Abi Robert's CID

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WELCOME TO THE MUSICAL CID Hall of Fame!

Who has been on MUSICAL CID?

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MUSICAL CID only has the very best, the funniest and the most interesting comics from stage and screen. Guests who have appeared on previous MUSICAL CID Shows have included...

 

John Ross

"Glaswegian stand-up with a touch of Billy Connolly about his style, he weaved in and out of a meandering narrative with detours for some observational gems." – Edinburgh Evening News.
"Truly surreal" – The List

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Stephen Bailey

Celebrity Big Brothers Bit on the Side. "Warm and affectionate yet no less biting in its wit' (The Gay UK); Warm-up artist ITV's Loose Women and Let's Lunch with Gino and Mel on and BBC3. Finalist in the Brighton Fringe / We Got Tickets New Act of the Year Competition (2013). **** - The Gay UK.  In Edinburgh with  STEPHEN BAILEY: NEON HEART at the Gilded Balloon. Tickets here

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Katie Mulgrew

CBBC show 'The Dog Ate My Homework." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine **** , "…Sometimes silly, sometimes touching, this is a very strong Fringe debut"; "Well structured and charming show…self-deprecating good humour and great delivery…hilarious and sweet…" London Is Funny ****; "an absloute natural stand up, unpretentious and hugely likeable, and a great writer…A naturally gifted comic who can go all the way…" – Festmag; Smart and witty…she has an easy rapport with the audience that many more experienced comedian would sell their joke books for." – Metro; "…honest, un-cynical comedy that's rough around the ages but tremendously warm. Aptly articulated observations and unexpectedly wicked side-lines." - The Skinny. In Edinburgh with KATIE MULGREW: HAPPY EVER AFTER. Tickets here.

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Eric Lampaert

Critic's Award New York TV Festival 2013 – Winner; RTS Award 2013 – Winner; T4 Rising Star of 2012; Raindance Short Film 2011 – nominated; Latitude Comedy Competition 2010 – Winner; Laughing Horse Big Comedy Competition 2008 – Winner. "Quirky with an eye for the absurd and a couple of near-Izzardian flourishes…energy is such that it's almost osmotic" – The Stage; "Likeable and enjoying, sweeping up the audience in the sheer energy of his performance. The strength of his scatty character rips through the room like a mini-hurricane ★★★★ " – Chortle; "Delightfully weird ★★★★ " – Time Out; "He makes it look so easy but this is a man with very funny bones. Definitely one to catch ★★★★ " – DAILY EXPRESS. In Edinburgh with TESTICULATING (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks) at The Counting House. Tickets here.

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Paul McCaffrey

Russell Kane's Whistle-Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), The Matt Forde Show (talkSPORT). He has also done studio warm-up for The Morgana Show (Channel 4) and That Sunday Night Show (ITV 1) and can currently be seen at some of the best comedy clubs in the country. Paul recently filmed the stand-up spot on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC3). In Edinburgh in PAUL MCCAFFREY: PAUL OR NOTHING at The Assembly Rooms, George Square. Tickets here.

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Hardeep Singh Kohli

Celebrity Masterchef, Celebrity Apprentice, The One Show. 'Immensely funny' (Daily Express). 'This show is funny, very funny' (Leicester Mercury). 'A master of pace, mixing stories with fantastic quick-witted patter' (Skinny).  In Ediburgh with HARDEEP IS YOUR LOVE at the Pleasance Dome.  Tickets here.

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Angela Barnes

Winner, BBC Radio 2's New Comedy Award 2011, Eddie Izzard's Laughs in the Park on BBC Two, Russell Howard's Good News on BBC Three.  In Edinburgh at the Pleasance Courtyard with ANGELA BARNES: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Tickets here.

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John Robins

The Russell Howard Show and The Jon Richardson Show on BBC 6 Music (2007-2010); Russell Howard's Good News; Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Celebrity Deal or No Deal with Sarah Millican and 8 Out of 10 Cats and Deal or No Deal; Host of the Sunday morning show on XFM Radio, co-presenting with friend and fellow comedian Elis James  In Edinburgh with JOHN ROBINS:THIS TORNADO LOVES YOU at the Pleasance Courtyard. Tickets here.

