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About Us

Kevin Bridges wows the crowds at the Scottish Event Awards

Ha Ha Comedy has been involved in the production &  promotion of Live Stand Up Comedy since 1998. We have discovered and helped to nurture the career of many of Britain's current crop of high profile Stand Up Comedians. We gave both Alan Carr & Kevin Bridges their second ever gigs. 

Along the way we have worked with many of the acts you have seen on BBC Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

 

As well as producing regular comedy shows and tours, we programme for many Corporate Events and Festivals

 Each March during the Glasgow International Comedy Festival we produce and promote over 300 hours of shows. We also produce many shows at the world's largest comedy festival The Edinburgh Fringe & the second largest fringe in the world Australia's Adelaide Fringe Festival.

BBC Scotland's TAm Cowan at the Scottish Comedian of the Year final

The two high points of each year are the Scottish Comedian of the Year & English Comedian of the Year competitions, the final of which attract over 800 punters at venues in Glasgow & London.

Along the way we have regularly worked with many of the acts you have seen on BBC Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, household names including Peter Kay, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr, Ed Byrne, Alan Carr, Jason Manford, Kevin Bridges, Dave Spikey, Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, Andrew Maxwell, Nina Conti & even the late Bernard Manning.

 

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English Comedian of the Year Winner 2009 Matthew Osborn
Matthew Osborn won So You think You're Funny in 2002. He then took a sabatical from comedy returning to triumph in 2009 winning the English Comedian of the Year.

 

Scottish Comedian of the Year Winner 2009 John
In 2008 Ha Ha Comedy gave a very nervous John Gavin his first ever gig as part of a comedy competition run on behalf of the Sunday Mail.

Just over 15 months later, infront of 750 people he was crowned Scottish Comedian of the Year 2009.

 

Ross Noble
Back in 1999 / 2000 the Geordie surrealist superstar, a regular guest on Have I Got News For You and Just A Minute, swapped the big stage for performing on top of 6 beer crates, doing us the great honour of performing at Ha Ha Comedy's 1st and 2nd anniversary gigs in Altrincham.

In 2009 Ross gave an impromptu performance to 150 Ha Ha Comedy fans at our Glasgow Comedy Festival Late 'n' Loud gigs. Truly inspirational.

IF.Comedy Award Winner 2007 & Ha Ha Comedy favourite Brendon Burns
For the past two years Ha Ha Comedy has promoted and produced the Sell out Glasgow Comedy Festival shows for new World Champion of Comedy Brendon Burns.

Brendon workshopped most of his new (now award winning) Edinburgh Fringe show at our sell out Late'n'Loud gigs.

 

We are well chuffed for him.

IF.Comedy Award Nominee 2007 & Ha Ha Comedy favourite Andrew Maxwell
Andrew Maxwell is another of this years nominees which Ha Ha Comedy has promoted and produced sell out Glasgow Comedy Festival shows for.

As well as his sell out solo show, Maxwell's Fullmooners was the highlight of the Glasgow Comedy Festival. joining him onstage for his late night howl fest we had Alan Carr, Ed Byrne and the Devil himself.

Andrew Maxwell is one of our favourite comedians for corporate events.

IF.Comedy Award Nominee 2007 & Ha Ha Comedy favourite Ivan Brackenbury
The third of this years nominees for whom Ha Ha Comedy promoted their Glasgow Comedy Festival,

He's Bonkers.

 

Ha Ha Comedy favourites Limmy & Des Clarke with Ardal O'Hanlon on BBC Culture Show
Ha Ha Comedy invited Limmy to perform at the 2007 Glasgow Comedy Festival, producing and promoting the first shows for Glasgow's internet comedy sensation. The first show sold out in under 60 minutes, the second in 90.

As for Des Clarke. . . we have worked with Des since he started performing. Des has presented everything from BBC Children In Need to SM:tv live where he took over from Ant & Dec.

We rate Des Clarke so highly we even let him be our resident compere for the annual Scottish Comedian of the year Competition.

Watch Des Clarke's Showreel

Glasgow's Janey Godley live in New Zealand
By far the most consistent comedian Ha Ha Comedy works with is the East end of Glasgow's multi award winning comedian and best selling author.

