David Ajao

THE BRIT AWARDS 2022

WALK THE LINE (ITV)

THAT’S MY JAM (NBC)

THE BIG BREAKFAST (Channel 4)

South East London’s Ajao is hugely exciting writer with particular specialism in Comedy, Entertainment and British Theatre. Raised in Peckham, of Nigerian descent, David has worked on scripted projects with Mo Gilligan, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, the prestigious Old Vic, New Voices and was one of main editorial leads on the new Big Breakfast relaunch for Channel. He has also written on several high profile Entertainment shows including Simon Cowell’s Walk the Line (ITV) and Jimmy Fallon’s That’s My Jam (NBC).

David is also a highly praised actor, with extensive performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Orlando in As You Like it, Pompey in Measure for Measure and Montano in Othello. He was also part of the Australia and New Zealand Tour of Barbershop Chronicles for The National Theatres and will soon be seen Channel 4’s upcoming drama Close to Me and BBC’s Superhoe. 

Other written projects as cast include Romeo and Juliet (Unicorn Theatre), Primetime (Royal Court), Superjohn (Pleasance 2, Edinburgh Fringe), Otieno (Southwark Playhouse), Remix (Battersea Arts Centre), Gangs of Tooting Broadway (Film), Urban Mischief (Box Clever Theatre) and Duwayne (The Old Hove Market Brighton).

In 2021 David became Deputy Artistic Director of Brixton based Box Clever Theatre company.

Babatunde Aléshé

STAR OF CELEBRITY GOGGLEBOX

WINNER: BEST NEWCOMER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT COMEDY AWARDS

Babatunde Aléshé is one of the fastest rising stars in British Comedy. 

He regularly performs for audiences of thousands at iconic venues such as the O2 and Hackney Empire. A powerhouse performer, his stand up presents a hilariously fresh perspective, oozing charisma whilst showcasing impeccable stagecraft and comic timing.

Babatunde’s numerous entertainment TV credits include Romesh Ranganathan’s reboot of The Weakest Link, (BBC), Guessable (Comedy Central), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Jonathan Ross Stand Up Club (ITV1), Don’t Hate the Playaz (ITV2) and Stand Up to Cancer (Channel 4). In 2020, he was featured in the groundbreaking documentary Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), celebrating artists and icons from the Black British circuit. 

Babatunde is also part of the cast for the multi award winning Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4), having quickly become a fan favourite, going on to represent the show for its BAFTA nomination.

In addition to his success in comedy, Babatunde has authored provocative factual content drawing on his own powerful story of growing up poor in inner city London (Trap Town, London Live). An experienced actor, he has appeared in an extensive list of TV shows including Waking the Dead and films including Pelican Blood and The Naked Poet, alongside cutting-edge theatre such as Iya Ilé (Soho Theatre) and Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre).

In 2021 Babatunde supported Mo Gilligan on his sold out national tour and appeared at the O2 Arena’s Black British Takeover.

Lola Jagun

Content Creator, Writer and Actor, Lola Jagun is a self-taught virtuoso in the online comedy arena. What started as a bit of fun, filming and editing sketches at home, exploded in 2018 gaining Lola followers by their thousands, firmly placing her multiple character sketches at the forefront of online comedy creation. 

Off the back of her Instagram success, Lola has written and performed in various BBC Three Quickies, one of which has received well over 5 million views on Facebook. She has also featured in several smash hit independent projects including Michael Dappah’s SWIL online series and has expanded into hugely successful branded content for the BFI, Vapianos Restaurants, XOPApp, Afrobiz and Kulture Games. Lola also works alongside the Mental Health Foundation in raising awareness of the charity through online content.

As well as acting in her own online sketches, Lola has also performed at the Pleasance Theatre and is a highly sought after personality and host in and around London. Her vibrant personality paired with her creative instincts and drive to succeed make her an unstoppable.

Remel London

BROADCASTER | HOST | BRAND AMBASSADOR

Passionate, driven and at the very forefront of innovation within entertainment, Remel London is currently one of the most exciting breakout names in British broadcasting. Already the face of SKY One’s What’s Up TV and host of her radio show on CAPITAL XTRA, Remel is also the founder of much celebrated creative platform The Mainstream which provides key networking opportunities, live events, workshops/seminars and podcasts to support exceptional diverse talent in developing their career in the mainstream media space. 

A defining voice within the culture, she’s played key roles in the development of the iconic music platform Link Up TV, working as lead presenter and producer to win partnerships with Footasylum and Boiler Room TV as well as being weekly host of London’s top live music event ILUVLIVE. 

Her extensive knowledge of music and entertainment lead to her joining the MOBO Awards panel before going onto host the MOBO’s official Red Carpet.  A passionate advocate for young creatives, she’s hosted Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall a record seven times and is resident host of the Rocking Ur Teens Girls Conference. As a former semi pro athletic, Remel is also a Nike Ambassador with several branded partnerships including Puma, Spotify, Wagamamas and Apprentice Nation. 

