2015's line-up of performers included iTunes Album of the Year winner Lianne La Havas, BBC Sound of 2015 nominee Rae Morris, contagiously catchy bands Sam and the Womp and Molotov Jukebox, MOBO nominee Jamie Woon, top DJs East India Youth and The 2 Bears (Raf Daddy), 'Show Me Heaven' star Maria McKee, YouTube sensation Patrick Wolf, DJ and former Streets front-man Mike Skinner, and many, many more. View the full line-up below.


Past HowTheLightGetsIn events have been presided over by the likes of musical icon in-the-making Sandi Thom, Starsailor frontman James Walsh, gypsy dance masters Molotov Jukebox, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and two of Britain's greatest DJs, Mr. Scruff and Andrew Weatherall.


Here are Just a Few of the Outstanding Performers

from HowTheLightGetsIn 2015...


Lianne La Havas

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter extraordinaire, La Havas was featured on Prince's latest record. Her debut album 'Is Your Love Big Enough' was hailed as iTunes Album of the Year.

"A small-hours sound in which jazz, folk and soul rub bare shoulders" Guardian


Rae Morris

This rising star is setting the synthpop scene on fire. Fresh from her BBC Sound of 2015 nomination and collaborations with Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit, catch her while you still can.


"Rae Morris is becoming the country's most beloved singer-songwriter'" Zane Lowe, Radio 1


Maria McKee

Celebrated for her massive number one nineties hit 'Show Me Heaven', Maria McKee has sung with music powerhouses U2, Van Morrison and Robbie Robertson, as well as being responsible for the only original song on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. In Europe for just a handful of dates, HowTheLightGetsIn welcomes this music legend to the stage this summer.


"McKee has the kind of richly expressive voice that could make almost any song sound good" Time Out


Luke Sital-Singh

Luke Sital-Singh is "destined to take folk traditions in unexpected directions" (Guardian) and was featured on Radio 1's In New Music We Trust. He supported rock legend Robert Plant at the 2014 iTunes Festival and was featured on the BBC's Sound of 2014 list.


"This tremulous-voiced troubadour could be a British Bon Iver" Guardian


Cara Dillon

Gifted with "the world's most beautiful female voice", Cara Dillon is one of the finest exponents of Irish folk.


"Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice'" Q Magazine



This melodic indie quartet burst onto the scene following their performance on the BBC's Later...with Jools Holland alongside the likes of Sting, Norah Jones and the Foo Fighters. They've been mesmerizing crowds with their folky sensitivity ever since.


"Short on ego but long on soul" Helen Brown


The Correspondents

A history of dance music in all its forms, wrapped in swing hop and thrown into the crowd with high-speed MC lyrics of love, lust and loss: The Correspondents are back. Consistently ranked in the Telegraph’s top ten Glastonbury moments, the flamboyantly dressed duo are both relentlessly fun and brilliant in their ability to merge electro, jazz, hip hop and pretty much anything else into one big knees-up.


"As a live act The Correspondents are a must see, high-octane outfit with more pizzazz than you can shake a brogue at" Clash Music


Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos

Known for their energetic and extravagant performances, this genre-defying quintet have been busy enthralling Glastonbury and Secret Garden with their insane klezma-gypsy-jazz fusion. With TV appearances on the BBC and Channel 4's Evo Music Rooms under their belt, this raucous gang will have you dancing 'till dawn.


"Wild and untameable" Matthew Linley


Abigail Collins [30] 

Having been crowned Best Comic Act at Milan Burlseque Award, Collins’ comic character creations are incredibly in demand.

Ivo Graham [499] 

Winning the So You Think You’re Funny? title at the tender age of 18, Graham is a precociously talented stand-up with a wonderful command of language.

Patrick Wolf [111] 

Britain's foremost pop pioneer' according to NME, Patrick Wolf's fusion of pop and classical has earnt him collaborations with Patti Smith, Florence and the Machine and Tilda Swinton.

Afriquoi [27] 

Stars of the London Olympics, Afroqui have taken their blend of fresh UK beats, African melody and dancehall vocals everywhere from Glastonbury to Boomtown.

