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Geoff Whiting

Comedian based in Somerset

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Geoff Whiting launched himself on an unsuspecting public by way of a five-minute open shot in March 1997. Since then he has become established as a popular compere at many of the UK's top comedy clubs, as well as a strong and versatile act.
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"Geoff Whiting takes the stage with consummate ease and works the audience like a miner at the coal face, digging out nuggets of information to fuel his comedy." - Independent on Sunday

Geoff Whiting is an established and popular compere, as well as a strong and versatile act. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, on television and radio and at every notable comedy club in the UK. He is also an established TV warm up. He is one of only a handful of comics worldwide to have performed stand up comedy in a pod on the London Eye (for ‘The One Show’ BBC1) and was the first English Speaking comic to ever perform at Club 99 in Bucharest, Romania in 2010.

This summer he played the comedy tent at Guilfest as well as hosting shows at both the Guernsey and Jersey Comedy Festivals and in August 2011 he compered a charity event for UNICEF at the Comedy Store in London.

He has recently performed shows for Highlight, The Comedy Club, Big Night Out and The Banana in Balham amongst a host of others.

Comedy Clubs & Appearances-
London
The Comedy Store, The FYMFYG Bar, Highlight Camden, The Comedy Café, Jongleurs, Big Night Out Covent Garden, Bound and Gagged, Up the Creek, Meccano, Red Rose Comedy Club, Screaming Blue Murder, The Bearcat, Downstairs at the Kings Head and the Banana Balham

UK & Others
GuilFest 2011, Guernsey Comedy Festival 2011, Club Mojo in Bucharest 2011, The Bath Comedy Festival 2011, One hour solo show at Dartmouth Comedy Festival 2010, One hour solo show at the Sziget Klub in Budapest 2010, The Bath Comedy Festival 2010, Exeter Comedy Festival, York Comedy Festival, Jongleurs, Famous for Comedy, The Krater Comedy Club (Brighton and Bath), Rawhide (Liverpool), Just the Tonic (Nottingham), The Comedy Box (Bristol), The Comedy Club (Chelmsford), The Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club (Birmingham) and St John's College Summer Ball (Cambridge University). The Comedy Café (Amsterdam), The Bowler (Paris), GPO (Galway, Ireland) and City Limits (Cork) and many more.

Corporate
The Cartoonists Club of Great Britain 50th Anniversary Dinner 2010, Liverpool Victoria (Insurance) Business Dinner 2009, Balfour Beatty Gala Ball 2009, Watford FC Charity Dinner 2009, ITIC Conference Oxford 2009, BSEC Gala Dinner (Manchester) 2009, Landid Property Launch (Bracknell) 2009, Syngenta Crop Protection (Cambridge) 2009, Arrow Therapeutics 2008, SEB Futures 2008, BIMA Awards 2008, RAF Marlow 2008, Value Click 2008, Folio Hotels Managers Conference 2008, Balfour Beatty Graduate Conference 2007, The Morgan Lewis Annual Dinner 2007, The Multiple Hosts Ball, Bath 2007, The MacUser Awards 2006, BUPA (Brighton) 2006, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce 2006, DHL Conference (Brussels) 2006, Unilever 2005, Yell Ltd 2005, The DMA Annual Award Luncheon 2005, Beaconsfield Round Table 2005, Vibrant 2005, The Labour Conference Party 2004, O2 Awards 2004, The Bath Ball 2004, CIS Insurance Awards 2003, Unipart Conference 2003, Bath Rugby Club Annual Dinner 2002, Tesco’s 2002, Toyota 2002, Thomas Cook 2002, RAF Uxbridge 2002 and the Federation of Small Businesses UK 2001.

TV Warm Up
The Armstrong and Miller Show BBC 2009, Ponderland with Russell Brand, Channel 4, 2007/08 The Peter Serafinowicz Show, BBC, 2007 That Mitchell and Webb Look, BBC, 2007 Deal or No Deal, with Noel Edmonds, Channel 4, 2006 Street Cred Sudoku, UKTV, 2006 The Wire (pilot) ITV, Aug 2005 Friday Night Hero (pilot) Channel 4, Aug 2005 Balls of Steel, Channel 4, July 2005 Bamboozle, E4, July 2005 'The Big Call ' ITV1 2005 'What's the Problem' with Anne Robinson BBC 1 2005 'Celebrity Fame Academy' BBC, 2005 Come and Have a Go If You Think You're Smart Enough-BBC1 2004 Shooting Stars, BBC 2003 Dom Jolly BBC 2003 Trick Saturday, BBC 2002 Take the Mic, ITV Network 2001 & 2002

TV Appearances
The One Show BBC 1 2009 How to Get Your Dream Job, BBC 3 2006 The Interview, BBC 3 autumn 2005 Young Gifted & Broke, ITV Network 2001 (as the professional comedian advising newcomers) The Pleasure Guide, HTV 2001 Net. COMEDY, Carlton World 2001 House of Fun, Meridian Television 2001

Radio
The Hawkesby and Jacobs Show – Talksport 2010 The Late Show with Ian Collins – Talksport 2009 The Richard Bacon Show – BBC Radio Five Live 2008 The Apprentice Podcast, BBC Radio 5 2007 The Hawkesby and Jacobs Show – Talksport 2007/2008 Fighting Talk – BBC Radio 5 2006 The Sunday Show – Talksport 2006 Comedy Cabaret – LBC Radio 2006 Regular Comedy Slot on Bristol Uncovered, Star FM 2001- 2004 Saturday Night, LBC Radio 2003 Comedy Hour with the Morning Crew, GWR FM Wiltshire 2001 Guest appearances on BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio Three Counties, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Edinburgh Fringe
Get Up Stand Up, at The Jazz Bar 2008 Get Up Stand Up, at the Three Tuns 2006 The Phat Cave, Gilded Balloon Teviot 2005 The Midnight Show, The Gilded Balloon 2001/2003 Late 'n' Live 2001

Critics’ Response
"Geoff Whiting takes the stage with consummate ease and works the audience like a miner at the coal face, digging out nuggets of information to fuel his comedy." - Independent on Sunday, August 2006
"Geoff Whiting was the perfect compère. His lack of ego, his audience technique, and, of course, some great material, were a perfect warm-up for the main-billed acts." Funny.co.uk
"...a master of the 'That's so True' type of humour. He ad-libbed brilliantly and hooked the audience." Evening Standard
"...wonderfully confident, highly entertaining..." Scene Magazine Bristol
'' skilful stand-up '' Time Out Magazine

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