Dr Xand Van Tulleken

Xand van Tulleken has a diploma in Tropical Medicine, a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He is a registered Doctor with the General Medical Council of the UK (without a licence to practice). Xand is a contributing editor to the first edition of the Oxford Handbook of Humanitarian Medicine and has worked for Doctors of the World, Merlin and the World Health Organization in humanitarian crises around the world.

Xand has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4 including: Operation Ouch, Blow Your Mind, Horizon, Secret Life of Twins, and Medicine Men Gone Wild. 

He has also contributed medical analysis on CNN, BBC 1 and 2, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America, Channel 4, MSNBC, and Fox 5 New York among others.

He moved in with the White family for a weekend in Doctor in Your House, which was on Channel 4 UK on 17 November 2015.

He is currently looking into the range of weight-loss diets out there on Channel 4 in How to Lose Weight Well which is possibly even less dignified than anything he did on Operation Ouch involving, as it does, one green coffee enema and one bout of incontinence.

Also, one time Jon Stewart referred to him as Dr. Affleck on The Daily Show. And then he said catching Ebola off him would be “worth it.”

He is a superb corporate host and after dinner speaker, providing a tailored personalised speech to suit the client.

Eamonn Holmes

 

Simon Callow

Simon’s first role in the theatre was working for Sir Laurence Olivier ” in the box office of the National Theatre. This offer of work came by return of post following a fan letter to Olivier. It was while watching actors rehearse that Simon realised that acting was something he wanted to do.

His films include the Merchant Ivory production A Room with a View (1985) playing the part of the Reverend Beebe.  He memorably played Gareth in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and the dour Master of the Revels in Shakespeare in Love (1998).

On television he starred in several series of the Channel 4 sitcom Chance in a Million, as the eccentric Tom Chance, and appeared with Saeed Jaffrey in 1994 British television series Little Napoleons.  In 2004, Simon appeared in a Comic Relief episode of Little Britain.
An acclaimed author, he has written biographies of Charles Laughton, Orson Welles and agent Peggy Ramsay.
In 1988, Simon directed the West End premiere of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine, starring Pauline Collins. In 1992, he directed the play Shades by Sharman MacDonald and the musical My Fair Lady. These were followed by a stage version of the classic French film Les Enfants du Paradis for the RSC in 1995.
His prolific stage career has included many other memorable performances (e.g., the solo play, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, 2000), in both actor and director roles.
He has become renowned for a series of one-man shows, which have toured the UK and internationally. These include The Importance of Being Oscar, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, There Reigns Love, a performance of Shakespeare’s sonnets, Dr Marigold & Mr Chops by Charles Dickens, Being Shakespeare by Jonathan Bate, The Man Jesus by Matthew Hurt, and Inside Wagner’s Head.
He was made a CBE in 1999.
Simon is a most entertaining after dinner speaker.

Celebrity Comedian

You may be after a household name or a comedian you just happened to watch at a previous event and don’t quite remember the name.

Either way, we can help find the person you are after and with fees from £300 upwards, it should be the comedian you want is within range.

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Andy Ashworth

Andy has worked in the event business for 30 years; including 11 with the BBC in the North predominantly as BBC Radio Lancashire’s sport presenter. He has fronted over 2000 events from business presentations, conferences, awards ceremonies, gala dinners, summer balls, international sporting events, competitions, sporting dinners and golf days.

Andy’s wealth of experience ensures he can adapt comfortably to every situation and under pressure takes a calm, flexible approach. He appreciates the attention to detail and protocol required, events run to time and itinerary, allowing clients to relax and entertain their guests.

A very composed and confident presenter, Andy is not a comedian, however he ensures every event is enhanced by its unique entertaining style. He holds audience attention, his professionalism and spontaneity guarantees the evening flows throughout. If you are fund raising look no further; recognised as on of the best auctioneers in the business. Go on exceed your expectations!

Sam Harland

Sam Harland’s unique,  observational humour, is drawn from his working class roots. He is able to engage his audience in a warm, quick-witted and friendly manner. Sam’s material is self-deprecating, ironic and honest, particularly in relation to his colourful past escapades.
 