Jamie Woon [32] 

Fellow BRIT school grad of Amy Winehouse and Jessie J, this MOBO award and BBC Best Newcomer nominee brings his contagious blend of pop and dubstep to the stage.

Phillip Gross [296] 

An awardwinning novelist, playright, academic and poet, Phillip Gross' collections include The Water Table, which won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2009.

Ahir Shah [498] 

A Cambridge Footlights alumnus and So You Think You’re Funny? Finalist, Ahir Shah’s stand-up is “charismatic and of rewardingly cerebral approach” (Guardian).

Jazz Morley [367] 

Appearing on a moving BBC 3 documentary, as well as being invited to the BBC Introducing Musicians Masterclass, Jazz Morley is renowned for her emotive soul.

Pierre Novellie [117] 

South African born, Isle of Man bred Pierre Novellie is a former Cambridge Footlight and won the prestigious Amused Moose Laugh Off at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Alasdair Roberts [373] 

"Eclectic song writer and virtuoso lyricist" (Quietus) Alasdair Roberts has performed alongside Lou Reed and is renowned for infusing his own style into Scottish folk traditions.

Jeremy Tuplin [95] 

Seasoned traveller and folk extraordinaire, Jeremy Tuplin’s sound journeys from blues to Americana, via the West Country. He was voted Artist of the Week by Right Chord Music.

Polly and the Billets Doux [315] 

This fiercely independent band hit the Top 20 on BBC Radio 1’s Indie Chart with their distinct sound comprised of blues, country, folk, soul and gospel.

Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos [496] 

The "wild and untameable" musical fusion of this eclectic quintet has rocked festivals and broadcast studios from Glastonbury to the BBC.

Jonny Pelham [37] 

A compelling rising star, Pelham has been a runner-up and finalist in two of the UK’s most important comedy competitions: the BBC New Comedy Award and So You Think You’re Funny?

Rae Morris [258] 

This rising star is setting the synthpop scene on fire. Fresh from her BBC Sound of 2015 nomination and Bombay Bicycle Club collaboration, catch her while you still can.

Alex Kealy [268] 

Reaching the final of So You Think You’re Funny? in his first year of stand-up, Alex Kealy is “hugely funny” (Broadway Baby).

Joseph Morpurgo [187] 

An astonishingly good improviser - evinced by his work with hit literary-themed improv troupe Austentatious - Morpurgo’s solo character comedy is “an absolute revelation” (Fest).

Railroad Bill [435] 

A tornado of folk, blues, rock 'n' roll, and jazz, Railroad Bill has mesmerized crowds across the world, from Scotland to Singapore, for nearly 30 years.

Alfie Brown [118] 

Alfie Brown’s provocative comedy pushes and engages boundaries - he “could become one of the most important, incisive comedians of his generation" (Chortle).

Justin Robertson [38] 

Certified King of Clubland, Justin Robertson trailblazed the Electronic Music scene. He has remixed the likes of Fatboy Slim, Björk and The Chemical Brothers.

Retro Vacation [434] 

Regular DJ’s at London’s hottest venues including Soho House, Retro Vacation spin a riotous mix of disco, electronica and nudisco.

Alfie Connor [483] 

A new Sheffield artist surrounded by an electrifying buzz after his "killer track" (Hillydilly) had its radio debut on BBC 1's Next Hype.

Kalakuta Millionaires [106] 

Topping the World Music charts with their debut album, Kalakuta Millionaires have appeared on Radio 2 and BBC 6 music, stealing the shows with with their soulful funk.

Robyn Hitchcock [468] 

A British singer-songwriter and guitarist with a career spanning four decades, Robyn Hitchcock's eccentric pop songs have a dedicated cult following.

Alison Levi [105] 

Having scored the soundtrack for a US horror film, been featured in DJ Mag's Top Ten, and hailed by StagedoorFM, Alsion Levi is going from strength to strength.

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman [192] 

Winners of BBC Folk Award’s Best Duo title, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have firmly established themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

Robyn Sherwell [264] 

With backing from BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, this “soulful newcomer with a hip hop heart” (Clash) creates beautifully crafted and moving down-tempo melodies.

AOSOON [426] [487] 

Their track Under has been played nearly 1.5 million times on Youtube. This London duo's  careless ease will "make you feel like conquering the world" (Wild Honey Pie).

