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Fat Penguin Presents: Steve Shanyaski, Jack Gleadow & Celya AB FREE
8PM WEDS 20TH NOVEMBER
FREE ENTRY! (RECOMMENDED DONATION £5)
Headline set from circuit legend STEVE SHANYASKI!!
Bored of his day job, Stockport’s Steve Shanyaski had an epiphany, walked out the door and straight onto the comedy stage. He hasn’t lookedsteve shanyaski back since. Endlessly charming, Steve’s inherent warmth and cheeky, roguish twinkle shines through his material, elevating him to quite another level as a performer.
Combining surreal observations with wildly tangential imaginings, Shanyaski’s off kilter set pieces have audiences fully immersed in ‘Stevie World’ as he leads them, Pied Piper-like down the charming avenues of his inner mind. His whirlwind performances and thrilling routines have constantly proven a hit with even the quietest crowds… The key to his act being his energy and silliness. Steve is a ‘go to’ headline act for all the major comedy bookers including The Stand clubs in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, The highly regarded chain of Glee Clubs and Manchester’s Frog and Bucket.
Shanyaski has a strong track record at the Edinburgh Fringe after his 2009 debut with ‘Reality Check’. Shanyaski returned in 2011 with his 4 star-reviewed show ‘Steve Shanyaski’s Life Survival Bible’ which proved to be a popular choice amongst the late night festival goers and critics. Audiences left happy and glowing after an hour of his high energy quirkiness and slick confident routines. This was an opinion shared by critics, who repeatedly awarded him with 4 stars and gushing compliments.
Steve has performed to audiences as diverse as bikers festivals and the Royal Variety Performance and his TV appearances include Comedy Store presents… and Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks.
“One of my favourite comedians” Jason Manford “A star in the making” City Life
“Shanyaski will take those moments you don’t fully appreciate….and will transfer them into chortle-worthy gems.” Broadway Baby
Opening set from JACK GLEADOW!!
WINNER - 2018 Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year
and Chortle’s 2019 Best Newcomer nominee
Award-winning, stand-up comedian and Hull local, Jack Gleadow, is one of the most unique performers on the UK comedy circuit today. He takes his inspiration from the golden era of variety; Jack is the One-Man Variety Show with the use of sounds, stories, jokes and a scooter!
In the words of Leicester Comedy Festival, after winning the prestigious 2018 Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year award, "Jack bowled over the judges with his quirky set; a delightful blend of audience participation, wordplay and physical comedy."
Jack is also the winner of 2017’s Amused Moose National New Comic, and more recently nominated for Chortle’s Best Newcomer and Leicester Comedy Festivals’ Best New Show, both in 2019. He recently recorded an episode of Amazon's Audible Presents.
Jack is in huge demand on the live comedy scene. All well as performing across the top UK comedy clubs, Jack has been featured on the comedy stages at various festivals such as Latitude and Glastonbury and has also provided tour support for Lloyd Griffiths. He is now preparing to mark his debut solo show, Mr Saturday Night, at the Edinburgh Fringe. This is after performing as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, now in it’s 14th year!
Having also just graduated from Salford with a First in a BA in Radio & Television, Jack has a keen interest in presenting. Even at such a young age, Jack has extensive experience working in a professional studio environment. He has fronted commercial and promotional videos for various several indie production companies and festivals as well as hosting live events such as comedy gala shows, alongside the likes of Reginald D Hunter, Joe Lycett, Russell Kane, Sean Walsh and Miles Jupp. He's also performed for Harry Hill.
“Never a dull second” ★★★★★ Voice Mag
“A natural born performer with great stage presence who knows how to entertain” ★★★★ I talk telly
“Has you laughing at every angle” ★★★★ Fresh Fringe
“All-round entertainment which encompasses a full assortment of skills…has a very bright future in entertainment ahead of him” ★★★★ One4Review
"An absolute natural" Chortle
"Star Potential - The Sky's the limit" Beyond The Joke, Bruce Dessau
Plus Birmingham Breaking Talent Winner... CEYLA AB in the middle!!
Hosted by JAY HANDLEY!!