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Festival Patrons:
Bath Comedy Festival Patrons
Angela Vick, Arthur Smith, Barry Cryer OBE, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Ralph Oswick, Robert Brinkworth, Terry Jones

Bath Comedy Festival Team

Bath Comedy Festival team members include:

Nick Steel, Director

Nick SteelNick took over as Director in 2010 having been involved in the organisation since the Festival began.

Outside the Festival, Nick wears a few different hats - he runs his own Web and Systems company, Xerophon, and has several other entertainment roles not least as co-organiser of the big street party Widcombe Rising and the associated fund-raising Bonbon Cabarets. Nick also plays Hammond Organ, Mellotron and other vintage keyboards in a Prog Rock band, and DJs with wind-up gramophones as The Wind-Up Merchant. He is proud of his local area - he's on the committee of Widcombe Social Club and is usually involved in local happenings, including organising Widcombe's Christmas Trees each year.

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Alan Cassé & Valerie Caren, Front of House

Alan & Val Front of House Manager and Chief Steward

Alan Cassé is an experienced Front of House Manager with Bath Festivals, MozartFest and BathPhil. Nick Steel could see his Bath Comedy Festival growing in popularity every year so in 2012 asked him to join the team to run Front of House so that he could concentrate more on artist care.

Alan brought with him a team of experienced Stewards who now assist at all venues where needed. Valerie Caren is his assistant and Chief Steward. She runs Front of House when there is more than one venue operating at the same time. Alan and Valerie live in Walcot and also help with Widcombe Rising and Bath Fringe Events. Their favourite Festival Comics are Simon Evans and John Moloney.

Colin Callan, Chief Sound Engineer

Colin Callan

Bio coming soon

Geoff Whiting, New Act Competition

Louisa Gummer Geoff Whiting organises the Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition, and runs the Comedy Cavern in Bath.

Celebrating 16 years on the stand-up circuit, Geoff is an established comedian and popular compere with a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe and many corporate and private events with audiences from 12 to over 1,000 people. His funny, strong, versatile act lends itself to any occasion.

He has also made regular appearances on TV and radio, as well as being an excellent TV warm up having cut his teeth on a series of the BBC’s Shooting Stars. He has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O'Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst.

Geoff is also the driving force behind Mirth Control - the largest independant comedy booker in the UK, currently booking comedy shows into more than 80 venues nationwide.

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Louisa Gummer, Social Networking

Louisa Gummer All our social networking is co-ordinated by Louisa Gummer.

Louisa is a local girl (although she currently lives in London). An experienced actor & voiceover artist, Louisa also performed comedy parody songs at the first Bath Comedy Festival. She has Tweeted & Facebooked to all our comedic followers since the beginning of the Festival. Louisa works as a social media consultant for a number of clients both in the media & sporting worlds and is a passionate Bath Rugby supporter.

Favourite comedians: Adam Hills, Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and Bill Bailey.

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