Remel also hosted Notting Hill Carnival’s first online coverage in 2020 and will return for another massive show in 2022. 2021 also saw the fast rising star solidify her relationship with social media platform Tik Tok, hosting their Black History Month Panels and International Women’s day live events.

Stephen Bailey

A SUPERSTAR IN THE MAKING – The British Comedy Guide 

Comedian, presenter, actor and writer, Stephen Bailey is a proud northern, working class, gay man.  

The multi-award nominated star’s indecorous brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy and entertainment formats. 

Stephen’s credits include co-host on Date or Drop (BBC One) alongside Amanda Holden, Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2) and CelebAbility (ITV2). After performing on Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), he was commissioned to record his own 30 minute comedy special which aired on the channel in 2019. Over lockdown Stephen wrote and starred in his own mini-series Comedians in Quarantine: House Olympics for Comedy Central and created a true-crime podcast with his lawyer boyfriend called Order in the Bedroom (iTunes). As well as being a prominent talent on the UK comedy circuit, he has also supported the biggest names in stand-up, including Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican.

Stephen’s quick-wit, playful sarcasm and enigmatic charm captivates instantly. He has already made a name for himself hosting Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5), Celebs on the Ranch (MTV) and Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central). He was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side(Channel 5).

Stephen is also the narrator of ITV Be’s Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and has guest hosted for Sunday Takeover (Virgin Radio), The Jason Manford Show (Absolute Radio), Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes (TalkRadio), The Breakfast Show (Gaydio) and The Sunday Sessions with Laura Whitmore (BBC 5Live). 

He is also a proudly passionate ambassador of LGBTQ+ rights and representation within the media industry, as celebrated by leading publications including Attitude Magazine. 


A RISING STAR – The Sun

BAILEY HAS A NATURAL CHEMISTRY WITH HIS AUDIENCE AND THIS IS WHERE HE TRULY COMES INTO HIS OWN – Broadway Baby

A NATURAL TALENT FOR MAKING AUDIENCES LAUGH – Metro

LAURA LEXX

One of the most delightful performers you’re ever likely to see.
GQ

A bouncy, bubbly stand-up star is born
The Telegraph

A joy… roars of laughter
The Independent

Real comedic steel
The Guardian

Comedian, author, improvisor and actor Laura Lexx is vivacious, impassioned, smart and one of the best female comedians currently performing. Born and bred in the home county of Somerset Lexx’s homely demeanour, warmth and energy delightfully juxtapose her biting wit, sharp tongue and brutal audience take downs; so don’t be fooled by her enigmatic charm. This gutsy lady packs a punch and bites back! 

Lexx is an all-round performer bursting with talent, creativity and stamina. Having reached the lofty heights of the top of the live comedy club circuit, headlining at clubs around the UK and Europe, she now boasts a series of highly-polished and critically acclaimed stand up shows, has TV and radio appearances in abundance and is the published author of ‘Klopp Actually’ and has her debut novel launching in 2022.

Lexx debuted on Live at The Apollo in 2018 and received an unprecedented reaction both from the live crowd and audiences at home. She appeared as a guest on Hypothetical (DAVE), has regular appearances on Mock The Week (BBC), went head to head against her comedian husband on Roast Battle (Comedy Central), and is one of the main hosts of the Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra) to name but a few.

A multi-award winning comedian Lexx’s accolades include Comics Comic Best MC Award, Comedians Choice Awards in 2018 and 2019, and Chortle Best Compere nominations every year since 2016. She expertly transposes her mercurial ability with an audience into her very sharp hour long performances, for which she has received various prestigious industry nominations. Lexx is one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit and has previously supported Tim Vine, Jason Manford and Russell Kane, as well as taking on European tours and playing as far afield as Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

With unrivalled tenacity, intelligence and an infectiously vibrant attitude to life, Laura Lexx is UK comedy’s next big thing.

THOMAS GREEN

Like most things in Australia, international headliner Thomas Green is out to kill you…with comedy.

He attacks every stage with skill, precision and a level of energy that engages and commands the entire room. His crowd work is revered, likability off the charts and he has the innate ability to get any audience instantly on side with his charismatic Aussie best mate persona.

Green is one of those rare comics who, when you watch them for the first time, you know you’re watching a true genius at work. He has the elasticity of Jim Carrey; the character range of Robin Williams; the absurdity of Eddie Izzard and the energy of Lee Evans with the addition of his own unique brand of engaging storytelling; he really is the full package.

Hailing from sunny Australia, Green is a former Primary School teacher and religious cult member. From everyday observations to his experiences living and working in a cult which controlled every part of his life, until he broke out to pursue a career in comedy, Green’s material is raw, unfiltered and hysterical. 

