Friday, August 6, 2010


On today’s show, in order of appearance:

As well as being part of Slow Genius (see last Monday’s show) and sketch comedy group Token Yank, New York native and Cardiff resident Taylor has been performing stand up throughout the UK, in addition to writing for radio and the stage. Earlier this year, she recently won the Welsh Unsigned Stand-up Award at the Cardiff Comedy Festival, pocketing a grand and winning a slot supporting Rhod Gilbert at St. David's Hall, Cardiff. This year you’ll find her at Edinburgh for one show only, on the bill of one of three Funny Women showcases taking place at Assembly @ George Street on August 23rd (19.20) or 24th (noon and 17.20). Exact line-ups are still to be confirmed, so keep an eye on the Funny Women website for updates.

You are cordially invited to join Delete the Banjax for their third Edinburgh Fringe but their first in a major venue for a paying audience, which is entitled (rather unsurprisingly) Delete the Banjax…and You (Pleasance Attic, 17.45, Until Aug 30th, not 17th).

He’s modelled for Calvin Klein, which led to a regular job looking pretty on a regular basis in Hollyoaks, which in turn led to some proper acting work in Casualty and even shared a TV sofa with Cat Deeley for a few weeks (well, so would you if the offer came up). Now that’s all over, 38-year-old James – in no way suffering a mid-life crisis – has decided to give stand-up comedy a go. At the time he appeared with us last year, he’d only been at it a few months. Thankfully, the novelty hasn’t worn off because, as you’ll hear, he’s actually rather good at it. Right now, you can catch him in his full Edinburgh debut, The Monumental Joke Disco, along with Lou Sanders and Luke Benson (Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 15.30, from today until Aug 29th, not 16th).

Nick will this year be performing his debut Edinburgh solo show entitled Keep Hold of the Gold (Downstairs at the Tron, 15.40, Until Aug 29th, not 18th).

Jake continues to contribute to Sean Keaveney’s breakfast show on BBC 6 Music and is also currently producing promos for UKTV. Once he gets a moment to breathe, he has assured us he will return with some new podcasts for 404 Funny too. Until then, you can still catch the best bits from his previous two podcasts, The Jake Yapp Podcast and Jake Yapp’s Little Bits.

All acts recorded live at Sowerby & Luff’s All Stars at The White Horse, Canongate.

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