Sunday Night Comedy - Support Acts Announced

Published on:
Wednesday 10th April 2019


Live At The Apollo star Suzi Ruffell headlines this month's comedy night with her innovative style that captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Supporting Suzi Ruffell on the 14th April is Tom Lucy and Mark Simmons. 

TOM LUCY

At just twenty-two years old, Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians on the circuit. Tom’s first stand up gig was at the tender age of sixteen, and he now performs regularly for the UK’s top clubs including The Glee Clubs, The Stand, Komedia, and aged nineteen became the youngest ever comedian to play weekends for London’s famous Comedy Store.

In 2016 Tom became the youngest winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award. 

In 2017 he supported Jack Whitehall on his UK Arena Tour and has also toured as a support act for Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre and Rob Beckett.Tom has taken two sell-out shows to the Edinburgh Festival and picked up accolades such as Best New Comedian at the Fringe from The Sun newspaper in 2017.

Tom’s TV credits include Stand Up CentralRoast Battle and Comedy Central at The Comedy Store.

‘Watch him live and you’ll quickly understand the excitement’ - The Guardian

MARK SIMMONS

Mark is an exceptional one-liner comedian. It won him a place in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017. His solo show at the festival, One-Linerer was also a huge hit, with sell out shows every day and was nominated Best Show by the Amused Moose Comedy Award Fringe Show 2017. He then continued this success with his follow-up show, One-Linererer, which was also a sell out! 
 
“Master of one liners” one4review ?????
 
Mark is constantly on the rise and since being in the finals of several noteworthy competitions, such as Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year, So You Think You’re Funny and the NATY Award, he has been in high demand for the top UK comedy clubs, such as Glee, Manford’s Comedy Club, Comedy Central and Just The Tonic, headlining the majority of them. Also, he has been recently supporting Seann Walsh, Rob Beckett and Rob Brydon on their national tours, as well as one off shows supporting Michael McIntyre, Sean Lock and Jack Dee.
 
“Simmons delivered a lot of excellent funny one liners in a ten-minute set which raced by. I loved his subtle, well-paced delivery and the way he deliberately misdirected the audience using his tone of voice before surprising them with a line which was the last thing they expected…hilarious.” 
Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
 
Though far from being a novice to radio, as Mark co-hosts with Seann Walsh the Newish show as well as the Filmish show on Fubar Radio, this year marked his debut on BBC Radio 4 where he guest-starred on the Today Program.
 
Mark’s TV presence is also growing. As well as recently recording a couple of TV pilots, he has starred in the hit BBC3 documentary One for The Road, where a film crew followed him alongside Seann Walsh on tour in the Scottish Highlands. Also, online, Mark can be seen in his comical web-series, Mark Simmons – The Face Of…
 
“Absolutely hilarious.” The Scotsman ????
“A talented comic with an artisan’s grasp of joke-writing” Chortle ???? 
“Gags of the highest order” Broadway Baby ????
Edinburgh Festival Magazine ???? | Bunbury Magazine ?????
“Perfectly timed, clever one-liners” Leicester Mercury
“Very funny show” TIME OUT 

SEASON PASS

ALSO HEADLINING THIS SEASON: IVO GRAHAM (26TH MAY)

Book to see both Suzi Ruffell and Ivo Graham for just £12.50 each!! Buy Tickets: https://bit.ly/2UsveVB or call the Box Office on 01305 783225