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Rich Wilson

"Highly entertaining"-Time Out;  "He's a very very funny man"- Frank Skinner;  "Recommended. A goldmine of funny tales.  He's got an arsenal of gags to choose from - most of the deliciously filthy variety…. effortlessly funny, smart and filthy. " – Leicester Mercury. In Edinburgh at The Cellar Monkey in RICH WILSON: ONE FOOT IN THE GAYS. Tickets here

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Jo Caulfield

Never Mind The Buzzcocks, BBC2 Argumental, The Comedy Store, Comedy Central, Have I Got News For You, BBC1.  In Edinburgh this year at the Stand with her show: JO CAULFIELD:CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION. Tickets here.

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Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh World, Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week. In Edinburgh at the Pleasance Courtyard with his show, SEANN WALSH: SEANN 28. Tickets here.  

 

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Mark Dolan

Host of Channel 4's Balls of Steel; Presenter of Channel 4 Radio's satirical show The Weekly Show,  and the TV series The World's (Something) And Me, Star of The Richard Taylor Interviews. Host  of More 4'sThe Last Word; Presenter of ITV's  Show Me The Funny;  Presenter for Sky Movies  and Channel 4's The Mad Bad Ad Show;  Let's Dance for Comic Relief as member of "Destiny's Dad" alongside fellow stand-up comedians Hal Cruttenden and Shaun Keaveny. In Edinburgh this year at the Gilded Balloon with his show: MARK DOLAN CHANGES THE WORLD. Tickets here.

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Christian Reilly

So much biblical gusto and zest it is impossible not to be possessed by his optimistic persona ****" broadwaybaby.com; "...expresses his disdain for the world through some seriously catchy tunes...hysterical material ****" Three Weeks; "If you're a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you're probably a Christian Reilly fan already" - THE GUARDIAN. In Edinburgh with his show at PBH Free Fringe at Beat, CHRISTIAN REILLY: LOST IN MUSIC. Tickets here.

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Mary Bourke

Winner of the Irish World Comedian Of The Year Award 1999; "Intelligent comedy that's also furiously funny. Bourke combines a natural charisma with some very well crafted clever material " THE IRISH WORLD; "Catch her act before she becomes a complete and utter cult" -  WILLIAM COOK THE GUARDIAN; "One of the best female stand ups I've seen ." THE STAGE. In Edinburgh this year with her show FUNNY FOR A GIRLLL at the Stand In The Square. Tickets here.  

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Luisa Omielan

Star of the hit autobiographical show, What Would Beyonce Do?;  'The show 'Viva Forever' should have been' Arts Desk;  'Bold, Brash Beautiful'  - The Independent;  'Megawatt comedy personality' - The Guardian;  'About as funny as any comedy show needs to get' - The Telegraph ****. In Edinburgh with her show at the Counting House AM I RIGHT LADIES? Tickets here.

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Nathan Caton

Teenage Mutant Nathan Caton: The award-winning rising star of TV & radio, as seen & heard on BBC's Mock The Week, Russell Howard's Good News & Radio 4's Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing, delivers a delightful show filled with heart-warming family tales and laugh-out-loud moments! 'Excellent story-telling skills keep the crowd easily entertained' – Three Weeks;  'Compelling, well-observed stand-up. – The Guardian. In Edinburgh with his show TEENAGE MUTANT NATHAN CATON at Pleasance Dome. Tickets here.

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Romesh Ranaganathan

Stand Up For the Week, Russell Howard's Good News, Holby City.  In Edinburgh this year with his new stand-up show, ROM WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY at the Pleasance Courtyard.  Tickets here.

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Alexis Debus/Creator of Marcel Lucont

Creator of flâneur, raconteur, bon-viveur and easily the greatest UK-based French comedian around, MARCEL LUCONT. Live At The Electric; Sky's SET LIST; Russell Howard's Good News. Winner of the 2012 Amused Moose Award for the Best Comedy Show of Edinburgh Fringe. "Fresh, accessible and hilarious" – The Guardian;  "Wonderful French wit… A pitch-perfect performance… Superb stuff" – Time Out; "Very funny… Quick-witted and exceedingly sharp" – British Comedy Guide. In Edinburgh this year with Alexis Dubus: Cars and Girls - Tickets here.

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Al Murray (Creator of The Pub Landlord)

Al Murray– Creator of The Pub Landlord!

Perrier and Olivier Award-winning Comedian, author, musician, raconteuse, philosopher and all-round good egg Al Murray joins Abi for a very special MCID!!  Al is appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in his new show, Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor at the Assembly, George Square Gardens from 7-24 August. Tickets here.

