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The Comedy Store Players
Paul has been performing with the Comedy Store Players for over fifteen years and regularly joins the team at the London Store.
Known for his improvisation skill, his humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and sometimes dark comedy. Considered by some critics, fellow comedians and members of the public to be among Britain's greatest comedians, he is well known for his regular appearances as a team captain on the BBC panel game Have I Got News for You, and as the former host of Room 101.
He is also one of the core members of The Comedy Store Players.
Neil is a founder member of the Comedy Store Players and can be seen regularly performing as part of the team in London. Neil also tours with his one-man show, Don't be Needy, Be Succeedy. For more information visit http://www.comedystoreplayers.com
Andy has been performing as a guest with The Comedy Store Players for over fifteen years and became a permanent member of the team in 1995. Before joining the Players he was one half of the Vicious Boys with Angelo Abela. Together they won the 1984 Time Out Street Entertainer Award and later appeared on The Tube, where, dressed as a bell boy and pretending to be a Great Dane, Andy licked Paula Yates’ face! For more information visit http://www.comedystoreplayers.com
Richard Vranch improvises comedy at the Store twice a week. He writes and performs on stage, radio and TV and does loads of voiceovers. There is a rumour that Richard has been on the Comedy Store Stage more than any other human. See why every Wednesday and Sunday. For more information visit http://www.comedystoreplayers.com
Frost is known for his work in the 1980s with Mark Arden as part of the double act The Oblivion Boys on Saturday Live. Veterans of the alternative comedy scene, he and Arden appeared in The Young Ones, and later had their own TV series Lazarus and Dingwall on BBC2. They played the lead roles in the 1987 revival of Tom Stoppard's play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Piccadilly Theatre.
The duo appeared in a series of British TV advertisements ending with the catchphrase "I bet he drinks Carling Black Label". One spoofed the "launderette" commercial for Levi's in which Nick Kamen stripped to his underwear; in their pastiche, Arden and Frost played launderette customers who were stripped entirely, with just strategically placed books maintaining their modesty.
Without Arden, Frost has appeared on Radio 4's Just a Minute, and the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He has appeared on three episodes of Have I Got News for You (there was a 13-year gap between his second and third appearance) and on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He also appeared as Dirk in Tony Bagley's series Married.
He played two small roles in Blackadder. The first in "The Witch-Smeller Pursuivant" in the first series (The Black Adder), as a prison guard. The second in an episode of Blackadder Goes Forth: Corporal Punishment) as the overly-cheerful head of a firing squad sent by a court martial to shoot the lead character, played by Rowan Atkinson. He has worked consistently as a jobbing actor in British television.
He also had a cameo in the British comedy series Mr. Bean, starring Rowan Atkinson, in the episode entitled "Mr. Bean Rides Again" in one of the skits where Mr. Bean is riding a train.
Frost is resident compere at the East Dulwich Comedy Club and a regular on the London comedy circuit. He is also a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe and Glastonbury Festival.
In 2003 he appeared in Guy Masterson's sell-out production of 12 Angry Men alongside Bill Bailey.
Frost was born in Cornwall and is the son of the late abstract artist Sir Terry Frost and brother of painter Anthony Frost.
Frost still appears regularly with Comedy Store Players.
Ruth Bratt is a versatile character actress with an innate flair for comedy and constantly in demand.
Ruth first came to prominence when she was runner-up in the prestigious nationwide Funny Women stand up competition in 2005 and was a semi-finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny competition the same year.
An improv specialist, Ruth was a regular on BBC2 show Fast&Loose, which aired in January 2011. Ruth is a founder member of Showstopper: The Improvised Musical. The show had its own series for Radio 4 and can be seen live in the West End and touring the UK. At the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival they were the recipients of the Meryvn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. She is also in impro group Panthercannon, which performs regularly at the Pleasance Theatre, and one half of impro duo DnR. Ruth’s BBC Radio 4 series with Lucy Trodd entitled Trodd en Bratt Say: Well Done You, was broadcast in Spring 2014.
She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival for the last 11 years, where she has performed with Showstopper and Trodd en Bratt, as well as her one-woman show And On Your Left… Ruth Bratt.
She was a regular in Touch Me I’m Karen Taylor on BBC3, and a further pilot made by Channel K Productions. She has also appeared in CBBC’s The Slammer and ITV2′s backstage coverage of the Brit Awards as Well as Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive for BBC3, and Channel 4′s FAQ U where she was a regular panellist.
Recent credits include Midnight Beast, People Just Do Nothing and Quick Cuts. After the recording the first series of Ricky Gervais’ Derek, she went straight into filming with Vic Reeves on The Ministry of Curious Stuff. Ruth voiced several characters in both series of the BBC comedy Mongrels. She also plays Marion in Sarah Millican’s hit series for BBC Radio 4, Sarah Millican’s Support Group. Ruth also appeared in the second series of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show.
2015 has seen Ruth along with the rest of The Showstoppers have been performing at the Apollo Theatre for six weeks meaning eight new musicals have had their West End premiere. The end of November will also see series 2 of Trodd en Bratt Say Well Done You Two on BBC Radio 4.