Now he has established himself as one of the most sought after comics on the UK circuit headlining nationwide at high profile clubs such as The Comedy Store, Glee, Hot Water Comedy, Up The Creek, Top Secret Comedy, The Frog and Bucket; has had critically acclaimed sell out shows at Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Edinburgh Festivals, and supporting top comedians such as Jason Manford, Russell Kane and Adam Rowe. He was also a regular breakfast and drive time radio host in Adelaide and is a fan favourite on award-winning podcast ‘Have A Word’, as well as featuring on other top UK podcasts.

Thomas Green was born to be a stand up comedian and with so much momentum and heat building up around him he is destined to be the hottest new thing. 

“Seriously funny f***er” – Russell Kane

★★★★½ ‘Green will have you in stitches.’ – The Advertiser (AUS)

★★★★ ‘…he’s proof you don’t need a gimmick to be great.’ – The List (UK)

JOSH JAMES

Branded ‘a proper Essex geezer’, Josh James is one of the UK’s most exciting breakout comedy names. With sharp punchlines packed full of both warmth and edge, his natural charisma has already garnered him a seriously impressive reputation on the circuit. 

Josh was voted Essex Comedian of the Year 2019. His strong regional voice and cheeky chappy persona lends itself to perfectly delivering a wealth of material covering everything from his East End Nan, relationships, celebrity culture and fame – garnering fans up and down the country.

Alongside his impressive live stand up, Josh’s online character creations and social sketches have gone viral on multiple occasions. These hit clips draw on football culture, relatable characters and the big topical news stories, all told through this hilarious Essex chap’s view of the world.  

Josh has also partnered and launched his own hit comedy night with the iconic Pie & Mash shop F.Cooke, featuring the very best stand ups from the circuit that encapsulate the culture and East End heritage.

Josh James is most definitely, one to watch.

“Really very slick. He’s a proper Essex geezer and is actually super smart underneath the persona.” – The Stand Comedy Club


“Deceptively clever laddish jokes” – The British Comedy Guide

STAND UP

SKETCH

Ty Logan

E4 FACE OF THE FUTURE 2021

SOCIAL MEDIA MEGA STAR 

HOST OF E4’S GAMESMASTER

Ty Logan is one of the UK’s fastest rising online comedy content creators. Well known for his sketches and topical rants, his vast social reach has particularly strong influence amongst the much coveted 16 – 25 demographic. 

In 2021 he was named E4’s Star of the Future, going on to present the hugely exciting return of hit show Gamesmaster. He has also worked across successful online formats for GRM & Wall of Comedy with high profile brand partnerships including ITV & Dominoes.

As skillful actor, he has appeared in scripted comedies including Bloods (Sky One), Drunk Black History (Comedy Central), Exposed, the lockdown drama for Fully Focused and feature films including Against All Odds. As a model, he is the face of high profile campaigns including Idris Elba clothing label 2hr set.

Ty is also a passionate anti-knife crime campaigner. As a victim himself, he has spoken publicly and is an advisor to a number of platforms, raising awareness to end to youth violence. As Ty says: It’s time we do better. As a knife victim I know how it feels to almost lose your life, but not many have had the privilege of surviving. So put down ur knife, and save a life’  

Truly a next generation star of the future. 

Javier Jarquin

“Jarquin is seriously talented when it comes to working a crowd”
– The Stage

“High calibre throughout”
– Morning Star

“Fresh, funny and unique”
– The Press (NZ)

“Jarquin draws in the audience like an industrial magnet”
– SG Fringe

9 hour long shows, over 600 performances, across 27 territories;
Javier Jarquin is an extremely experienced and highly respected,
multi-skilled performer.

Raised in New Zealand with Latin-American/Chinese parents, the multi award winning stand up masterfully weaves his unique perspective into every performance and delivers sharply executed insights on life
as an immigrant.

Beginning his comedy career as the Winner of the 2007 ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition in Christchurch NZ, Javier went on to become a core member of New Zealand’s longest running improv comedy show Scared Scriptless, before travelling the world building a highly esteemed career as comedian, martial arts card thrower, improvisor and cabaret performer. The multi award winning talent went onto achieve Best Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and Best National Artist at the World Buskers Festival.

His alias The Card Ninja has been a smash hit at Fringe Festivals everywhere since 2010 with a show bursting with mind-blowing tricks, incredible precision and theatrical virtuosity, as he pushes live performance to the absolute limit.

SHOWS INCLUDE:
CARD NINJA – UK/New Zealand/Australia/Netherlands/Norway – 2010-2021
Boring AF – Edinburgh Fringe – 2019
Improv the MARVEL-verse – Edinburgh Fringe – 2018
MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies… Kind of – Edinburgh Fringe – 2017
Hombre Al Dente – Edinburgh Fringe – 2016
Comedy Death – Edinburgh Fringe – 2013
Joke Ninja – Edinburgh Fringe – 2013
Bullets Before Bedtime – Edinburgh Fringe – 2011

TV CREDITS INCLUDE:
What Now – New Zealand
Red or Black – ITV
Pepsi Max – Unbelievable campaign