Heat 3 – Bedford

Thursday 10th May – 8pm

Gordon Arms
118 Castle Road
MK40 3QY


Luke Toulson


Luke regularly performs at the biggest and best comedy clubs in the country, he has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and written for comedians appearing on Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo.

“Toulson’s skill and speed of improvisation is hugely impressive. He has a natural talent for banter which is a step above the norm” Chortle

Liam Pickford


A previous Chortle Student Comedy Awards Runner Up Liam is best described as, well if Stewart Lee, Jack Dee and Morrissey ever had a child together then Liam is who they would call son. Liam started performing stand up in Manchester in June 2012. His unique style is a breath of fresh air to the circuit with Liam has crafted his own unique brand of stand up, mixing cleverly honed material and punchlines with excitingly unpredictable audience interaction.

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Stephanie Laing


A previous Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year finalist, Stephanie is best described as goofy and peculiar, Stephanie Laing’s comedy is partway between the needy oddness of Maria Bamford and the upbeat affability of Josie Long. Her material is a mix of silliness, filth and unusual observations, underpinned by a disarming honesty which makes her seem charmingly vulnerable. Stephanie is currently in Australia performing at the Melbourne, Perth & Adelaide comedy Festivals.

Amir Khoshokhan


‘Low key comedian’ TimeOut
‘One to Watch’ Independent

Tony Cowards


Tony is an award winning comedian and comedy writer. Described as ‘The best joke writer around’ by GQ magazine, he is a regular contributor to a number of radio shows, websites and publications. The quality and quantity of gags on his Twitter feed have earned him over 20,000 avid followers. As a stand-up he’s sought-after both on the circuit and as corporate act.

Danny Clives


Danny was part of the 2017 Pleasance Comedy Reserve, a finalist of the Bath Comedy Festival New Act 2017 and did tour support for Joe Lycett.

“Hilarious” – Lenny Henry
“Mastered using his quiet delivery to his advantage, drawing people in and making his punchlines hit even harder” – The Stand
“Danny Clives turns life’s struggles into understated brilliantly observed gags. Very funny” – Joe Lycett.

Peter Brush


A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has been tour support for Arthur Smith, Justin Moorhouse and Stephen K Amos.