HE’S been described as “very naughty and really quite rude” but also as a comedian capable of offering a deft blend of stupidity and truly impressive musicianship.
Duncan Oakley is one of a pair of comedians who line up for the Comedy Cellar at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Thursday, September 4.
Duncan has been a musician, composer and performer for 20 years, the last five as a full-time stand up. His work has earned him considerable acclaim and he’s appeared on UK radio and television, as well as making countless stage performances around Europe.
He’s nifty on a guitar and audiences quickly warm to his easy confidence and good-natured banter.
With the help of a loyal band of imaginary friends and anthropomorphised instruments he'll take you on an exuberant and educational rock 'n' roll journey.
As for the billing’s other lead performer, Kevin Bland, he is a writer and stand-up comedian who, it is said, stumbled on to a stage in June, 2005, to tell some jokes. He never looked back.
Smitten by the business he’s now acknowledged as a good- humoured, relaxed comic whose company is effortlessly enjoyable.
Irrespective of his name, this is a comedian whose laid-back, laconic style hides a ready wit and great timing.
Little wonder he’s in demand both for stand-up and regular compering.
At the LBT gig the compere’s job will be in the hands of Damion Larkin, who four years ago quit his job as a stockbroker to hit the comedy circuit.
He’s quick-witted, inventive and seen by many as a rising star.
The show starts at 8pm; the box office is 01484 430528.