Sat 14 Nov Award-Winning Variety Show
wonderful young newcomer ELLIOT DALLAS
The Oldest living comedian 88 year old comedy genius SOL BERNSTEIN When a legend reaches a certain point in their career, it’s time to ease up on doing legendary things and reflect on an exemplary life. Sol Bernstein has reached that point, and he invites us to listen to his tales of the high life with the biggest names in showbiz, musings on how the world has changed, and being just an ordinary Jew with world-beating wit, unbounded talent and death-defying chutzpah. Singer, dancer, comedian, magician, actor and musician Sol Bernstein was born in Ukraine. Having been rated Best Triangle Player by Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington in the 1950s, he went on to perform across the globe at venues such as The London Palladium, New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Scunthorpe Working Mens Club. But despite such a life, Sol has suffered unforgiveable injustice. Heard of Elvis Presley? No? How about The Beatles? Really? Ok then, surely Marcel Marceau? Good. Well, Sol Bernstein launched the careers of these greats and many more*, and what did he get for it? Nada. Nothing, not even a 'thank you'. But having escaped the Pogroms in Russia and the Nazis in Germany as a child, Bernstein is no stranger to pain and hardship – in all their forms – have made the man what he is. Such struggles – be they life-threatening or female nagging – give Sol Bernstein not only the inspiration to face each new day but the material for his limitless supply of comedy shtick. The resulting performances have given the man good reason to enjoy fame and build friendships with the likes of Burt Bacharach, James Brown and Harry Hill. He's still waiting for the fame. Sol Bernstein has got so much to say and being now in his 80s, so little time to say it. Catch this legend and genius while you still have the chance.
Sensationally funny Award-Winning CALLY BEATON … ABOUT …Cally is a natural storyteller full of intelligent, distinctive and punchline-rich material. Her act is arollercoaster ride of anecdotes, observations and stuff even your best mate wouldn’t admit to. She is listed in Chortle’s: 2017 Comedians To Watch and her Finalist credits include: Fresh Comedy Knights 2016, Max Turner Prize 2016, Bath Comedy Festival 2016 and Gotham Comedy New Talent New York 2015. Cally took her first show, Cat Call, to Edinburgh in 2016 with comedy partner Catherine Bohart, where it received a Malcolm Hardee Award. Her debut solo show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick, was a sell-out hit at Edinburgh in 2017, receiving 4**** reviews, national press coverage and picked as Best of Edinburgh Fringe by The Arts Desk. She has appeared several times on BBC Radio 4, including most recently on Museum of Comedy, and her first episode of QI on BBC2 is due for transmission in January 2018. She is a popular and seasoned speaker and MC on the corporate and after-dinner circuits. Cally relishes engaging with live audiences and turning gender stereotypes on their head. She is awesomely funny. And modest too. But don’t listen to all this, listen to these people (only one of whom is a blood relation): “Cally is a comedy queen – fiery, intelligent and totally original”Sara Pascoe, Comedian, Actor, Writer “Cally Beaton is an exciting and hilarious talent, definitely one to watch. Sometimes you just know when someone’s got it – and she’s got it”Time Out “Properly funny. A real find”Sandi Toksvig, comedian, writer, presenter “Funny, feisty, full-on and a must-see. Cally Beaton is superbly engaging and original”Peter Bennett-Jones, PBJ Management ★★★★“hits exactly the right balance of feminism and funny – very funny”John Christopher Wood, Bath Comedy Festival “Cally is one of the funniest new comics I’ve seen in the past five years. See her now before success or bitterness destroy her”Logan Murraycomedian, actor & author of Be A Great Stand Up “Cally Beaton has a very funny and original comedic voice”Andy Engel, Gotham Comedy Club, New York “Cally is a great comedian who puts the war in heart warming stories of modern life. Love her!”Charlotte AshtonCreative Director, Comic Relief “Cally is an incredibly funny comedian.Her comedy style is anecdotal and observational. Catch her live!”feelingthefear.tumblr.com “Not even a bit funny. She’s just embarrassing.”16 year old daughter
plus hilarious comedian HATTY PRESTON Hatty Preston is a London-born comedian, now back in the UK after 2 years in Chicago pursuing stand-up. Whilst in Chicago she was a regular at all major comedy venues: Laugh Factory, Zanies, Comedy Bar and Second City. At The Laugh Factory she was a semi-finalist in their ‘Verified Laughs’ competition and is a regular on their Saturday Night ’Chicago’s Best Stand-Up’ show. She has opened for major US comics such as Mike E Winfield (Zanies, Rosemont), Hunter Hill (Greenhouse Theatre, Chicago) and Eddie Ifft (Zanies Chicago). She has featured at The Virgil, Los Angeles, The Comedy Bar, Nashville as well as at festivals across the US in: Cleveland, Ohio; Iowa City, Iowa; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Raleigh, North Carolina. Hatty also headlined the 2018 3rd Annual International Lady Laughs Festival in Madison, Wisconsin with her set filmed for upcoming Glowstix Studios feature 'I Heart Funny Women’. As an actress, Hatty is best known for playing Princess Maribel in Lionsgate’s ‘The Royals’ on E! Entertainment and for originating the role of Minty in Jennifer Saunders’s ‘Viva Forever!’ in London’s West End.
popular host MC MARTIN BESSERMAN