Liverpudlian-in-exile Silky has been a full time comedian for half his life. He did his first gig waaaaay back in 1994, and his fourth gig (the final of the 1995 BBC New Comedy Awards alongside Lee Mack, Daniel Kitson and Julian Barratt) was shown on BBC1’s Stand-Up Show. Other TV Work includes The World Stands Up (Paramount), the Comics Lounge (AUS).
He is also the evil mastermind behind the Kill for a Seat Comedy clubs across the UK, (“Silky runs lovely gigs all across the country” – Rhod Gilbert) and has performed with the Comedy Store’s MEN at Work satirical team, and the Grand Theft Impro, Dublin Comedy Improv and Monkey Lab Improv teams.
A tall, versatile, funny and very likable performer, whether you need an MC, an extended set, or simply something down from the top of a cupboard, Silky headlined the inaugural Frampton Mansell comedy festival, the world’s smallest. He acted in ‘All Shorts’ for Club West (winners of the coveted Spirit of the Fringe award), and presented WorldArt Media’s TV Stage in Princes Street Garden.
He’s compered the Big Value Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe (**** Edfringe.com), the final of the FHM Comedy Award and has played from Manila to Berlin, Belfast to Prague, Shanghai to Croydon, but he’s never been to me, and actually enjoys making people laugh. He acted in a pilot for SO TV that was bought for broadcast by Disney, and will never show the tape as Bee Costumes and spandex are involved.
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Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
- Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (prize-winning runner-up)
- Liverpool Echo Arts and Entertainment Award (the only person to be nominated twice)
- Time Out Award (didn’t get entry form in on time)
The list gets longer every day. He did, however, win the BAF ‘Out There’ award for Artistic Courage, for a show at the Bakewell Arts Festival, where they were genuinely expecting folk music.
Includes: China, Kuwait, UAE, Singapore, the US, the Philippines, Kosovo, the Falkland Islands, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and all over Europe.
Includes: the Glastonbury Festival, where no-one lobbed bottles of wee, much to his relief. He’s performed at Bestival, Camp Bestival, The Big Chill, the Green Man, Global Gathering, the Big Bang at Santa Pod, and in the houseband for the Kilkenny Festival.
Includes: Strictly Come Dancing for BBC1. He’s always doing interesting stuff.
Includes: NISSAN, UMIST, GSK, and Tubedale Films amongst others.