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Greg Cook’s deadpan style and mastery of the spoken word led John Plowman, head of BBC Comedy to describe him as ‘Les Dawson for the 21st century’.
He abandoned a law degree after 2 years to devote more time to writing and performing comedy. ‘Law and comedy are essentially the same gig,’ says Greg, ‘telling lies for money. But this way I don’t have to wear a tie.’
"..showing plenty of signs of future stardom..a heady mix of surreal brainstorms, painful puns and, a real novelty - straightforward pub-style gags that he penned himself..a hugely prolific writer..always delivers something new..often every element of his routine.. his silly logic and deliberately baffling theses won him many fans, and rightly so."
Chortle Review of Leicester Mercury Final 2003
"Greg Cook was a dead-cert from the moment he opened his mouth - his scary appearance shielding a delightful deadpan comedy routine which saw much of the audience falling off their chairs. Relentless gags, brilliant delivery. A worthy finalist."
Manchester Evening News Review of Citylife Heat