Katia Kvinge [369] 

A versatile character comedian and stand-up, the “naturally funny” (The Skinny) Katia Kvinge has trained with Philippe Gaulier in Paris and at Second City’s Los Angeles Conservatory.

Rory O'Keefe

Former director of The Oxford Revue and sketch performer with Sketchfest Audience Choice-winning Rory and Tim, Rory O’Keeffe is a stand-up with a keen eye for satirising hypocrisies.

Arhai [310] 

This London-based electronic duo have been praised for their outstanding musicianship which blends traditional instruments of the Balkans with ethereal, multilayered vocals.

Kimberley Anne [423] 

With three EPs released and a debut album in 2015, BRIT school alumni Kimberley Anne has made a name for herself by recording for BBC's Maida Vale Sessions.

Rosie and the Goldbug [22] 

Rosie and the Goldbug has a new single due for release in May, and have been described as "Siouxsie & The Banshees and Cyndy Lauper having a sing-off with Kate Bush" (Q Magazine).

Baila la Cumbia [376] 

Spreading their infectious latin rhythms from Glastonbury and Shambala to WOMAD, this Bristol-based 10-piece band is rapidly becoming the UK's premier Cumbia act.

Kish Mauve [493] 

London Electropop stylists who have collaborated with Kylie Minogue and soundtracked Dirty Sexy Money with their beguiling mix of 80s synth textures and Stevie Nicks vocals.

RSVP [484] 

WOMAD favourites RSVP  have spearheaded the renaissance of live Punjabi music in the UK and have been dubbed "The hottest band on the Bhangra scene." (Asian Times)

Beans On Toast [257] 

With a cult following that has only grown since opening for Glastonbury, Beans on Toast's six studio-albums have seen guest vocals from the likes of Frank Turner, Emmy the Great and The Holloways.

Kizzy Crawford [26] 

With live performances on Radio 4 and in the House of Commons, Welsh-Barbadian songstress Kizzy Crawford has been named BBC Horizons artist of the year, as well as BBC Wale’s Single & Artist of the Week.

Ru Robinson [378] 

Ru is the go-to DJ for Bestival's Son Caméléon stage, and guaranteed to get a party started wherever he goes.

Ben Target [573] 

Ben Target’s debut hour Discover Ben Target earned the comedian stellar reviews and an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer.

Labi Siffre [316] 

In a 50-year career, poet, song-writer, and singer Labi Siffre has played Soho jazz clubs, been covered by Madness & Kenny Rogers, sampled by Eminem, Kanye West, Jay-Z & Dr Dre, and gained global status with his self-affirmation anthem ‘Something Inside So Strong’. Don't miss his poetry performance at HowTheLightGetsIn, his first major reading in 15 years.

Salena Godden [284] 

Poet, performer and author Salena Godden has featured regularly on BBC The Verb and Spoken Word. She also records and performs with ska-punk duo SaltPeter.

Blaenavon Male Voice Choir [631] 

Founded in 1910, the Blaenavon Male Choir has toured Wales and California, and has closed every HTLGI, leaving audiences wet-eyed and awe-struck.

Liam Bailey [0] 

Co-writer of the Chase & Status hit, 'Blind Faith', Bailey's soulful retro R&B has been hailed as a bona fide answer to Amy Winehouse's distinct sound.

Sam and the Womp [195] 

With their debut single 'Bom Bom' reaching No. 1 in the UK charts and selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, Sam and the Womp are renowned for their contagiously catchy tunes.

Brett Goldstein [0] 

An actor (Uncle, Ricky Gervais’ Derek), writer (Stand Up for the Week) and stand-up comic, Brett Goldstein is a “captivating” (Chortle) storyteller.

Liam Williams [35] 

Away from his duties as one-third of sketch game-changers Sheeps, Williams has also had meteoric success as a stand-up comedian, and was runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny?

Sam Fletcher [107] 

One-time technician to Tim Key and an innovative multimedia stand-up in his own right, Sam Fletcher’s shows earned him a nomination for Edinburgh Best Newcomer.

