Comedy Night

Shazia Mirza, Otiz Cannelloni, Mike Gunn & Mark Maier : award-winning comedians

Featuring Shazia Mirza, Otiz Cannelloni, Mike Gunn, Mark Maier

Put down your books, grab a beer and join us for our first ever Saturday Comedy Night with four award-winning comedians in our festival main stage! In this fantastic line up, Shazia Mirza, Otiz Cannelloni and Mike Gunn will bring their distinctive performances with Mark Maier as MC.

90 minutes, including 15 minute interval

Shazia Mirza

Described by the Evening Standard as “A fearless comedian… thoughtful and thought-provoking… funny and illuminating”, Shazia Mirza is an award winning British stand up comedian and writer. 

Her TV appearances include; QI, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Hit List, House of Games, Top Gear, The One Show and Have I Got News for You. Radio includes The Graham Norton Show, My Teenage Diary, Elephant In The Room, ‘Loose Ends, The Infinite Monkey Cage and The Museum of Curiosity

Shazia’s new show ‘Coconut‘ was recently nominated for ‘Best Stand Up Tour’ in Channel 4’s National Comedy Awards.

Otiz Cannelloni

Otiz Cannelloni combines the illusion of magic and the wit of stand up to produce a hybrid comic creation. With a mind more suited to testing crash helmets, his performance fluctuates between sheer genius and downright stupidity. Just when you suspect he doesn’t have a clue, Cannelloni removes all doubt.

When this man is on stage the dressing room empties, as the rest of the comics rush to watch and learn from his mistakes. It’s taken years of practice to make something so simple look so difficult. 

Despite various television appearances – The Stand Up Show, Stuff The White Rabbit  – producers are prepared to forgive and forget, mostly forget. Still, there’s always the alloment – if it stops raining!

Voted most popular act to appear at Ludgershall’s Comedy Club ever.

Mike Gunn

Early in his career Mike was supporting the likes of Jo Brand and Alan Davies and recently supported Lee Mack on his huge UK tour. He now headlines at all the top comedy venues in the UK and is rapidly reaching cult status on the circuit. He has performed internationally, taking his talent to Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia and to Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he completed a five-week sell-out season.

Television appearances include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Celebrity Deal or no Deal, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Al Murray’s sitcom Time Gentlemen Please, Soccer AM, The Comedy Store, Live At Jongleurs, and The Gas. He is a regular on the Sky Poker channel and has also been a contributor for The Guardian. He has written for Time Out, The List, The 11 O’clock Show and Match of The Day Magazine. even though he hates football.

Mark Maier

Talented award-winning writer and stand-up, Mark Maier, is an established and highly sought after performer on both the national and international comedy circuits. He has worked the comedy clubs of Germany, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, The Bahamas, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Mark has also appeared in Harry Hill The Movie and in various cameo roles in the series Harry Hill’s TEA-TIME

Amongst his many credits, Mark has taught and performed improvisation with Catherine Tate in London and has had a string of successful radio series, in which he was both writer and performer.