For five years Ha Ha Comedy has produced and promoted Janey' s Glasgow Comedy Festival shows.

Alan Carr 
Ha Ha Comedy saw Channel 4 Friday Night Project star Alan Carr perform his first ever comedy spot at a competition in Manchester. 

He was so good the next week we gave him his first paid gig, then his first headline spot and first solo show. 

He recently appeared with us as a special guest at Maxwell's Fullmooners during the 2007 Glasgow Comedy Festival.

 
Matt Horne & Bruce Mackinnon -mat-and-mackinnon
Mat Horne is famous from his spots on Teachers, The Catherine Tate Show and most recently Gavin & Stacy.

Bruce Mackinnon will be familiar from The Office & Jeckyl.

Upon seeing their first open spot, Ha Ha Comedy gave Matt, along with double act partner Bruce MacKinnon, their first paid spots, headline spots and solo shows, which included a tour of The Hebrides where they ran Comedy workshops for school children.

 

 

The Big Yin Revisited
Just like his hero Billy Connolly, Garry Moir used to work in the shipyards on the Clyde. A former ITV Stars in Their Eyes Winner Garry started performing stand up comedy six years ago.

Annoyed with continually being told he sounded too much like the Big Yin he thought stuff it - If ye cannae beat them - impersonate them. 

Over the past four years Ha Ha Comedy has promoted The Big Yin Revisited festival shows, selling out bigger and bigger venues every single time. 

The Wee Man
With over a Million hits on Youtube and other video sites, The Wee Man has come a long way since his first open spot with Ha Ha Comedy.

His brother won our first Gong Show - the prize a case of beer. A year later the Wee Man won our Grand Gong Show - the prize 1,000.

Since then he got through to the final of the Scottish Comedian of the Year and into the pop charts with Neds Kru.

Patrick Monahan
Patrick Monahan first did an open spot for Ha Ha Comedy in Sept 2000. He was amazing - even better than the 3 time Perrier nominated headliner - we took him for a late night chinese meal before putting him back on the night train to London.

Since then he has become our favourite Irish Iranian comedian and has followed n the footsteps of Jimmy Carr and Alan Carr as the warm up man on BBC's Friday Night with Jonathon Ross.

Johnny Vegas
In the time before his friendship with a certain monkey Johnny Vegas was a regular with Ha Ha Comedy. In January 2000 we booked a show for Johnny in a small room ( 70 capacity ) above a pub in Altrincham. 

No tickets were sold in advance. If you were lucky you could only get into the gig by purchasing a raffle ticket at the downstairs bar from 5pm on the night of the show. A lucky 45 tickets were pulled  out the hat for an amazing show.

Over 400 people turned up trying to see the show - many of the unlucky ones waited downstairs in hope of catching a glimpse oft the big man. At the end of the night he appeared for them - bollock naked.

Lucy Porter
Before she hit the big time Lucy Porter was a regular headliner at Ha Ha Comedy gigs up and down the country.

Ha Ha Comedy promoted Lucy's first Glasgow Comedy Festival shows back in 2003, since then she has become one of the star attractions at festivals across the globe.

Lucy Porter joined us as a special guest at this years NO2ID gig in Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket.

Nina Conti
A long standing regular headliner at Ha Ha Comedy gigs, BBC New Comedy Award Winner Nina Conti had her first Glasgow Comedy Festival shows promoted by Ha Ha Comedy. Nina's 2003 show was the very first festival show to sell out.

Since then Nina has gone on to star in many TV and adio comedies, most notably with Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey in Black Books.

 

Des Mclean - Billy Connolly's Favourite comedian
Ha Ha Comedy has produced & promoted the Radio Clyde star's sell out Glasgow Comedy Festival shows for the past 5 years, culminating in a critically acclaimed show in Glasgow's City Halls which was recorded for DVD.
 

 

 

 

 

Ha Ha Comedy can manage all your Celebrity Stand Up Comedian and After Dinner Speaker needs for events throughout Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales as well as throughout Europe, Australia and the U.A.E.

Ha Ha Comedy Agency does not act as sole representative of any act shown, but as a  comedy booking agent for them.

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