly wide-eyed comment on his life and family has a wickedly funny bite: and he knows exactly how to make use of Geordie stereotypes to wrong foot an audience. Great stuff." 4 stars Venue Magazine -Bath Comedy Festival.