Bright Light Bright Light [33] 

Hailed as the hottest new thing in music by Elton John, Bright Light Bright Light’s debut album made it to the top five of the Guardian Reader’s Album of the year award.

Lianna La Havas [577] 

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter extraordinaire, La Havas was featured on Prince's latest record. Her debut album was hailed as iTunes Album of the Year.

Sarah Gillespie [570] 

Likened to folk greats including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and PJ Harvey, BBC Radio 4 regular Sarah Gillespie sets her incisive lyrics against a backdrop of bluesy acoustic guitar, accordion and double bass.

Cara Dillon [578] 

Gifted with "the world's most beautiful female voice" (Q magazine), Cara Dillon is one of the finest exponents of Irish folk.

Lou Sanders [0] 

A “bonkers” (Time Out) whirlwind of energy on stage, comedian Lou Sanders also has the imagination and strength of writing to draw audiences into her surrealism and story-telling.

Serafina Steer [5] 

The Sunday Times call harpist/singer/songwriter Serafina Steer “beguiling”. Jarvis Cocker’s also a fan, and produced her album The Moths Are Real, which Rough Trade then made Album of the Month.

Cave Mouth [18] 

With their latest video showcased on BBC Introducing, Cave Mouth pair their blues, funk and hip-hop with a sound that has been compared to the likes of The White Stripes.

Luke Daniels [569] 

Soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Luke Daniels melds his multi-instrumentalist talents with “exceptional writing” (Maverick) to produce intensely moving folk.

Sink the Pink [194] 

Founded in East London in 2008 as an antidote to expensive, soulless megaclubs, the drag-queen divas of Sink the Pink have been hailed as "London's most exciting night" (AnOther Man).

Ceilidh Liberation Front [266] 

With performances ranging from Southbank Centre to the Roundhouse, 'London's subversive seven-strong Ceilidh troupe' (Time Out) are tearing up the rule-book of traditional ceilidh music and dancing.

Luke Kennard [307] 

A contemporary poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, Luke Kennard's second collection of poetry was shortlisted for The Forward Prize.

Sion Russel Jones [3] 

With a sound likened to Newton Faulkner and Paul Simon, this rising folk star was voted BBC Radio Wales’s Artist of the Week.

Climbing Trees [311] 

Pioneers of the self-coined  ‘Cymrucana’ scene, Climbing Trees have supported Jamie Cullum and their wall-of-sound instrumentation has been celebrated by the BBC.

Luke Sital-Singh [494] 

Luke Sital-Singh is "destined to take folk traditions in unexpected directions" (Guardian) and has been featured on Radio 1's In New Music We Trust.

Skinny Lister [261] 

Not your average rambunctious rum-fuelled party folk band, Skinny Lister were named PRS’ "Hardest Working Band"  and have been compared to everyone from the Pogues to Johnny Rooster Byron.

Collective 43 [576] 

Collective 43 is a anarchic collection of musicians that mix tubas, trumpets, drums, saxophones, ukuleles, banjos, and more into one big pulsing New Orleans engine.

Luke Wright [364] [417] 

Time Out Critic's Choice of the Year, Luke Wright has written and performed 8 one-man shows since 2006 and performed them from Australia to Hong Kong.

Son of Dave [429] 

Member of Grammy nominated Crash Test Dummies, Son of Dave’s solo work is a “raw funky gumbo” (Telegraph) that consists of earthy blues, beat-box and harmonica.

Crazy P [267] 

Winners of iTune's Best Dance Album, "the hottest ticket on the live circuit" (BBC) have influenced a generation of party-hounds with their blend of house, disco and soul.

Lyndsay Evans [269] 

A DJ and percussionist extraordinaire, Lyndsay Evans has banged the drums for everyone from Ricky Martin to Amy Winehouse before she took on her onewoman DJ-meets-live-percussion party quest.

South West Lindy Hoppers [492] 

An Exeter-based group of lindy hop enthusiasts formed in 2004, they swing to the best of Big Band Jive and Blues, reminiscent of Harlem in the 20's and 30's.

Dusty Limits [370] 

Dusty Limits was named one of the four neo-cabaret guards by Time Out and has been at the forefront of the world of neo-cabaret for over a decade.

