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Mo Gilligan


Fresh from his smash hit global Netflix release, BAFTA nomination and No.1 trending entertainment show on Channel 4, Mo Gilligan has raised the bar once again – announcing a huge World Tour for 2020.


One of the UK’s biggest break out stars is bringing his brand new show: There’s Mo to Life to venues all across the UK, America, Australia and right across Europe.


His debut Netflix Original Stand Up Special Momentum was globally released in 190 countries to huge critical and audience acclaim.


2019 was another hugely successful year for Mo – with numerous award wins and nominations, recoding The Big Narstie Show Series 2 and his landing his own hit Channel 4 series The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan. He was named The Funniest Man in Britain by The Times and his debut Coupla Cans stand up tour came to a close selling over 50,000 tickets including a huge two week West End residency.


Performed at BanterBash - Tropicana Beach Club on 09/07/2018



Over the past decade, Axel Blake has built his reputation, on and offline, as one of the UK’s leading entertainers. His confident and animated persona captivates his audience whether he is delivering stand-up comedy, presenting for the likes of Crep Protect, UNILAD or SBTV, hosting shows or creating his hilarious viral video sketches.


The presenter and social media star, has long established his position in the world of comedy, firstly as a rising star before solidifying his place as a champion comic and robust headliner.


Whilst still young at heart, Axel’s truthful and observational style of stand-up comedy highlights his experience on the scene, the growth of this rounded entertainer has been sensational, with international credits, headline shows up and down the country as well as support slots alongside big names such as Eddie Griffin, Smokey Suarez, Capone, Richard Blackwood, Coco Brown and Joe Torry.


First performed for BanterBash – Funny and Furious on 24/02/2018

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Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas hit the ground running. In his first three years as a stand up, he found himself in on less than eight competition finals including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year.


Tez is one of the stars of hit sitcom Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), and has appeared on Mock The Week (BBC Two), The Last Leg (Channel 4), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal (LOL Network), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and starred in both his own Channel 4 comedy pilot, Bounty (which has become the most watched show on the format’s 10 year history), and fronted his own satirical entertainment series, The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), to huge critical acclaim.


Performed at BanterBash – Megaro Bar on 10/12/2019

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Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up making a serious name for himself. Passionate about making politics accessible to his peers, his comedy presents beautifully crafted slick routines with confident cutting edge flair.


2019 was an outstanding year for Kae. He is now recognised as one of the UK’s fastest rising online comedy stars, creating and curating short form content across a range of platforms, particularly notable for this hit podcast Quota’s Full. His debut Stand Up Special Kurd Your Enthusiasm was another huge success with’s Creative Director noting “It’s intriguing – and exciting – that a performer with such a slick mainstream swagger is able to weave so many socio-political issues into his act”.


TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Don’t Hate the Playaz as both writer and on screen talent (ITV2), The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), Know Your Rights (Own series on Channel 4 OD), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central), Three Guys Eat (BBC Three) and BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night.


Performed at BanterBash – Megaro Bar on 28/01/2020

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Having started stand-up comedy back in 2010, Aurie has tirelessly honed his craft and his likeable charisma has earned him fans in the thousands.


Starting out as a function host, he quickly became a favourite of many universities across the UK for his easy going nature and quick wit. He was a regular master of ceremonies for both club and comedy nights before deciding to turn his attention solely towards stand-up.


In 2016, Aurie self-produced and toured his first live stand-up comedy special "Working... Hardly!", around the UK, with all dates completely sold out. In 2017, he toured his second "Straight Up!" again with all shows sold out. Due to overwhelming demand, both tours were extended. 2019 saw him finish his third sold out tour ‘Just Like That’.


Aurie currently presents 'The Scene' on BBC Radio London, every Monday night from 8pm - 10pm, where he invites guests from all corners of entertainment to interview and discuss current affairs, with a comical twist. Aurie also is the main presenter on the "No Escapin' This" Podcast, available on Spotify, Apple Music & more. You can also catch Aurie in his element as an avid gamer on the RePlay Gang Livestreams, on Youtube.


First performed at BanterBoat – Pirates of the River Thames on 26/07/2019

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