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Hire a Comedian for events and dinners throughout the UK. Franklin James Entertainment Ltd make it easy to Hire a Comedian for any event or occasion. We have outstanding and hilarious celebrity comedians. We also have after-dinner speakers and comperes available. We have hand-picked a selection of the UK’s best Comedians who are guaranteed to fill your venue and event with laughter every time.

We make it easy for you to hire a comedian for your event. We will provide you with expertise that will ensure your event is a success.

Franklin James Entertainments Ltd has provided corporate comedians, after-dinner speakers and comperes to blue-chip companies. We will assist you to Hire a Comedian for your corporate party, Comedy night, or special occasion. We also have celebrities for private parties. We are recommended time and time again, because we can help you to get it right.

Not only can we advise you on how to hire a comedian to suit you and your guests, we can provide reviews and recommendations for each comedian we work with. We don’t work with every comedian in the UK, we represent quality and brilliance. Call today and let us help you hire a comedian who is hilarious, clean and unique.

If you need to Hire a Comedian for an awards ceremony or corporate event then take a look at this article which will provide you with all the information you need, or call today on 0151 356 4640.

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Drew Cameron

Hire a Comedian. Drew was voted best Variety Act 2013 by the NEA! Performing fresh stand-up comedy with celebrity impressions such as Keith Lemon, Del Boy, Homer Simpson and more. He has also featured on the likes of Britain’s Got Talent & the Frank Skinner Show! Superb impressionist and variety act.


Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comedy talents in the UK with numerous TV appearances to his name. He is an acclaimed comedy writer Co-writer and co-star of That Peter Kay Thing & Phoenix Nights, writer and co-star of Dead Man Weds and Magnolia; presenter of Bullseye and team captain on of 8 out of 10 Cats. To hire a Comedian please call 0151 356 4640.


Frankie Allen

Known as Liverpool’s ‘King of comedy!.’He tailors his show to suit any event. His quick mind will have you in hysterics with his fast off the cuff remarks and comedy stories. Having appeared on BBC TV in 2012 and performing at countless sportsman’s dinners, Frankie is a comedy force not to be reckoned with!


Phil Walker

Phil has performed in some weird & wonderful places over the years, from a scout hut in Unst, to a porta cabin on mount Alice! He has entertained 4000 troops in Afghanistan, he says “I`ve played to some tough crowds in my time but they were never armed with machine guns before, thank God they liked me!” He is a favourite across the globe, a must see, a must book!


Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker’s instant likeability and charming delivery style has earned him a reputation as ‘a superior take on the modern showman’ (The Guardian). He is a popular face on TV panels shows having appeared as team captain on A Short History Of Everything Else (Channel 4), two series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Rob Brydon’s Christmas Special (BBC1), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2012 & 2013 (BBC3) and The Comedy Store (Comedy Central).


Rod Woodward

Simply The Best Comedian on the circuit.
Rod Woodward is one of the fastest rising, most exciting comics in Great Britain. His exceptional delivery and material have attracted the praise of some of the business’s most respected names and critics. Tipped for great things, Rod prides himself on the original and topical content of his performances. Rod’s professionalism goes before him… literally.



Tank is a clean and brilliant main stream comedian. Tank has performed all over the UK at many prestigious events. In July 1999, he appeared in front of millions on the Les Dennis ITV talent show, ‘Give Your Mate A Break,’ he won! Tank can turn his hand to cater his show for all audiences and they love him!


Patrick Monaghan

Patrick’s TV appearances have included The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy Channel), That’s So Last Week
(Zig/Zag/Five), Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain (ITV), Comedy Decades (BBC), Comedy Map of
Britain (BBC), Playing Away (Tyne Tees/ITV Presenter of Travel Series), Sorcerer’s Apprentice (CBBC), Mega Melai (BBC2) and as a contender in Tom Daley’s competitive diving series Splash (2014).


Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden is a seasoned comedian, actor and writer. His camp delivery belies his status as a married man and a father, all of which is on show when it comes to patio furniture and one-upmanship with the neighbours. Hal has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Omid Djalili Show and John Bishop’s Only Joking. He’s toured with Brydon and Sean Lock, popped up in Kavanagh QC and Mrs Dalloway, and performed stand-up almost everywhere from Belgium to Bahrain – winning rave reviews at Montreal’s Just For Laughs.


Les Gibson

Comedy Impressionist Les Gibson is often called ‘The Man Of A Thousand Voices.
Les is a fantastic after dinner speaker, cabaret/corporate entertainer and voice over artist, just close your eyes and you would think you were in the room with the real person. Les is an outstanding sports impersonator with the likes of Golf’s -Ewan Murray, Butch Harmon, Tiger Woods, Mickleson,
Harrington, Els, Football’s – Beckham, Hodgson, Redknapp, Mourinho, and Sir Alex
Ferguson to name but a few, and together with a multitude of film and soap stars
including Corrie stars such as – Kevin Webster, Steve Macdonald. Television
favourites – Gordon Ramsay, Ant & Dec, David Dickinson, Lord Sugar, Duncan
Bannatyne, Evan Davis, Greg Wallace and Sky One’s hard man Ross Kemp, all tied
together with links, gags and observational humour, ensures that it all adds up to
a great night of comedy.


Tom Allen

Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world. Things have been ramping up for him lately and in the last six months he has made two appearances on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store Presents and the John Bishop Show as well as Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the o2.He recently brought his acclaimed show


Dominic Holland

One of the country’s most highly regarded and respected comedians, Dominic Holland has enjoyed success as both a stand-up comedian and a writer and is often seen as a panellist on shows including Five’s The Wright Stuff, Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Dominic’s first full length solo show, Red Hot Dutch with Dominic, enjoyed huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe and he was presented with the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award. Regularly playing at The Comedy Store and Jongleurs, he quickly moved into television and became a familiar face thanks to his TV round-up on Clive Anderson Now. His sharp observations of everyday life have great appeal, applauded by the critics for their inoffensive nature


Shaun Williamson

Shaun Williamson is best known for his role in EastEnders, however he is a versatile and accomplished stand-up comedian, singer, television and stage/screen actor, presenter, entertainer, cabaret performer and after dinner speaker. He has also appeared on TV in ‘Extras’ and ‘Scoop’ and in Ricky Gervais new series ‘Life’s Too Short’. Shaun’s first love is singing. He won ITV’s ‘Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes’ for his performance as Meatloaf. He regularly acts as compere and awards host as well as in cabaret with a 10-piece band. He regularly comperes and hosts and is a master at multi-tasking. His ambition is to continue to act both in comedy and serious drama on TV and stage and to continue to sing professionally.


Lucy Porter

Since 2001, Lucy has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country with her distinctive,bouncy, feel-good comedy. Her stand-up style is characterised as chatty and charming, while dealing with adult themes from a woman’s point of view.


Justin Moorhouse

One of the brightest stars working on the British comedy circuit, Manchester based Justin Moorhouse is a talented stand-up comedian, writer and actor – not to mention an award-winning radio presenter and a household name in his native North West. On TV screens, Justin is perhaps most recognisable as Young Kenny in the hugely successful, award-winning ‘Phoenix Nights’. He spent the whole of the second series with his face painted as a tiger and also made a brief appearance in the spin-of series ‘Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere’. Other recent TV appearances (without the tiger face) include ‘The Charlotte Church Show’ (Ch4), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Ch 4), ‘The Grumpy Guides’ (BBC 2) ‘Shameless’ (E4), ‘The Live Floor Show’ (BBC 2), ‘Does Doug Know’ (Ch 4), ‘Stan The Man’ (Granada), prison drama ‘Buried’ (Ch 4) and ‘The World Stands Up’ (Paramount).