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Joke Thieves / Sketch Thieves

Joke Thieves is the show that started out as fun with friends and turned into something so much more with a huge cult following, a world tour and even a BBC2 television pilot. It's simple really, every night I challenge top comedians to perform their own jokes and then each others'. Will they mimic, deconstruct, spoof or simply implode under the pressure? The fun is in the finding out. Check out

★★★★ "See comics deconstructing each other's acts … and you have a truly electric night" Brian Donaldson, The Scotsman

"It's a comedians' in-joke that everyone in the room can enjoy" Alice Jones, The Independent

★★★★ "Spontaneous and anarchic, Joke Thieves is a unique, thoroughly enjoyable hour of mischief" Jay Richardson, Fest Magazine

"One of the most eye-opening hours I've spent at the fringe … a brilliant format" Brian Logan, The Guardian

★★★★★ "You simply must see this show. It would be foolish not to." Bunbury Magazine

As well as sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 2013 thru 2018, the show has enjoyed full houses at some of the best comedy clubs and festivals in the UK, US, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Manila, Iceland, Norway and Austria. Sister show, Sketch Thieves, is the chaotic spin-off that challenges top sketch groups to perform their own sketches before taking on each others'. It has enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe from 2015 thru 2018. As well as these live shows I'm currently working on a broadcast adaptation of the format with the team at Hat Trick Productions.

★★★★★ "A superb treat - no wonder the room was packed" North East Theatre Guide

'Critics Choice' & 'Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe' Time Out

★★★★ "This action-packed and chaotic show will have you roaring with laughter" Emily Edwards,

"An undoubted hit … the birth of a new cult comedy night" Steve Bennett,

★★★★ "An amazing, if slightly chaotic show that deserves more than one visit" Geoff Evans,

"An annual must for comedians and comedy fans alike" Julie Seabaugh, LA Weekly

"Arguably the best new themed-show idea on the block right now" TOP 5 COMEDY SHOWS OF 2014  Brian Donaldson, The List


"One of the best live shows we've seen ... it's ace!" TOP 25 SHOWS AT EDINBURGH FRINGE 2016  Mark Boosey,

'Critics Pick' Elise Czajkowski, New York Times