Welcome to The Comedy Network.
You host for the evening: Jack Li
Jack Li is 100% made in China and is a cultural mixture of Chinese, American and Norwegian. Jack started his stand-up comedy career in Bergen, and thrived during the Covid era. He actively performs on the main local stages, and has made his name nationally to big places such as Randaberg, Rogaland. Jack has has an account on Instagram with a solid group of more than 358 followers (not including Chinese bot-accounts). When Jack is not doing stand-up, you may find Jack trolling salmon, CrossFitters or economics students. He observes everything in real life and turns it into hillarious, philosophical and relatable insights that you can tell your friends.
Recently hand picked by Fred Armisen to be his opener, Josh Weller is a failed musician turned comedian, viral content maker, comic book author and podcast host. He was born in England, raised in Malaysia and now lives in London.
As seen on ITV2 Stand Up Sketch Show, Weller’s high energy brand of cleverly self-deprecating stand-up landed him on pro bills after just one year on the circuit. In addition to his live comedy work, Josh has developed a loyal fanbase for his viral musical videos and online content, with views in the millions which includes mockumentaries, sketches, professional trolling, animated stand-up comedy shorts, character work, and more. His 2020 mockumentary ‘The U2 Taken Paradox’ has had over a million views and angered legions of loyal U2 fans.
His musical parody videos also have views in the millions on TikTok and Instagram.
He has written for Spitting Image and Alex Edelman’s BBC Radio 4 show Peer Group. He also wrote the jokes on McFly’s guitar plectrums on their 2022 arena tour.
His dark comedy graphic novel ‘Die Already’ was published by CollegeHumor in 2019. In 2020, he was included in Twitter’s Valentine’s and Valentine’s Campaign, featured globally on billboards.
Josh is also a successful broadcaster and presenter, his Dirty Air Formula 1 podcast with Alfie Brown is fast becoming a success. Prior to comedy Weller was signed with Universal Records as a teenager, he went on to tour the world as both a solo artist and the lead singer of popular punk act The Kenneths. He has performed on the Vans Warped Tour and toured with The Offspring, The Descendents, Anti-Flag and Juliette Lewis, has drummed for Ray Davies at the Royal Variety Performance, released a Christmas single with Paloma Faith and has toured with Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, and more. Black Flag’s Bill Stevenson produced his records.
Steve Bugeja is one of the circuit’s most exciting comedians, writers and performers. Steve co-created and co-wrote the ITV2 sitcom Buffering with Iain Stirling. A second series of the fresh new comedy showcasing Iain and Steve’s brilliantly funny and razor-sharp millennial voices will air in January 2023.
Steve previously hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles and has made numerous appearances on TV shows including The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Zoe Ball on Saturday (ITV1).
A prolific writer, Steve is the head writer for Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2) and was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One). He has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and BBC Radio 4.
Making a name for himself internationally, Steve has twice been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, appearing on Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (ABC1) and on Comedy Up Late (ABC1).
Steve won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013 and has since performed numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and national tours.
“Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own.’” – The Guardian
Alexandra Haddow is a London based comedian and writer and one of the circuit’s most popular and exciting new acts. A regular at comedy clubs across London and around the country, she expertly walks the fine line between cheeky and outright smut. She has performed at Reading and Leeds festival, Victorious Festival, as tour support for Frankie Boyle, Eshaan Akbar, Steve Bugeja and Matt Richardson and regularly gigs at Glee Club, Bill Murray, and 21Soho amongst many others. She hosts Dulwich Hamlet Comedy every month as well as running gigs with WTD Comedy.
Alexandra has a growing social media following, with over 49k followers on Twitter and over 9k followers on Instagram, with her acerbic tweets regularly going viral. In 2022 she appeared on Radio 4Xtra’s Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, the Moon Under Water Podcast with John Robins and with Peter Crouch on the series Save Our Beautiful Game (Discovery+).
As a writer she has contributed to Have I Got News For You, Refinery29, Time Out and independent magazines and has been a columnist for NME. She also runs the cult hit club night, Indie Amnesty, which has held shows in London, Barcelona, Margate and Glasgow.
She will be performing her debut show, Not My Finest Hour, at Edinburgh Fringe 2023.
‘One of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.’ – Frankie Boyle