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Doug Segal

Star of "I Can Make You A Mind-Reader". "The UK's best kept entertainment secret" - TimeOut magazine;  "One of the funnier more entertaining mental illusionists" -  Metro; Winner Best Cabaret Brighton Fringe 2012; Three Weeks Editors Award  Ten Best Things, Edinburgh Fringe 2012.

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Jarred Christmas

"Best of the crop... A fabulously boisterous kiwi with a definite future" - Evening Standard';  "Impressive stuff... A comedic high five" - Chortle; "One of the funniest men to pick up a microphone" - Time Out; "Likeable, intelligent and full of unpredictable energy" - The Scotsman;  "Christmas is robustly funny, his delivery confident and his show not to be missed" -  The List. In Edinburgh with his show at The Gilded Balloon, THE CHRISTMAS AND THE HOBBIT- A BEAT BOX AND STAND-UP COLLABORATION. Tickets here.

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Craig Hill

Craig Hill 

'Priceless!' (Scotsman). Strap yourself in for a Craig Hill thrill- a deliciously wicked evening of gloriously camp no-holds-barred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun. 'Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. It's absolutely hilarious' (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Riotously funny!' (Independent). 'Hill had everyone in hysterics... this is one Highland Fling you'll never regret... or forget!' ****½ (Adelaide Advertiser). 'Absolutely hilarious!... A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... Irresistible' (List). 'Wickedly subversive... Funny, charming and charismatic' (Metro). 'Funny as hell' (Scotland on Sunday). Sold out 2000-2013! Craig is at The Underbelly this year with his show, GIVE HIM AN INCH. Tickets here.

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Brenda Gilhooly

She first appeared on British television in 1991 with Channel 4 series Remote Control and then with !Viva Cabaret! in 1993, alongside similar character-based acts such as Lily Savage and Bob Downe. She has since appeared on shows such as the Jack Dee Show and Lily Live!, as well as her own series Gayle's World in 1996. Gilhooly returned to television as Gayle Tuesday in 2010 with the Living series Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback.

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Brenda Gilhooly as Gayle Tuesday

She first appeared on British television in 1991 with Channel 4 series Remote Control and then with !Viva Cabaret! in 1993, alongside similar character-based acts such as Lily Savage and Bob Downe. She has since appeared on shows such as the Jack Dee Show and Lily Live!, as well as her own series Gayle's World in 1996. Gilhooly returned to television as Gayle Tuesday in 2010 with the Living series Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback.

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James Mullinger

"James Mullinger began his stand up career in 2005 and quickly made a name for himself as one of the best new comedians on the circuit reaching the finals of three major national comedy competitions including Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol which resulted in a performance alongside Carr at The Comedy Store that appeared on Carr's DVD 'Stand Up'. Since then he has performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal twice and has interviewed his hero Jerry Seinfeld three times for GQ magazine and directed him for a special iPad exclusive movie."

http://www.jamesmullinger.com

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Suzy Bennett

A former winner of the prestigious Funny Women Award, Suzy is a dynamo of a comic, with a uniquely warm and chatty stage presence which means she is a brilliant MC as well an act. After her appearance on Comedy Idol, Suzy was asked by Jimmy Carr to support him on his "Gag Reflex" tour. In August 2012 she performed at Edinburgh as part of the 'Comedy Reserve' at the Pleasance Theatre, one of the most prestigious showcases for up and coming comics. In 2013 she took her much anticipated debut one hour show 'Dancing On Thin Ice' to the same venue. Suzy has had an exciting 2014 so far, taking her solo show, "Dancing On Thin Ice," to the Leicester Square Theatre in February before supporting Russell Kane's "Smallness" tour in March

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Viv Groskop


Writer. Critic. Broadcaster. Stand-up comedian ("charmingly leftfield with a warm, oddball sense of humour"). MC and literary events host. Author of "stand-up meets mid-life crisis memoir" I Laughed, I Cried: One Woman, 100 Days, The Mother of All Challenges (Phoenix). No. 1 in Hot New Releases (Comedy) on Amazon.co.uk. Comedy Books of the Year, The Independent. "Hilarious" — GQ. "Heroic" — The Times. "Triumphant" — Marie Claire. Artistic Director, Independent Bath Literature Festival. Currently completing the programme for the Festival's 20th anniversary.

www.vivgroskop.com

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