Programme 2010

Panel – Can Comedy Travel?

During this session the panelists compared the markets, discussed language and other barriers to comedy crossing borders.

Carl A H Martin – cahm.uk

Debi Allen – Debi Allen Associates
Marcel Haug – Artistic Vice
Guy Stevens – Funny Laundry / Jackanapes

Panel – The World is a Stage, The Sky is the Limit?

During this session, panelists discussed finding the perfect balance between television appearances and live work, as well as the increasing number of acts performing in arenas across Europe.

Tim Arthur – Time Out Live

Alex Luff – Millenium Stadium Cardiff
Hannah Chambers – Chambers Management
Andrew Parson – Ticketmaster

Panel – Stand Up Comedy on TV, Back in Fashion?

The panel discussed the impact of stand up comedy broadcasts on the live scene following the success of multi-bill stand up shows across the UK and beyond.

Graham Smith – former BBC3, Paramount, Channel 4 & 5

Andy Townsend – PIAS
Jim Reid – ChannelX
Ian Wilson – IMWPUK

Panel – Comedy and Branding – the perfect marketing opportunity or dangerous liaisons?
The panel discussed the pros and cons for brands working with the Comedy Industry and what we as an industry can learn from them.

Alex Rochford – Assembly Theatre

Caroline Edwards – Sparkle Productions
Geoff Rowe – Big Difference Company
Dominic Hodge – Frukt Communications
David Atkinson – Space

Delegates 2010

First name Surname Company Country Category
Debi Allen Debi Allen Associates UK Agent
Tim Arthur Time Out (Live) UK Media, Other
David Atkinson Space UK Marketing
Darren Beamer EFM Worldwide UK Service / Support
Steve Bennett Chortle UK Media
Dave Benton ABR Radio UK Media
Chuquai Billy PenLord Ltd UK Other, Talent, Producer
Ed Blum Tin Pan Films UK Producer
Jessica Bolger Liverpool Comedy Festival UK Festival
Emma Bownes The O2 UK Venue
Laura Bowyer Royal Albert Hall UK Venue
Cass Briggs Greenwich Comedy Festival UK Producer, Festival
Will Briggs Greenwich Comedy Festival UK Festival, Promoter
Julia Chamberlain Highlight UK Venue
Hannah Chambers Chambers Management UK Manager
Debra Downes Dawson Breed Music UK Agent
Rob Edwards Eventim UK Service / Support
Caroline Edwards Sparkle Productions UK Service / Support
Peter Grahame Downstairs at The King’s Head UK Promoter, Producer
Jonathan Grant Red 24 Management UK Agent
Stine Hammer Immergut / ZULU Comedy Festival DK Festival
Marcel Haug Artistic Vice NL Promoter
Dominic Hodge Frukt UK Marketing
Jesper Holger Immergut / ZULU Comedy Festival DK Festival, Media
Emilie Jones The Comedy Store UK Manager
Jane Jones Royal Opera House UK Other
Sytske Kamstra ComedyInternational NL / UK Producer
Andy Leitch Leicester Comedy Festival UK Festival
Saskia Lens Night of Comedy NL Producer
Edd Lewington WeGotTickets UK Service / Support
Carl A.H. Martin cahm.uk UK Service / Support
Kay Martin SECC UK Venue
Rosa Martinez Eventim UK Service / Support
Neil Masters Comedyzoo UK Producer
Erich McElroy Crack Comedy and The Comedy Tree UK Promoter
Stian Morten Pettersen Stand Up Norge As NO Venue
Melissa O’Brien Comedy Academy 4 Kids UK Producer
Mike O’Brien Laughing Stock Productions UK Service / Support
Oluwatoyin Odunsi Harrow Arts Centre UK Venue
Hannah Oldman Old Man Management Ltd UK Agent
Joe O’Malley EFM Worldwide UK Service / Support
Andrew Parsons Ticketmaster UK Service / Support
Mick Perrin Mick Perrin Productions UK Promoter, Producer
Bobbie Pryor Little Red Noise UK Manager, Producer, Media
Jim Reid ChannelX UK Producer
Alex Rochford Assembly Theatre UK Venue, Festival
Geoff Rowe Leicester Comedy Festival UK Festival
Saskia Satiner-Hutchins Ingenious Media UK Other, Investment
Carolyn Sims Ticketmaster UK UK Service / Support
Bob Slayer WhatComedy.com UK Promoter
Graham Smith UK Producer
Juliet Stephens The Good Ship Comedy Club UK Promoter
Guy Stevens Funny Laundry / Jackanapes CH Promoter
Arne t Jolle VMMA BE Media, Producer
Michael Taylor FTW Productions Ltd UK/SE Promoter, Agent
Andy Townsend PIAS Comedy UK Service / Support
Paul Twomey Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers UK Service / Support
Karel-Oscar van Hengel Agents After All Theatre NL Agent
Rune Viken Stand Up Norway NO Promoter
Ruth Weston The Convention Centre Dublin IE Venue
Ian Wilson IMWPUK UK Producer, Manager
Lee Witteveen LoveLee Comedy Productions NL Agent, Promotor, Manager
Martin Witts Live from Leicestersquare UK Venue, Festival
Lorna Ashcroft AEG Live UK Promoter
David Bell Firebrand Live Ltd UK Service / Support
Jan Chadwick AEG Live UK Promoter
Kate Copstick Bobbys Girl Productions UK Media, Other
Venita di Domenico PBJ & KBJ Managements Ltd UK Agent
John Gibson Ticketmaster UK UK Service / Support
Nick Handford Mick Perrin Productions UK Promoter, Producer
Hils Jago Amused Moose Comedy UK Producer
Mike Llewellyn EFM Worldwide UK Service / Support
Alex Luff Millenium Stadium Cardiff UK Venue
Darrell Martin Just The Tonic UK Promoter
Danny Oakes Firebrand Live Ltd UK Service / Support
Chris Prosser M4 Media Ltd UK Media
Lisa Ryan EFM Worldwide UK Service / Support
Helena Sandklef FTW Productions AB SE Producer
Amy Saunders Stillmisbehaving Ltd UK Other, Artiste, Producer
Sue Scott-Avis Eventim UK Service / Support