Magic Hat Stand [114] [580] 

Centring their nights around a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand with over two hundred hats, this party collective was founded to bring glitter, hats and adventurous music back on the agenda.

Spiro [25] 

Spiro have been championed by the likes of the Guardian, Independent and Time Out. These Bristol-based folk titans are known for their soul stirring and experimental blend of the violin, mandolin, accordion and cello.

East India Youth [191] 

Having topped the Guardian’s Breakthrough of 2014 list and won Time Out’s Album of the week, Doyle’s debut album has been hailed a “heart-spinning, utterly exhilarating supernova”.

Mammal Hands [259] 

A rising star on the jazz scene, the "hypnotic appeal" (London Jazz News) of this tight-knit trio has taken them from the streets of Norwich to the concert halls of London and the green fields of Love Supreme in just over two years.

Stornoway [31] 

This melodic indie quartet burst onto the scene following their performance on BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland. And they’ve been mesmerizing crowds with their folky sensitivity ever since.

Ed Aczel [193] 

Ed Aczel uses his bizarre brand of ‘anti-comedy’ to create laughs out of his own shortcomings, winning the Malcolm Hardee Award for comic originality in the process.

Maria McKee [571] 

Famed for her No. 1 song 'Show Me Heaven', this “gleefully bombastic” (Time Out) music legend has played with the likes of  U2, Van Morrison and Robbie Robertson.

Stuart Laws [584] 

Comedian Stuart Laws has, with his own mix of observations and silliness, supported James Acaster on tour. He also runs comedy production company Turtle Canyon Comedy.

Elder Island [104] 

This Bristol trio have been charming crowds with their electro-synthpop since playing on BBC Introducing this year.

Mark Stephenson [377] 

A runner-up in the Leicester Square and Laughing Horse New Act competitions, Stephenson focuses his observational prowess on the darker sides of life, “making misery beautiful” (Chortle).

Tania Edwards [318] 

“Star of the future” (SW Magazine) Tania Edwards is a stand-up comic and writer, whose credits include Mock The Week as a writer and Radio 4 as a stand-up.

Emma Stevens [185] 

Her musical career started at 3, and since then Emma Stevens has written a No.1 single, recorded in LA and Nashville and worked with Kate Nash.

Mat Ewins [312] 

Mat Ewins mixes characters, multimedia and audience interaction to produce innovative shows, and is a co-founder of Bearpit Podcast, “a modern-day comic strip” (Chortle).

Tankus The Henge [6] 

Heralded as one of Time Out’s ‘Rising Stars’ Tankus The Henge draws their inspiration from rock, ska, gypsy and Balkan music.

Ewan Pearson [119] 

DJ Pearson has played from Panoramabar to Space, and published Discographies, an unashamedly highbrow critique of club culture. He is one of world’s biggest dance music producers and remixers.

Max Fletcher [583] 

A one-man sketch comic, Max Fletcher’s comedy, replete with repetition and inspired by monotony, wears its Beckettian influences on its sleeve. He also makes a mean ragu.

That Pair [495] 

Multi-skilled performers, comedy double-act That Pair do everything from puppeteering to ballroom dancing to appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama.

FEMME [186] [241] 

A one woman powerhouse", FEMME mixes and performs all of her tracks herself and won the Rising Star prize at last year's London Music Awards.

Mike Skinner [500] 

Mike Skinner’s recent album Original Pirate Material was voted Album of the Decade by the Guardian. Having retired the iconic moniker of The Streets, he continues to make his mark on the British music scene.

The 2 Bears (Raf Daddy) [115] 

Comprised of Hot Chip's Joe Goddard and renowned don of the decks, Raf Daddy. Raf will be bringing their original sound to Hay this summer, joined by wild drag queen troupe, Sink the Pink.

Fiona Bevan [317] 

Writer of One Direction's award-winning hit Little Things, Fiona Bevan's timeless pop-in-disguise had BBC snatch her up for a film about songwriting.

Mike Wozniak [579] 

Boasting a moustache admiringly described as “luxuriant” (Chortle), this former doctor and Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee has won the Time Out New Act Award since transitioning to a career in comedy.

