5 Of The Finest From The Next Generation Of Corporate Comedians
The next generation of corporate comedians are upon us, serving up a range of witty observations, jokes and stories to leave audiences entertained. We take a look at five of the most exciting in the business right now:
TV viewers can't get enough of Tom Allen's hilarious brand of comedy. If critics are to be believed, Tom is heading for headliner status. No stranger to the television screen, Tom's hyperbolic style and razor-sharp wit have made him a favourite among TV audiences. He has become a fixture of prime-time television shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo. He has supported the likes of Josh Widdecombe, Romesh Ranganathan and Michael Mcintyre, and has performed his own tour, 'Indeed' around the world. Ed Fest Mag said Tom has: 'a wit as sharp as his fashion sense' and The Independent said 'It's great to see his light entertainment prowess being recognised'. Tom is finally getting the credit his act deserves on both stage and screen
Having spent years racking up writing credits for the biggest comedy shows in the UK, including Mitchell and Webb and Mrs Brown's Boys, former Junior Doctor, Adam Kay has established himself as a stand-up comedian in his own right. With six sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe and a nationwide sell-out tour - Adam is one of the most sought-after comics on stage and screen. In addition to appearing on the likes of Russell Howard Hour and 8 Out of 10 Cats, he is an award-winning non-fiction writer - having won the New Writer of the Year Award at the National Book Awards in 2017. His hilarious performances on stage cover hot topics such as the NHS and junior doctors, as well as more lighthearted themes.
This risqué stand-up comedian truly reinvents the wheel. Having appeared at The Edinburgh Fringe, Katherine Ryan soon became one of the most exciting breakthrough comics in the world. She has sold out comedy clubs in the UK, USA and her home nation of Canada, and has fronted the nation's most loved panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. It wasn't so long ago that she won the Nivea Funny Women award - and now she is one of the most famous female comedians in the world.
Acting and presenting appearances on Skins, Live In Chelsea, Impractical Jokers UK and Joel & Nish Vs the World brought Joel Dommett to the attention of television audiences. Next, Joel was a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! In 2016 where he won over the nation's hearts to finish runner-up. Since then Joel has featured as a panellist on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice and Through the Keyhole. Joel is one of the most engaging comedians on the corporate circuit and his hilarious performances leave guests rolling in the aisles.
Hugely popular as a corporate comedian, Matt Richardson has established a loyal following since featuring as a drive-time presenter of Virgin Radio UK and co-presenter of ITV2 spin-off show, The Xtra Factor. Since his emergence on television and radio, Matt has had significant success, not least with his presentation of Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live alongside Jamie East and Christine Lampard. He made his first appearance as a stand-up comedian back in 2009 as a teenager and was a finalist at the So You Think You're Funny and Chortle Student Comedian of the Year awards. Soon he was a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe and was embarking on national tours. This has led to the sky-high reputation he enjoys as a corporate entertainer today.