For those who could not attend the first ever Comedy International Conference we produced a short video to give you an impression of the event.

Comedy International Conference 2010 from Comedy International on Vimeo.

In 2010 Steve Bennett, Comedy website Chortle wrote an independent article about the first Comedy International Conference titled: ‘The state of the industry…


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We would like to thank everybody who made this first edition possible:

All comics, delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers, plus:
Debi Allen, David Angel, Tijl Beckand, Steve Bennett, Cass Briggs, Will Briggs, Sean Brightman, William Burdett-Couts, Paul Byrne, Rowan Campbell, Julia Chamberlain,Bex Colwell, Kate Copstick, Caroline Edwards, Michiel Fransen, Nick Handford,Marcel Haug, Martin Hopewell, Kathleen Hutchison, Hils Jago, Karen Koren, Carl A.H. Martin, Kay Martin, Michael Minten, Mike O’Brien, Hannah Oldman, Joe O’Malley, Tony Orsten, Andrew Parsons, Mick Perrin, Chris Prosser, Alex Rochford, Paul Ronca, Barbara Rozing, Gilbert Rozon, Paul Rutten, Lisa Ryan, Jacob Schuhle-Lewis, Graham Smith, Guy Stevens, Steve Swift, Ryan Taylor, Jean Paul van de Plasse, Marijn van der Waa, Willem Venema,Brett Vincent, Tina Waters, Jason John Whitehead, plus all friends, family and the many others that helped to realize this event in many different ways.

Please enjoy the video of this beautiful day. Thank you all!
We look forward to seeing you all again in September 2011.

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