Star of BBC 2’s hit new show ‘ The Mash Report’. Steve is an experienced comedian at home in any slot on the bill, with a warm and upbeat act that soon connects with any audience. His material ranges from an observational look at life to up to date topical comedy or shows solely based on the interaction with the crowd. As a stand-up Steve has performed all across the UK in clubs including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe and Up The Creek, as well as performing at comedy festivals in Edinburgh, Brighton and Leicester with versions of his solo topical comedy show that dissects the news and how we use it. Steve can also often be heard as a news commentator and satirist TV and radio, including LBC and BBC London and has hosted his own shows for the BBC.
“Allen hits the mark, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look.” Three Weeks
“What was evident here, is the performer is quality, his mockery, and the excellent use of accents combined with clever voice-over interaction; is a performer with masses of talent.” – Fringe Review
Jarlath Regan is an Irish comedian, writer, illustrator creator and host of the Irishman Abroad podcast. Since the age of 24 he has made his living performing standup across Ireland, the UK and the rest of the world including the Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago, Melbourne, New Zealand and Dubai Comedy Festivals. In 2013 he moved to London to perform standup. 6 months later he created the award winning Irishman Abroad podcast series. The collection of in-depth, long-form interviews with will known Irish emigrants and people of Irish heritage has earned rave reviews from The Guardian, Telegraph and Irish Times, and has featured Hozier, Sharon Horgan, Brian O’Driscoll, Chris O’Dowd, Sir Terry Wogan, Glen Hansard, Aidan Gillen, Sonia O’Sullivan, Boy George, Dylan Moran, Lisa Hannigan, Graham Linehan and many many more. It is listened to by more than one million people worldwide. Jarlath has staged live episodes of the podcast at the Dublin Film Festival, Dublin Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Cork International Film Festival, Body & Soul Festival, London Irish Comedy Festival as well as a residency at the Museum Of Comedy in London.
“Could turn out to be the biggest thing since Ricky Gervais picked up a laptop” The Telegraph
“Quite frankly, every single young person reading this should go download this podcast and listen to it every week for the rest of time.” – The Guardian