The Correspondents [572] 

Getting crowds afrenzy with their unique and visually bonkers mashup of swing and all things dance, delivered via MC and lots of crazy dancing, The Correspondents have rocked Glastonbury and HTLGI.

Gemma Rogers & the Mil Men [355] [424] 

Captivating audiences from Glastonbury to Latitude, Gemma Rogers and The Mil Men bring their magic blend of music and spoken word poetry to Hay this summer.

Minima [627] 

With their audacious interpretations of classic and avant-garde films, Minima is a critically praised ensemble that paint soundscapes to silent movies.

The Most Ugly Child [183] 

These guys are the successors to Dolly's country crown. 6 Music can't get enough of their rousing fiddle breaks and footstomping banjos.

Grainne Maguire [433] 

A writer, comedian and columnist, Maguire received the prestigious Radio 4 Comedy Writer’s bursary in 2013 and has featured on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central.

Mista Trick [199] 

Producer Mista Trick has his own unique electro swing, glitch hop, ghetto funk sound. Statuesque Elle and the pint size Belles bring vintage charm.

Tom Robinson [160] 

A broadcaster and songwriter, Tom Robinson has hosted weekly shows on BBC Radio 6 since 2002. He’s released 14 albums in his career as a recording artist and leads Rock Against Racism.

Harriet Kemsley [198] 

A finalist in numerous new act comedy competitions, winning Bath, Brighton and UpTheCreek, Kemsley has been making waves with her unique rabbit-in-headlights on-stage persona.

Molotov Jukebox [581] 

Fronted by Natalia Tena, Molotov Jukebox are a relentlessly fiery London 6-piece who’ve been causing a storm from the UK all the way to Brazil.

Undercover Hippy [432] 

Playing at the UK’s biggest festivals and working with the likes of Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club, Undercover Hippy pairs his dangerously catchy hooks with playfully provocative lyrics.

Helen Duff [425] 

Helen Duff is the talented writer and performer of "Vanity Bites Back", an Edinburgh Fringe First Theatre-nominated piece (also selected to perform at Adelaide Festival) that mixes clowning, improvisation and stand-up to serve as “a bold way to tackle a taboo subject” (Broadway Baby).

Moulettes [488] 

When Mumford and Sons and Holloways members collided with Seasick Steve and Bonobo collaborators, the result was nothing less than a folk supergroup.

Violet Skies [368] 

With support from BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, Violet Skies received critical acclaim after performing for BBC Introducing.

Henri Herbert [108] 

An internet sensation, Henri Herbert's impromptu performance at St. Pancras station has gone viral online with over 8 million views on Youtube.

Najma Akhtar [184] 

Leading the World Music scene for over two decades, Najma Akhtar is renowned for fusing eastern and western styles, headlining festival jazz stages from Reading to Jerusalem.

White City Shakers [485] 

Spanning blues, gospel and early rock'n'roll, this 7 piece string band harks back to the golden era of Southern Americana.

Hollie Mcnish [29] 

Having won the UK Slam Poetry Finals, spoken word artist Hollie McNish has been commissioned to write poetry for the BBC, Channel 4 and The Economist.

Orlando Seale and the Swell [34] 

When Orlando Seale threw in acting for music, and recruited the London Sinfonietta to help, the results moved the earth for audiences everywhere.

Will Varley [103] 

Having toured with Beans on Toast and gigged with Frank Turner, Will Varley is a stalwart of the London folk scene. His songs draw on his experience as a novelist and poet.

Holly Burn [113] 

Holly Burn’s surreal character shows are “like every late-night Glastonbury Festival experience collected in one medical tent” (Chortle), and have seen her described as “best comedy newcomer” by Harry Hill.

Paper Aeroplanes [112] 

BBC radio regulars and Welsh Alt Folk proponents, Paper Aeroplanes are masters of "disarming, breezy pop that's tinged with melancholy" (Guardian).

Ian Smith [197] 

Ian Smith combines winning Northern brogue and bonhomie with extremely intelligent writing, particularly in his Stewart Lee-esque ability to derive comedy gold from absurd loops and repetition.

Pat Cahill [489] 

A beguiling mixture of comedy raps and traditional stand-up, Cahill’s swift success has seen him perform on BBC Three and have his self-starring sketches produced for BBC Comedy Online.

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