After a four month break the kings of Phuket comedy return with a truly international show with the three gifted funny men coming from Ireland, New Zealand, and England. Englishman Gorden Southern, Irishman Ian Coppinger, and Kiwi Andre King all currently ply their comedy trade on the UK Comedy Circuit - said to be the best in the world - but are taking some time out to come and give the good people of Phuket a good chuckle. It is sure to be another top night of comedy so get that date in your diary, Wednesday 19th October 2011.
With 16 years of comedy experience under his belt Gordon Southern is one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK and international circuit. Gordon regularly plays to sell out audiences at the most prestigious clubs in the country including Comedy Store and Jongleurs. His upbeat and energetic delivery combined with his fantastically funny observational comedy and quick witted improvisation has secured his place as an audience favourite. An award winning writer with critical acclaim for numerous projects that he has worked on, Southern has written for some of the most memorable comedy shows of the last decade. Gordon is a regular headlining comedian on UK and International circuit. He spends at least 2 months every year performing in Australia. A highly regarded international act, he’s worked in many exotic and challenging places, including Afghanistan, The Arabian Desert, Falkland Islands, Kosovo and Liverpool.
“Razor sharp wit and cavernous imagination” - London Evening Standard
“Hugely talented… Very funny” - London Time Out “Top notch material…All quality stuff, making Southern well worth going out of your way to catch.” - Chortle.co.uk
One of Ireland’s busiest comedians, Ian Coppinger has performed to packed houses on four continents, including yearly appearances at the Kilkenny "Cat Laughs" comedy festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Adelaide Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Ian has improvised with the popular Second City from Chicago, Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Comedy Store Players and Theatresports. He also shares two hit radio shows on RTE with The Comedy Improv Radio Show.
"a very funny man...the next irish comedian to make it on the international circuit" - Rich Hall, comedian
"a sophisticated Billy Connolly" - The Irish Times
"pound for pound the funniest human being to have existed anywhere ever" - Hot Press Magazine
Some people say he has ‘funny bones…’ while others have said ‘it’s in the blood…’ whatever the truth may be Andre King is a third generation entertainer and for the last decade he has been systematically stamping his mark on the NZ comedy circuit. He presents a heady mix of razor sharp improvisation combined with layered well-crafted humour which never fails to generate solid laughs, but this is simply a ruse. A vocal method of audience endearment, his true gift lies in his charming affable persona. The cheeky grin and dexterous insights have been known to change an audience of working professionals into a room of giggling school girls.
Breaking convention is one of Andre’s hallmarks, he’s one of the few colonial comics who have made the journey and been engaged immediately in headline spots at a number of satellite shows and established comedy clubs around England. A remarkable feat considering the sheer number of acts to choose from, many of whom are already well established ‘named’ acts in their own right.
“King’s comedy sparks & tickles with an enigmatic cheek…” - Nic Smythe, Theatreview
“King was hilarious! Had the audience in the palm of his hand…” - Kelly Badman, South Waikato Times
“King’s zipping lines were gems no European would even contemplate trying!” - Denis Edwards, NZ Herald
Details of the next show will be here once the comedians have been confirmed.