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 peformers 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? Or want to liven up your Wedding reception?! 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 from Dan Nightingale 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 and Dan Nightingale first of all. Thanks for helping to make our Christmas Awards so memorable.”

Thomas Croft, PH Media Group

Clubs & Venues

We love bringing comedy to new areas, venues, and audiences.  Collectively our team has over 20 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 North West 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, corporate and after dinner events, birthday parties and many more across the UK and Europe. 

Among the venues we currently book for are the award-winning, nationally renowned XS Malarkey and The Frog & Bucket, not to mention King George’s Hall in Blackburn, who consistently sell out their monthly club.


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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“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, Kilimanjaro Live

“Gag Reflex have programmed the Comedy Club at King George’s Hall in Blackburn for six years. 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 at The Pub/Zoo, and actually look forward to work on a Tuesday!”
Samantha Birchenall, Venue Manager - Pub/Zoo Manchester, 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 in Dan Nightingale.”
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

“Jonny Awsum 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 Awsum 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

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