Luke Toulson ("Gimmick-free rock-solid comedy": Chortle)

'A gifted comic': Sunday Times

"Toulson’s skill and speed of improvisation is hugely impressive. He has a natural talent for banter which is a step above the norm, calling back and interweaving each ad lib with the next, constructing a show more cohesive and complete than some of the most tightly scripted shows on the Fringe. His disarming charm encourages interaction and people seem genuinely enthusiastic to join in with his flights of fancy ... a superbly written piece of work which is poignant, thought-provoking and above all incredibly funny." Chortle

Luke Toulson is a respected, awardwinning stand-up comedian performing at the UKs biggest and best comedy venues, including the world famous Comedy Store where he is a regular member of their topical comedy Cutting Edge team.

He started out as an actor, performing alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, before starring in BAFTA-nominated children's series Space Pirates and appearing in several independent feature films. 

Luke’s love of comedy led him to form the double-act TOULSON&HARVEY, and within eight months they were nominated for the prestigious Perrier ‘Best Newcomer’ Award, alongside Rhod Gilbert and eventual winner, Tim Minchin.

His first stand-up gig was in September 2006 and 6 months later Luke won the influential Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition; previous winners included Stewart Lee and Lee Mack.

Since then Luke has performed seven solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, garnering critical acclaim, including being names as one of Amused Moose Comedy Award's 'Top 10 Comedy Shows at the Fringe'.

Luke has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News, written for the TV shows Stand Up For The Week and Stand Up For Sport Relief, and for comedians appearing on Mock The Week and Live at the Apollo.

He is much in demand as a director, having directed several Edinburgh Fringe shows including the multi-character 'Best Newcomer' nominated Pippa Evans and Other Lonely People 

Luke also leads comedy courses and workshops for Comedy Training Courses, including compering, sketch and comedy characters, plus stand-up for beginners and 'improvers'. (www.comedytrainingcourses.com)
"An explosion of good-natured self-deprecation and exasperated observations": Daily Telegraph

"Gimmick-free rock-solid comedy": Chortle

"Toulson is a treat, hilarious from beginning to end ... laughs came so thick and fast that the audience was struggling to catch their breath ... incredible technique and timing": Broadway Baby
"A highly skilled and very, very funny comedian": ThreeWeeks
"Very funny": Evening Standard
SOLO SHOWS

Grandpa, Hitler and Me
Laid-Back Grouch
I Don't Know How I Feel About My Kids
Luke Who's Talking
Sorry About Last Night
Too Many Last Cigarettes
There Are So Many Things I Can't Do

Upcoming shows: