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Barnstormers Comedy Big Sundae offers four acts this year

Yup, it’s that time of year. The time of year when we move over to the main house, and present a show featuring our usual array of outstanding acts, but this time with a little bit more of a profile in each of their respective cases. Not only that, we’ve added the recent winner of the Sussex Comedian of the Year to the bill. Wowsers – four acts. It’s going to be an absolute blast!
As ever, resident host Kevin Precious, will be on hand to oversee the proceedings. The featured acts are: the enlightening and entertaining Tanyalee Davis, ‘Joan Rivers meets a piledriver’ – The Scotsman (As seen on ‘Live at the Apollo’); the wry and acerbic Mike Gunn, ‘Mike Gunn will make you die laughing’ – The Guardian (As seen on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’); and uniquely different visual circuit legends The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue , ‘Joyous. Pretty irresistible’ – Chortle (London Palladium). As well as which, there’s the lovely bonus in the form of the recently crowned Sussex Comedian of the Year, Martin Durchov.

TANYALEE DAVIS: 3 foot 6 inch Canadian standup comedian, Tanyalee Davis, is headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout the UK, and the world with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy. In January 2011, Tanyalee performed her ONE WOMAN SHOW, 4 nights a week for 6 months, just off the Las Vegas strip.
Since arriving in the UK back in 2013, Tanyalee has stormed the UK comedy scene earning her appearances on prestigious comedy shows such as Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg & The John Bishop Show. Tanyalee also supported Frankie Boyle on his 2012 UK Tour

Not just content with being a comedian, Tanyalee has also appeared in multiple movies, including El Matador, For Da Love Of Money & Austin Powers 3: Goldmember. She is also part of Abnormally Funny People, an ensemble show, performing throughout the United Kingdom. In 2007 Tanyalee premiered her first one woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.

TV and Radio Credits: The Funny Thing About…. BBC Bitsize – 2018, This Morning – 2018, The One Show – 2018, As Heard on BBC 5live,As Heard on BBC Radio 2, The Blame Game – BBC N.Ireland 2017, Live at The Apollo – UK 2015, The John Bishop Show – UK 2015, CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival ‘Rest and Relaxation’ – Canada 2015, The Last Leg – Channel 4. – UK – 2013, Jongleurs Live – UK – 2012, I’m Spazticus -Channel 4 – UK 2011-12, Pit Boss – TLC – UK 2012, SuperHuman: Worlds Smallest People – Documentary UK 2008, Outsiders – Documentary – Sweden 2007, Seeing The Funny Side – documentary U.K. 2007, CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival ‘Best Medicine’ – Canada 2007, 50 Most Shocking Moments – Channel 5 – UK – 2006, Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour – Live at the House of Blues – USA – 2005, Abnormally Funny People – SkyTV – UK 2005, MTV ‘s BASH of Carson Daily – MTV – USA – 2003, Last Comic Standing – NBC – USA – 2003,Upfront 7- Australia – 2001

Festival credits include: Abnormally Funny People – Edinburgh fringe – Aug 2015; Actual Size – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (one week Aug 2015); Actual Size (Solo show) – Melbourne and Sydney Comedy festivals -2016; Actual Size – SoHo Theatre Feb 2015; Big Trouble in Little ‘Gina ( solo show) – Edinburgh fringe 2013; Tanyalee Davis: Little Comedian, Big Laughs – Las Vegas residency 2010-2011; Adam Hills: Comically Challenged – Ireland – 2011; Little People, Big World – TLC – USA – 2009; Little Do They Know ( solo show) – Edinburgh fringe 2007; Brace Tarts (with Liz Carr) – Edinburgh fringe – 1 week – 2006; Abnormally Funny People – Edinburgh fringe -2005; The US Comedy Invasion – Edinburgh Fringe- 2003; Miss Itchy Presents A Damn Midget – Melbourne Comedy festival 2001

‘A master of Physical Punctuation’ – Las Vegas Sun
‘Joan Rivers meets a Pile driver’ – The Scotsman
‘A captivating piece of comedy” – The Edinburgh Reporter
MIKE GUNN: Mike Gunn’s history is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. A misspent youth and a series of grim jobs cultivated his cynical outlook on life and a perverse desire led him to the world of stand-up. A self-confessed pessimist, Mike describes himself as ‘not a natural choice for a career in laughter’. He has a rare ability to walk close to the line of what audiences find acceptable and yet still remain likable and funny. His reputation for being a bit unfriendly, a touch dark and even morose is really not true. In real life he’s loving, warm and philanthropic. Just a bit misunderstood.
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.
Mike had the dubious honour of being the first comic to ever play in Kuantan, East Malaysia and has entertained the troops in the Falkland Islands. He has also taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival; The first of which saw him adopt the character of a funeral director in his show ‘Good Grief’ for which he received rave reviews. His follow up show at the festival was the provocative show: “Uncut”. A departure from straight stand-up, this took a comedic look at drug addiction and recovery. In 2012, Mike and his touring partner Sean Collins completed a 35 date sell out UK tour.
Television appearances include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Celebrity Deal or no Deal (CH 4), Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV), Al Murray’s sit-com ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ (Sky), Soccer AM (Sky 1), The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Live At Jongleurs (CH5), and The Gas (CH4). 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 (CH4) and Match of The Day Magazine. even though he hates football.
‘Piercingly funny…Fiendishly funny as dry as a dead mans bones’ – The List
‘Mike Gunn will make you die laughing’ – The Guardian
‘One of the 10 leading stand-ups in Britain’ – Independent on Sunday
Highly commended comedy award 2014 – Time Out Dubai
THE RAYMOND AND MR TIMPKINS REVUE: Lightning fast choreography meets uber swift editing in a fantasmagorical collision of quality entertainment. An overload of velvet, sandals and multi-hued wool provides a startling accompaniment, the whole effect being that of a slim man and a fat man putting their bums in your face.
Cutting their teeth compering and performing in Comedy and Variety nights at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea, they watched the nineties as it wafted gently past until, eventually and not before time, London called. With the fledgling post-fix, ‘Revue’, added, they blasted the clubs with their Guitar and Stylophone stylings, wowing rooms with super slick prop manipulation, dazzling jaded eyes with sandal based choreography that remains inimitable. Now, this terpsichorean twosome tour the country, even venturing as far afield as The Falklands and Oman, to provide spiritual uplift to the brave boys and girls of the armed forces.
‘This is comedy that reminds us why we go out to see live shows. And it wears its incredible skill, its labour-intensity and its comic genius so lightly one might think it is just a bit of silliness’ – The Scotsman
‘Absolutely hilarious’ – Viz
‘A mad, anarchic triumph of stupidity over style. Not to be missed’ – The Guardian
‘Wonderful, innovative and endearing’ – Brighton Argus
‘Joyous. Pretty irresistible’ – Chortle
‘An indulgent set of brilliant tackiness’ – Take 7 Magazine
If you like music and let’s face it, who doesn’t, you’ll like it. If you like silliness, middle aged men dancing and unsavoury acts, you’ll probably love it.
And introducing… MARTIN DURCHOV: Martin is a Bulgarian comedian based in London. In 2018, he was a finalist in 6 new act competitions, including So You Think You’re Funny, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, Get up Stand up New Act Competition and Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year.
In 2019, he has already been a runner up in Bath New Act of the Year, a finalist in the Max Turner competition, winner of the Sussex New Comedian of the Year, as well as being in the runnings for Petfringe Comedian of the Year 2019.
Alongside his competition success, Martin was also the winner of the King Gong show at The Comedy Store London February 2019, as well as multiple time winner of The Blackout at Up The Creek.

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