About Silky

I do jokes and sing songs. I am tall and have low maintenance hair. I’ll have been gigging for 20 years in October 2014, despite still being relatively under 40.

You can find a recent interview (July 2014) with me from Gigglebeats HERE and an older interview (Oct 2011) from the Leeds Guide HERE

Highest Praise
This is just some of the love being sent Silky’s way. Read more …

‘massively engaging guitar-playing stand-up whose instinctive rapport with audiences makes him welcome wherever he goes.’
Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
‘a very, very funny fella … just brilliant’

John Bishop
‘funny and clever’
Tim Minchin
‘Silky makes rooms rock. More addictive than crack’
Leeds Guide
‘Always brilliant’
‘Skilful and entertaining … Silky’s audience banter is sans pareil’
Time Out

International Appearances Include: China, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Seychelles, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden, the USA, the Philippines, Kosovo, the Falkland Islands, Bahrain, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and all over Europe, from Luxembourg and Germany to the Alps.

Festival Appearances Include Glastonbury, Bestival, Camp Bestival, The Big Chill, Green Man, God’s Kitchen Global Gathering, Kendal Calling and many more.. Also played in the house band at the Kilkenny Festival.

TV Warm-up Work Strictly Come Dancing for BBC1.

Corporate Clients Include NISSAN, UMIST, GSK, and Tubedale Films.

International Testimonials

Dan Riley, Promoter, The Comedy Club Cambodia

‘Silky performed for us at our May 8 show last week at Pontoon Club in Phnom Penh. Many agreed it was one of the best shows we’ve hosted, no mean feat considering some of the top names in circuit comedy that have appeared in Cambodia in the past. He exuded professionalism both on and off the stage, offering his help and advice to make our show as good as it could be. His years of experience in running and featuring in comedy gigs was a blessing for our night as we required him to assume the role of MC while also delivering a half-hour set, something he managed with effortless ease to an enraptured audience.’

‘Even with a faulty microphone that threatened to disrupt the entire show, Silky stayed calm and kept going, engaging the crowd with his affable personality and razor-sharp gags, and his guitar-driven improvisations were a delight to witness.’

‘In summation, we heartily recommend booking Silky for your show, be it with Brits in attendance or otherwise. He will not fail to impress. And we want him back here again.’

Nick Ross, Promoter, Saigon Comedy Club

‘Silky played Saigon Comedy Nights in May 2013, an event organised by Comedy Club Asia, and was an instant hit. His intelligent and off-the-wall humour has its roots in the same stables that nurtured the likes of The Goons, Monty Python and Not the Nine ‘O Clock News, and had the crowd in stitches. Coming on last he provided 40 minutes of great, often ad-libbed humour. He played the crowd with wonderful finesse and took the club by storm. A great show!’