Steve Shanyaski, Adam Staunton & Sam Avery
Endlessly charming, Steve’s inherent warmth and cheeky, roguish twinkle shines through his material. Within the first six months of his comedy career he made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedian of the Year, the North West Comedian of the Year Final, and later that year was booked to appear on the BBC7 Radio Showcase ‘Spanking New’. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, adding TV appearances such as ‘Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks’ on ITV, and Comedy Central’s ‘Comedy Store Presents…’.
Liverpool’s Adam Staunton may appear diminutive and youthful at first glance but he easily fills a stage and his writing demonstrates the maturity of a far older hand. His confident and demanding stage presence has seen Adam performing alongside John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Phil Nichol and Rob Rouse.
Flexible enough to gig almost anywhere, Adam has performed in pubs, clubs, bars and music festivals, coming highly recommended by promoters and fellow acts up and down the country.
Sam Avery wanted to be a rock star. It nearly happened.
Despite being signed up by BMG Records at the age of 17 (he had to resign from his beloved paper round), and subsequent tours with Motorhead and Ice T, the story soon took a familiar turn. Contracts were anulled, money was stolen and before he knew it he was back at the paper shop asking for his fluorescent bag back. He had crap hair anyway.
Subsequent jobs (including a brief stint as a stockbroker) failed to excite him the way the smell of sweat and snakebite had and it wasn’t long before he turned to stand-up, soon making the final of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year competition, and finishing runner-up in the City Life North-West Comedian of the Year competition.
Friendly and enthusiastic, his observational style instantly puts audiences at ease allowing him to regale them with his tales of everyday life. Sam has gained a reputation for being able to spark the dullest of rooms into life with his warm, infectious humour and quick wit which makes him ideal as either an act or compere.