Bug Jam

Bug Jam Comedy

Bug Jam hosts two days of comedy by Bound & Gagged, featuring some of the most hilarious comics in the UK, so grab a beer and put your funnybone in a cast- this a sidesplitting way to pass the afternoon.

WARNING: Comedy performances may contain adult language and content.

Comedy Lineup

Friday (4:00pm – 5:30pm ) Saturday (1:00pm – 4:00pm)

Compere: Tony Basnett

Tony Basnett Info 4:00 – 4:15pm

Jon Pearson Info 4:15 – 4.45pm

Matt Price Info 4:55 – 5:25pm



Compere: Sully O’Sullivan

Sully O'Sullivan Info 1:00 – 1:10pm

Ian Smith Info 1:10 – 1:30pm

Sean Percival Info 1:35 – 1:55pm

Chris McCausland Info 2:00 – 2:20pm

Dimitri Bakanov Info 2:25 – 2:45pm

Steve Gribbin Info 2:50 – 3:10pm

Leo Kearse Info 3:15 – 3:35pm

Rudi Lickwood Info 3:35 – 4:00pm

Comedian Info

Tony Basnett

Tony Basnett

Tony Basnett is a young and exciting act, with bundles of energy and enthusiasm. He is a playful and cheeky performer with a childish outlook on anything and everything. He's reached the final of numerous competitions including Comedy Central Student of the year, Beat the Frog World Series, Harrogate Comedian of the year and Preston Comedian of the Year. (Always the finalist, never a prize)

Currently performing at the big UK based clubs such as The Stand, Manfords Comedy Clubs, Jongleurs, Alexanders, Baby Blue and many more.

“He makes naturally funny look effortless”- Patrick Monahan
"excellent" Gigglebeats (MC)

"undoubtedly funny with a healthy dose of confidence” Gigglebeats (set)

“Genuinely rib-tickling material coupled with an effortlessly confident yet reassuringly laid-back demeanour, Mr Basnett is a compelling and welcome addition to any evening of quality stand-up” Spotlight Comedy

Jon Pearson

Jon Pearson

Jon's laid back storytelling has audiences hanging on his every word. With hilarious tales based around his own life experiences, his anecdotes are relatable and certain to have audiences in hysterics.

As well as being a regular act and compere at the biggest comedy clubs across the UK, Jon also has two successful Edinburgh runs under his belt and a sell-out show Tall Order at Melton Theatre, as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

Jon also runs and is resident MC for his own collaboration show, Wax Comical; a regular sell out at the Noel’s Arms in Melton Mowbray.

"Brilliant and witty gags with a natural ability for working an audience", EdFringeReview.com

"Very tall and hugely funny", Lucy Porter

"Brilliant", Shropshire Star

"what impressed me most, was his ability to switch from material to banter and back without batting an eyelid.", Nottscomedyreview
"Brilliant and witty gags with a natural ability for working an audience", EdFringeReview.com

"Jon performed beyond expectations. Warm, friendly and as funny as ever, Jon quipped with the audience who were in stitches! ", The Stone Gazette

Matt Price

Matt Price

Among his fellow comics Matt Price is known for having some of the most extraordinary and outrageous stories drawn from the wilder side of life. And yet this self effacing Cornish born comic brings real warmth and heart to his tales - as well as finding some audacious laughs in the most unexpected places. Price’s easy going charm has made him a favourite on the UK and International circuit and he has the skill to win over the toughest audiences.

“Price is a terrific comedian and wonderful storyteller …. His Cornish burr becomes the whole bestiary of appalling characters that populate this gripping tale that engenders a gasp for every guffaw.” Kate Copstick, The Scotsman 

Sully O'Sullivan

Sully O'Sullivan

Sully O'Sullivan's been declared a highlight of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival by The NZ Herald, a highlight of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival by The Scotsman, featured on Australian TV’s The Comedy Channel, hosted a sellout standup tour of Croatia, won Canada’s annual Improvaganza Tournament, and completed 2 UK national tours supporting cult Heavy Metal Comic Steve Hughes.

“a blast of hilarity” Manchester Evening News

"quintessentially Kiwi comedy" The Press (NZ)

“a wicked sense of humour” BBC

“his timing and wit were impeccable!” The Australian Times

“perfectly dropped punchlines” Steve Bennett, Chortle

“a unique comedy experience” The New Current

“a crucial mix of cynicism, intelligence and menace with some killer punchlines thrown in.” music-news.com

"had us all in paroxysms of laughter.....he is going to be a comedy superstar!” Back Street Heroes Magazine

“had the audience showing their appreciation with fits of laughter and applause” channel4.com

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Since starting at a young age, Ian has developed a reputation as an exciting, creative comic. Mixing conversational, energetic storytelling and observations with unique set pieces and an exceptional skill for improvisation - Ian is a regular at the biggest comedy clubs in the UK. Ian has appeared on BBC Three at the Fringe, Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3) and The Funny Thing About… (Channel 5) and acted in BBC2 sitcom Popatron, Sky comedy Officially Special and BBC1 drama, The Ark. He's also one third of iTunes top-charting podcast, The Magic Sponge, alongside Rob Beckett.

