28 Oct, 2016 | news, comic boom comedy club, komedia brighton

Comic Boom and the Rising Comedy Stars...

Tom Allen

Over the last year utterly hilarious lovely Tom Allen has rapidly gone from rising comedy star to shooting star. I first saw him around this time last year in a short spot at the Brighton Comedy Festival's opening night gala. I booked Tom to headline Comic Boom and in between me booking him, and him headlining our October 27th Comic Boom, Tom Allen seems to have become a star! It's totally deserved and he was well worth the wait!

Our October Comic Boom at Komedia Brighton was completely sold out with a really happy, well-behaved and very excited crowd. It was a joy to have my Komedia Brighton comedy course graduate Paul McCaffrey hosting the show. He's such a superb MC. And it's always nostaglic for us working together in the same venue where Paul did my stand-up comedy course, and his first ever stand-up gig, which was in my first ever "New Act Night" show at Brighton's Komedia.

October was also the time for two of my Komedia Brighton comedy course graduates Ben Robson and Heather Minor who've been creating a bit of a comedy buzz locally to play their first ever spots at Comic Boom. They were both brilliant, and Ben opened the show! Ben Robson and Heather Minor are my latest "ones to watch."

A final word about lovely Tom Allen. He had just finished filming his "Live at the Apollo" set when he turned-up at Comic Boom. I couldn't recommend watching it and getting on the Tom Allen bandwagon highly enough... 

Ben Robson

Heather Minor