Tom Taylor, Jon Pearson and Ashley Frieze Go Behind the Curtain
Behind the Curtain at ROFL Comedy Club
On this episode of Behind the Curtain at ROFL Comedy Club, Cokey and Franki Falkow have a group chat with comics, Tom Taylor, Jon Pearson and Ashley Frieze.Find out why you should book Tom for your latest church fete, what happened when Jon was confronted by a fan on stage and where Ashley gets his dad jokes off his chest.A little more info on the comics:Tom TaylorMulti-award winning comedian Tom Taylor has received high praise from audiences and critics alike.In 2013 Tom reached the final of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition, the following year he was a finalist in the Hobgoblin Comedy Award and in 2015 he took home the award for Comedian of the Year at the inaugural Great Yorkshire Fringe. Most recently he picked up the Audience Favourite Award at the Musical Comedy Awards 2017 and reached the final of English Comedian of the Year 2018.Connect with Tom:Tom's websiteTom's TwitterTom's FacebookTom's InstagramJon PearsonJon began standup comedy in 2010, with his first performance at Birmingham's Highlight Comedy Club.Two successful Edinburgh shows later, and 5 years working the UK comedy circuit, Jon is now regularly found at the biggest and best comedy clubs across the UK including The Glee Club, The Comedy Store and Jongleurs, both as an act and a compere. His 2015 Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival show, Jon Pearson: Tall Order, sold out at Melton Theatre within 2 weeks of the tickets going on sale.Connect with JonJon's websiteJon's TwitterJon's FacebookJon's InstagramAshley FriezeAshley has been entertaining audiences up and down the UK for nearly 17 years, and many many 1000's of motorway miles.He's played theatres and comedy clubs, many many pub function rooms, festival stages, and even a moving bus!A musical theatre performer, Ashley recently appeared as Franz Liebkind in The Producers at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.Connect with AshleyAshley's websiteAshley's TwitterHosted by resident MC Cokey Falkow and his wife, writer Franki Falkow, ROFL’s Podcast is one where the comedians enjoy an off-the-cuff backstage chat where no subject is off limits. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE on your favourite podcast app so you don’t miss out on new episodes.Also check out the ROFL YouTube channel for weekly clips from all the comedians.ROFL brings you the best live comedy every Friday & Saturday night to Lymelight Boulevard at ROFL Comedy Club. For more information and to book tickets go to: roflcomedy.com
The Speaking Club: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
With a powerful wit, and larger than life personality, Ashley Frieze has been making audiences laugh since 2003. His comedy songs and observations on the music world are a joy to behold, and his ability to hold the audience in the palm of his hand with or without his guitar, speaks to his skill as a compere and his adaptability as a comic. In this episode, not only is he taking us behind the scenes to have a peek at the life of a gigging comic…he’s sharing some absolutely golden tips for how you can bring humour into your toolkit, whether as a speaker or a people manager in the world of business. What you’ll learn Why comedy is an important cultural tool Why questions are the gateway to engaging content How to find ideas for humour Why acting confidently works to build your confidence How you can set yourself and the room up for success The different ways of being an MC The power of being present in comedy and speaking and tips to help you achieve this How humour can help you manage people more effectively Ashley’s secrets for speaking success How you can use the tricks of a comic to increase the impact of your message Why getting booed onto the stage can be a positive experience. Resources: The Serious Guide to Joke Writing – How to say something funny about anything – Sally Holloway Cracking Speech Mate – How to use humour to make you an amazing speaker – Sarah Archer The Confidence Gap – Russ Harris All things Ashley: http://www.ashleyfrieze.co.uk Twitter @Ashleyfrieze & @Ashleyjokes Instagram @Ashleyfrieze Thanks for listening! To share your thoughts: leave a comment below. Share this show on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. To help the show out: Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and review really help get the word out and I read each one. Subscribe on iTunes.