O Wise Cobra! Tim is the ex Worldwide Creative Director of Publicis. He was responsible for ‘Papa! Nicole!’ and ‘Va-va-voom’. Now he keeps our Bespoke ship on course.
Chris is the client facing part of the operation. Creative, social and technical in equal measure. And he’s a dab hand on stage too.
Martin has been in the entertainment business for two decades. He’s adept at putting on huge shows and is our man for all show logistics.
Ah, dear Marc. Has run thousands of shows all over the country. An excellent organiser and also made a fortune selling fingerless gloves in 1983.
Bob runs the uber cool Forgery Club and is our link to all the hot new up and coming talent. Bob has also filmed and edited sketches for Russell Howard and many others of note.
A veteran of the UK comedy scene and highly credited animator. Mike knows all the ins and outs of running great comedy shows. All the nice graphics? That’s Mike.
Tony runs our outpost oop North and has a wealth of experience in private and corporate entertainment at all levels.
Andy is clever. Degrees and all that. He’s a planner, a man that thinks ahead… he’s the Head of The Wisdom Dept.
We are a unique bunch consisting of national circuit comedians, managers of a nationwide chain of comedy clubs plus a creative tech team that’s adept at everything from website and flyer design to sound rigs, lighting , filming and editing.
Every team member has been in the comedy business for over fifteen years. We’ve been backstage, on stage, above it and in front of it. We’ve managed, promoted and been part of comedy and comedy shows for over fifteen years. This exclusive mix enables us to cater for every requirement from hiring comedians to creating superb comedy shows to the more handmade events like our awesome Birthday and Celebration Event Ideas.
Finally, you’ll find our Corporate Comedy Services to be inventive, inspiring and so much more than the standard corporate offerings. We have a fresh innovative approach to our work, we know you’ll love the results.
What We Do
Our business is comedians and comedy and how it can make your life and business better…More…
How We Do It
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Or: The Secret Comedy Diary of Bespoke Comedy
(it’s all true – apart from the bit about the Findus Crispy Pancake)
1995, Reliance Pub, Old Street
Our first show, a young East End lad called Micky Flanagan closes the show, goes down a storm. We think he’s gonna be big.
Saw Johnny Vegas do his first gig in London, at Cluub Zarathustra (the brainchild of Stewart Lee and Simon Munnery) – which is one of the finest performances I have ever been privileged to see.
(NB – it was here that the insanely foul mouthed opera singer Lori Lixenberg first worked with Stewart Lee, they would go on to create ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’)
Today Tim Vine brought his Dad to the club (for the second time) to watch him perform. Tim was dead funny. He’s invited us to see his ‘Room of Props’ at his house. Exciting!
1 April, 2000
Hosted a rather interesting event at The Lewisham Theatre called ‘Fools Night’. Stephen K Amos was on, a freshly crowned ‘British Comedy Award Winner’. Sean Lock was there too – and was brilliant, as per. And that Terry Alderton. He’s bonkers, he is.
Ran a show next door to the Moulin Rouge (not much competition then…) with Adam Bloom, who in the downtime amazed us with his incredible close up magic skills. He’s a very clever man.
Spent a long time sitting in a dodgy Fulham pub with Russell Howard, wondering if we were going to get any payment from the promoters who had ‘just suddenly cancelled’ the show.
Shazia Mirza was being a cheeky monkey tonight – switching on the PA and making daft noises. Such a serious face for such a funny lady!
2004 – 31 December
Dragged Michael McIntyre between two shows in a mentally busy West End on New Years Eve. Then came home and had a Findus Crispy Pancake.