GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

Jim Smallman

My name is Jim Smallman and I'm a full-time stand-up comedian based in Leicester.  I've been performing to decent acclaim for the past 3 and a half years and this is, of course, one of those emails where I harangue promoters who haven't seen me before for gigs, and remind those who have booked me in the past that I'm always looking for work.  I perform paid work across the UK - I'm a very accomplished MC or perform as opening / support 20-25, and recently have been headlining smaller clubs.

I was a Laughing Horse new act finalist in 2006, and Equity Comedian of the Year finalist in 2007.  I have performed in front of 2000 people at the Leicester Comedy Festival Preview Show (very positive review of this on Chortle) and have performed at the full spectrum of gigs - from packed student unions to rowdy "stag and hen" filled venues to debuting my hour long show in 2007's Leicester Comedy Festival to a sold-out audience and very positive response.

I'm never the best at selling myself, so I'll bring on the quotes:


"Anarchic and matey in equal measures, Smallman boasts a masterful rapport with the audience and clearly takes much delight in pushing the comedy boundaries... his manic energy was easily picked up by the punters" - Coventry Evening Telegraph

"... Jim Smallman had an impressive stage presence for one so new, holding his own amongst pros... he has great potential." - Chortle

"... Jim Smallman also shone... he looked completely at home in this lofty company. A laconic, sarcastic gag machine, he's certainly a comedian to keep an eye on" - Lincolnshire Echo

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