He is the consummate professional and delivers constantly. His popularity among his audience and fellow comedians is well deserved.

Phil Wang

Phil Wang is one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up comedians and has appeared on shows including hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice (C4), Jack Dee’s Helpdesk (BBC2), is a regular correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde (DAVE) and appeared as a regular guest throughout series 7 of Taskmaster (DAVE). In 2018, Phil recorded a fifteen-minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of The Comedy Lineup, one of only two non-US acts in the series. He has also written and starred in two series of Daphne Sounds Expensive for Radio 4 with his Foster’s Newcomer Award nominated sketch trio, Daphne.

An internationally-acclaimed live act, Phil has written and performed four solo stand-up shows as well as international performances at festivals including Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. His latest critically-acclaimed live show, Kinabalu, sold out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and his subsequent national tour was extended through 2018 and included four weeks at London’s Soho Theatre.

Previous television appearances include The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and a regular role in the BBC3 sitcom Top Coppers. He has also appeared on Funniest Moments of 2014 (Channel 4), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), Three at the Fringe (BBC3) and on BBC Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth, Fresh From the Fringe and Best Behaviour, as well as the Comedy Live Lounge (BBC Radio 1). Previous awards include Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award and Comedy Central’s Funniest Student Award.

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.

Among the most-respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy, consistently performing to sell-out crowds across the country and around the world. Jimmy is currently taking his Best Of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits Tour around the world, following a UK tour that saw him perform the show to over 340,000 people.

His television credits include over 20 series as host of panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats (as well as 15 series of spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown), over 11 years as host of Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz Of The Year (and in 2016-2017 Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz Of Everything), Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central), Your Face Or Mine (Comedy Central) and three appearances on The Royal Variety Performance. He has also regularly appeared on shows such as QI and A League Of Their Own, was one of the stars of Channel 4’s 10 O’Clock Live and has been a guest on chat shows such as The Jonathan Ross ShowGraham Norton and Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

Jimmy has eight live DVD releases to his name: LiveStand UpComedianIn ConcertTelling JokesMaking People LaughBeing Funny and Laughing & Joking. He has sold over 1.2 million copies to date. In 2015 Jimmy signed a stand-up special deal with US streaming behemoth Netflix, the first UK comedian to do so; Funny Business was released in March 2016. 2019 saw the release of Jimmy’s second special on Netflix, The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits.

A household name in the UK, Jimmy is also a rising star in the US, where his profile continues to grow. Jimmy has performed two Comedy Central Specials, has performed stand-up on The Tonight Show six times (with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno) and has also appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien five times. He recently recorded his own Netflix panel show, entitled The Fix, with all episodes available to stream now.

Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair, has been a stand up comic for Donkeys’ years, she was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award and hasn’t stopped banging on about it ever since. She still gigs regularly and is on tour around the UK with her new showHow To be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane).

Some of you might recognize her from tv, small screen highlights include, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, the ‘Grumpy Old Women’ series, plus the ‘Grumpy Guides’, ‘Grumpy Holidays’ and ‘It’s Grim up North’. She also occasionally crops up on day time telly and gets very excited about doing things like This Morning and Loose Women.

Weirdly enough Eclair was actually trained as a straight actress and has done ’acting’ on ‘Holby City’ and ‘The Bill’. In early 2009 she cropped up playing women of forty plus, in Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1).

Jan Ravens

With her unique mix of hilarious mimicry and sharp satire, Jan Ravens is one of the UK’s most successful impressionists. She is a long running star of BBC’s Dead Ringers and was recently a panellist on ITV’s The Imitation Game, appearing on the 2018 Royal Variety Show.

Her Theresa May impression has achieved cult status, going viral on social media and with over 1 million views on YouTube.

She is a regular contributor across BBC Radio 4, on programmes such as Just A Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and also current affairs programmes such as Broadcasting House, The Week in Westminster and Today. Jan has acted in countless R4 dramas and comedies, most recently The Charles Paris Mysteries and Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal.

Alongside her work on screen and radio, she achieved rave reviews and broke box office records with her solo show Difficult Woman. She has just completed a sellout tour with Rory Bremner.