The Comedy Network


What is the Comedy Network?

The Comedy Network was established by Avalon Promotions in 1992 after working with Student Entertainments teams all over the country, and recognising a growing demand for professional, affordable and co-ordinated comedy programming. Since its inception, The Comedy Network has booked the best talent on the professional comedy circuit for gigs in Student Unions and Arts Centers all around the country.

Since 1991 Avalon have had 17 Perrier and if.comedy award nominations and 5 Perrier Award winners Frank Skinner, Jenny Eclair, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Garth Marenghi and Laura Solon, with Best Newcomer Awards for Harry Hill and The Mighty Boosh.

Stars that have emerged from The Comedy Network over the past 17 years include Russell Howard, Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Bill Bailey, Ed Byrne, Harry Hill, Daniel Kitson, Lee & Herring, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Ross Noble, Dave Gorman, Sean Lock, Lee Mack and many more.

Current roster include:

Carl Donnelly
Jack Barry
Naz Osmanoglu
Adam Hess
Phil Wang
Kieran Boyd
Gareth Richards
Mark Cooper-Jones
Ray Peacock
Mark Smith
Ed Gamble
Ahir Shah
Jarlath Regan
Hayley Ellis
Lucy Beaumont
Katie Mulgrew
Steve Hall
Glenn Moore
Paul McCaffrey
Steve Bugeja
Matt Forde
Carl Hutchinson
Iain Stirling
Alex Smith
Rob Auton
Tiffany Stevenson
Tommy Rowson

What we do...

Provide you with a self contained comedy gig with the best acts from around the UK. We can tailor our shows to meet your needs. With fees to suit all budgets you can hold the shows as often as you like, open events to the public, and charge for entry as you feel appropriate.

Together we will ensure your night is not only a great edition to your entertainments calendar, but is also a commercial success.

One Off Shows...

In addition to your regular night we can also provide comedy for special events such as freshers specials, Christmas, summer balls and society parties. We can also exclusively offer special one off shows from our headline comics, including full shows from The Edinburgh Festival and National Tours.

Avalon will help & support every step of the way...

Having run successful comedy nights all over the country for over 17 years we not only provide you with a top class comedy show, but also all the support you need:

• Marketing:

Professionally designed eye-catching, full-colour, headline posters, as well as Comedy Network branded blank posters that you can adapt to promote your night.

• Experience & Knowledge:

Help and advice on anything ranging from maximising the nights exposure and dealing with local press to getting your students actively involved. We want to help make your comedy nights run smoothly and successfully.

• Technical Advice:

To make sure it all works without glitches.

• 24 Hour Contact:

We are always at the end of our mobiles to help with any last minute problems. We also like to meet our Comedy Network officers face to face either just to get things going or on a more regular basis if you feel it’s necessary... no matter how far away from us you are!

• The Morning After:

Post-gig analysis - we will be in touch the morning after your gig to find out how it went, what worked and what didn’t so we can make your night realise its full potential.

Want to know more...

For further details please contact Avalon Promotions on 020 7598 7333.

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