“You’d do well to catch him now before his inevitable jump to the big time” The Telegraph

“Proper star quality”  The Guardian

“Ian Smith’s carefully crafted five-star act is one of the best you will see at the festival” The Mirror

Sean Percival

Sean Percival

Sean Percival is a standup comedian from Dudley of which he says “It’s a lovely place to come from but bloody horrible to go back to”. Dudley is, of course, also the home town of Lenny Henry and while Sean admits to being jealous of Lenny’s INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL TV career, he’s glad he never had to sleep with Dawn French.
Sean has never been a REGULAR PANELIST on HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU neither has he appeared on MOCK THE WEEK, but he did recently spend two years writing and performing on Capital FMs drive time radio show in Birmingham. Although the show was never NOMINATED FOR A SONY AWARD it did receive a RECORD AMOUNT of complaints.

Sean enjoys moaning and feeling sorry for himself and dislikes reading misleading biogs with made up quotes in them.

“He’s not wacky, he’s not surreal, he’s just bloody funny”

“..destined for superstardom”

Chris McCausland

Chris McCausland

Chris McCausland is a blind stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, who is from the United Kingdom of England.

He has been performing stand-up since 2003, and is firmly established at the top of the UK’s live comedy circuit. You can catch Chris performing all over the country, including regularly at the world famous Comedy Store in the heart of London’s West End.

Between 2005 and 2012, Chris took six different stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Festival, and in 2011 was awarded the Creative Diversity Award for Comedy by a Channel 4 led panel of broadcasters that included the BBC, ITV, and Sky.
Chris has performed all over the world, including India, Singapore, Malaysia, across the Middle East, and throughout Europe.
Chris McCausland is the only professional comedian in the world who is blind.

Dimitri Bakanov

Dimitri Bakanov

Dimitri has fast proved an audience favourite with his honest, sharp and sometimes dark humour.  Quickly establishing himself as one to watch he reached the finals of three major completions. Dimitri is currently performing to great reception in comedy clubs all over the country and as far afield as Moscow, Dublin, Bangkok, Oslo and Copenhagen.

“Dark, charming and never far from a quality punchline”
— Mike Manera, Piccadilly Comedy Club

Leicester Square Theatre New Act of the Year 2014 - Finalist

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2015 - Finalist

So You Think You're Funny 2015 - Semi-Finalist

Amused Moose Laugh Off 2015 - Semi-Finalist

Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin

Steve Gribbin is a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit.
Steve’s original comedy songs combine razor sharp lyrics with tunes that put their foot in the door of your mind and refuse to leave. Firmly based in rock ‘n’ roll and refusing to pull no punches, these are not the ‘oh so witty’ ditties of penguin-suited plink plonk piano playing posh gobs. They are that rarity – comedy songs which are actually funny.

For nine years Steve was the smaller one in the dynamic comedy duo Skint Video, stalwart’s of the Edinburgh Festival, appearing on countless television programmes such as Saturday Live, radio such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and their own show in 1992/3 Songlines (BBC Radio 1). Skint Video went their different ways in 1993, since then Steve has been storming across the UK and Ireland as a solo artiste.

Leo Kearse

Leo Kearse

Lanky Scot Leo Kearse is part of the new wave of bold American-inspired comedians, taking the big UK clubs by storm. He regularly works for The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Comedy Loft, Jongleurs,Top Secret, Backyard Club, TED Entertainment and many others. Based in London, Leo has toured internationally, performing on four continents.

Leo has written for comedian’s live TV appearances including Question Time, as well as published articles for The Telegraph, and comedy websites. Alongside his straight stand-up, he also performs at festivals and cabaret nights as the spandex-clad improvising Pun-Man.

Leo is the co-creator of the hit show Hate 'n' Live, which has comedians "hating on" topics, suggested by the audience.
2017 will see him performing at the Edinburgh festival with his solo show “I Can Make You Tory”, Hate ‘n’ Live and the AAA Late Show at the Pleasance.

Leo is a regular co-presenter on TalkSPORT Extra Time and Fubar Radio's Mark Dolan Eats The News.

Scottish Comedian of the Year 2nd place 2016

UK Pun Champion 2015

Laughing Horse New Act finalist 2012

Leicester Square New Act finalist 2012

Chelmsford Comedian of the Year 2012

Rudi Lickwood

Rudi Lickwood

With a super confident playful personality oozing charisma, Rudi’s infectious charm has made him a desirable commodity. Using his sense of humour and razor-sharp material, Rudi has built an outstanding list of Radio and Television projects with  his headline performances at esteemed venues across the UK. Recent television and media projects include; Get me the Producer (Ch4) and Funny Business (BBC2), plus a nationwide project with Mediatheme hosting the most comprehensive comedy entertainment system to date. Rudi is currently working the series ‘Lickwood’ with BAFTA award-winning writer Sharon Foster.

Working closely with the Combined Forces Entertainment (CSE), Rudi has toured in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, keeping the troops entertained all over the world. A charming character, Rudi is loved wherever he performs.Rudi has also presented awards and performed at high-profile events for companies such as American Express, British Telecom Heinz, Diageo and Coca-Cola.

‘Irresistible…he’s going to be massive’ The Guardian

“Wembley should just about contain him” The Stage

‘Easily the funniest new comic I’ve seen this year’ GLR

“Observant engaging interactive comic whose routines roll out like warm custard over Spotted Dick.” The Independent



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