0161 205 8739info@gagreflex.co.uk

Facilitators of Mirth


We believe every event can be improved and enriched by comedy. Gag Reflex can provide our own fantastic comedians for your event, but we also have years of experience, and contacts, so would love to discuss your individual requirements.

We have a wealth of suggestions of acts across the industry that could be the right fit for your event, from traditional stand-ups to cabaret performers to musical or physical comedy, and magic.

We keep your unique needs in mind, match your budget, the style of event and audience demographic, and will source & secure the best acts for the best fee, then present you with the exciting options.

Whether you need a host for an awards ceremony, some after dinner entertainment, or even assistance at a team-building day or product launch, we will find the right fit to enhance your event.

Perhaps you're holding an event with a large number of non English speakers attending - Tape Face is a fantastic option - mime with noise, to well known tracks, and so much more. This Edinburgh Panel Award winner and America's Got Talent finalist is in huge demand for corporate events, from exclusive birthday parties to business Gala's and Awards ceremonies.

Need to enthuse your team for a day of team building? Jonny Awsum is an ideal candidate, his feel good set and gentle musical interaction has captivated audiences across the globe.

Mat Ricardo performs encompassing elements of Stand up comedy, slapstick, dance, and ofcourse high level circus, which lets him suit any audience, of any age, and fit seamlessly into any show, before stealing it! He has entertained corporate clients too numerous to mention, as well as members of the Royal Family.

This is just a tiny selection of the acts we're able to provide - wander over to our acts Roster page for a full run down. Each page has a detailed description of the act, where they perform, a video clip, and links to their social media sites, which will all give you the best idea of their suitability for your event.

Gag Reflex are members of The Agents Association (Great Britain)

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements; 0161 2058739 or email info@gagreflex.co.uk

Over the past two years Gag Reflex have provided us with some excellent comedians, awards hosts and comperes for our high-profile business events. Gag Reflex have provided an excellent service, negotiating on price and communicating well. On top of this they are fantastic to deal with – helpful, professional and endlessly accommodating.”

Helen Power, Newsco Insider

Absolutely fantastic performance on the night; he really got everyone laughing from the first second and fit the bill superbly. Top man, and a pleasure to work with too. If there’s any other opportunities for us to use a comedian we’ll certainly consider Gag Reflex. Thanks for helping to make our Christmas Awards so memorable.”

Thomas Croft, PH Media Group

"Hilarious! Absolutely brilliant!"
HRH Prince William

thank you for making such a fantastic contribution to National Education Day for Doctors in Training. Your talk was wonderfully received and highly beneficial
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

 “Adam went down a storm at our awards ceremony. We have had such great feedback
Medical Journalists Association

You absolutely stole the show. Same time next year?
Theo Fennell, Jeweler

 “Adam went down very well and we’ve had very positive feedback.. excellent delivery; it made our conference end on a high
NHS England South

"Adam could not have been more perfect! He gauged the mood in the room so well - Thank you for helping to make my party a most memorable event for everyone who came. It really was everything I could have wished for."
Virginia, Private Event client

Jonny pitched his performance absolutely spot on, had everyone laughing from start to finish, and achieved an incredible amount of audience participation.  I’d be delighted to recommend him to anyone.

Jonny tailored his material to match a diverse audience, engaging with them totally, whilst skilfully and subtly maintaining their respect. Even after several encores he left to a standing ovation
Dave Cheetham, The National Mountain Centre

Mat Ricardo was utterly gobsmacking …surpassed all expectations and went down an absolute storm
Mark Tattersall, Dorchester Corn Exchange

"a huge thank you for sending Matt to our Christmas party. He was a huge hit and got the measure of the many personalities in our office spot on. We would love to have him back next year"
United Talent Agency

"Matt went down a storm.. we loved his cultural comparisons and knowledge sharing of New Zealand customs

 "Matt found the perfect balance of adding some humour to the event whilst still ensuring our key messages were delivered in an effective way.. a big hit with everyone who attended"

We have worked with Gag Reflex on a number of projects at the Edinburgh Festival and at other venues around the country.  I have always found them professional, efficient and very easy to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as a company to work with.”
Andy Townsend, The Galton Agency

It is a pleasure to work in partnership with them; the line-ups are always provided far enough in advance to give assurance that we are effectively programmed and the quality of acts is never in doubt.  They are always at the end of the phone and actively want to discuss acts performances before and after a show. They listen to our recommendations and trust our opinions as much as their own. They are not just a booking agency for our club; they are an extension of our venue’s staff team and we are proud to be one of their venues.”
Toni-Leanne Comer, Assistant Promotions Manager, King George's Hall, Blackburn

We wait with baited breath every week to see who the XS Malarkey crew are going to bring us next! And they never disappoint – a great line up every week. We love having the night here, and actually look forward to work on a Tuesday!
Samantha Birchenall, Venue Manager - XS Malarkey, Manchester

We have used Gag Reflex to book our line ups for many years now, and find them to be very reliable and professional. The comics they provide are of the highest calibre and have been equally reliable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gag Reflex for all your Comedy needs
Jessica Toomey, Managing Director - The Frog & Bucket, Manchester

Gag Reflex have been a great company to use with an excellent service manner, and professional attitude. We would certainly recommend them for ease of booking for any business event.  Thanks for helping make our meeting enjoyable and finding us a fantastic comedian.”
Jennifer Thompson, Det Norske Veritas

Gag Reflex are fine purveyors of the best of established and emerging comic talent, and dead easy to work with.”

Mark Makin, Festival Director, The Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival

Gag Reflex Presents - Private Virtual Corporate Shows

We’ve been developing a new Private Virtual Corporate Show - ideal to combat boredom during lockdown

It’s never been more vital for organisations to nurture staff morale. During these tough times, it’s important to remember to smile, and that’s why we’re offering companies the opportunity to show their staff they care, by organising a get together; an online comedy night, unique to staff, organised by us.

Re-creating the traditional set-up you would find at a comedy club, we organise an experienced MC, and two fantastic comedians to perform live, for staff members, online. The show lasts approx 40 minutes, ensuring ‘guests’ attention is held. All acts are specifically selected for that particular organisation, in order to suit the work environment and demographic as much as possible, and after a discussion over who you feel is most suitable.

We realise that venturing into the world of online comedy may seem risky, but the industry has only embraced this new challenge. With performers creating lockdown content, and technical nags ironed out, online comedy shows have been tried and tested. ‘Guests’ will have the option of adding comments to a live chat room, and crucially, hear their colleagues enjoying the show.

Our Production Manager has developed a very special feed, to ensure there is no break in audio. He’s eradicated the way the mic on Zoom switches between people giving awkward layers of laughter, thus ensuring a seamless, better quality performance. He will also be able to answer any of your clients technical queries during the booking process, and offer advice on setting up the show to your clients.

Collectively our team has over 30 years of experience at running various clubs and comedy nights nationwide, crafting stellar line-ups for a killer night out, and we have the technology to bring an event such as this to homes across the country.

There are many of options available for organisations to suit it’s size, sector and budget, and we would love to discuss their individual requirements to make an event which is a perfect and uplifting boost staff need during such a difficult time.

"a massive thank you for our virtual comedy night last Wednesday. This was the first time we’ve held something like this and the response was fantastic. The work you and your team did prior to the event made sure everything went smoothly and looked and sounded great. The line up you recommended was spot on for what we needed, with all the comedians doing a great job.

We’ve had nothing but positive feedback from everyone who watched, so thanks again for a brilliant job and we’ll definitely be back in touch for another event in the near future.” John, ICEE

Get in touch today at info@gagreflex.com to discuss prices for this exclusive experience.

Clubs & Venues

We love bringing comedy to new areas, venues, and audiences.  Collectively our team has over 45 years of experience at running various clubs and comedy nights nationwide, crafting stellar line-ups for a killer night out.

There are several crucial elements to ensure a successful night for all involved, and we can advise you on everything you need, including:

  • Choosing the right room & creating the right environment
  • Lighting & PA system
  • Staging, seating and sight lines – how best to use the space for the benefit of both comics and audience
  • Ticket pricing
  • Marketing & Promotion 

As well as booking comedy bills for venues across the UK we also have a wealth of experience running our own shows & venues, so we can advise on every aspect from booking the acts to making sure the audience have the best experience possible at your venue. We book everyone from household names to newer, emerging talent, and have great relationships with agents & promoters across the UK.

We have booked for comedy clubs, theatres, festivals, sports clubs, charity nights, and many more across the UK and Europe. 


Quality Assured: we only book acts we trust & have seen perform.

Consultancy: with our considerable experience we are perfectly placed to help you either establish a night or improve upon what you already have in place. 

Marketing and Promotional Support: we can either provide guidance for your team or manage the online & print presence of your show.  We can tackle everything from design to printing, from Twitter to Facebook.  We can even advise on website design.   

Competitive Pricing: we offer various packages tailored to suit individual needs.

We'll even provide you with a comprehensive guide to help you run the night, as well as hands on support throughout the process.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements, we guarantee a friendly and personal service!

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Your Wedding Day is truly special  - to be surrounded by friends and family, full of warmth, fun and laughter. If you want to add an special extra touch to your day, arranging professional entertainment is certainly a lovely way of doing so. Adding another element to the proceedings wows guests during the celebrations, or can set the mood during your reception.

There are plenty of options available to you, all great ways to encourage guests to mix and mingle, and we'd be very happy to help arrange something magical for you.

We manage a variety of incredibly talented acts, who would be sure to compliment your wedding. All of our acts are unique and can offer completely different performance experiences, to suit a range of wedding styles.

Whether it’s quirky, hilarious, eccentric string quartet Bowjangles, who not only play to an exceptionally high standard, but sing, dance and joke at the same time. Whether its something more traditional, or a modern, fun walkabout performance, Bowjangles provide the most unforgettable, unique experience available. They will be sure to leave your guests in stitches! We have comedic world wind Jonny Awsum who is one of the most sought-after headline acts on the UK comedy circuit. He has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy, and can perform a specially unique crafted song for the bride and groom. The enchanting Ben Hart is a sleight-of-hand master, every performance is mysterious and beautiful. A very popular act for private events, astonishing magic that mesmerises guests. There are so many more acts who are suitable for Weddings and private events., so whether you have one of our performers in mind, or whether you need a little guidance on who would suit, be sure to get in touch. We would love to help you.

“…if tipi’s had a roof it would’ve lifted off with the amount of laughter, the guests loved him; he provided us with a personal song, with anecdotes about our families which went down a storm. The best thing about Jonny though, is that he is such a nice guy, you feel you’ve known him forever and his observational humor along with great music make him one of the best comedians in the country. This is definitely echoed by the fact that two couples at our wedding have booked him for theirs!”  Tillie, Bride, Bristol

Jonny’s performance went down a storm and we were so very pleased with it all. Thank you both once again, very professional service and we are absolutely delighted.” Pauline, Bride

“Jonny was flipping totally awsum!! Everyone loved him. Big success. People were raving about how hilarious he was all weekend.. a really genuinely lovely guy who was so accommodating.. Totally brilliant. A real pleasure. Please pass on our gratitude to him for helping to make our weekend completely Awsum.”  Alice, Bride

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