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Our Leading Christmas Party Acts

Christmas is always a busy time for our entertainment acts, with this in mind, we wanted to share some of our most popular acts for Christmas parties with you. From comedians to dancers, magicians and many more, they are guaranteed to inject some fun and excitement into your festive celebrations.

Benny Lawrence
18 Sep 2023
Entertainment

Jason Manford

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Comedian, presenter, actor and singer, Jason Manford is one of our most popular acts for Christmas parties. Having headlined the likes of The One Show, Bigheads, and Starstruck, he is a recognisable face from TV and a firm-favourite for his comedy.

In 2007, Jason joined the comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats as a new team captain and has since sold out some of the country’s biggest arenas with his comedy. His talents however do not stop there, and his acting skills have seen him star in the likes of Ripper Street, Benidorm, and Death in Paradise. He has also featured in several high-profile West End shows, including Sweeney Todd and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In theatre, he demonstrated his singing talents and now incorporates his ‘Assembly Bangers’ into his comedy.

A unique and diverse entertainer, Jason will bring laughter and enjoyment like no other to your next event.

Al Murray

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A down-to-earth, larger-than-life character, Al Murray adopts the pub landlord persona which has delighted audiences across the country for over two decades now.

Al’s comedic career began in the mid-90’s as he took part in radio comedies and sketches alongside the likes of Harry Hill and Frank Skinner. In 1994, he made his first appearance as the pub landlord we all know and love, and in 1999 won the ‘Perrier Award’ at the illustrious Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2003, he took his act on the road for the first time, and since then has sold out nationwide stand-up tours and made appearances on some of TV’s most popular panel and comedy shows.

From doing a Royal Variety Performance and starring in his own sitcom, Time Gentlemen Please, to his ITV show Al Murray’s Happy Hour winning a British Comedy Award, it is no surprise he is a popular choice for Christmas parties.

Kev Orkian

Kev Orkian

Entertainer, motivational speaker, and internationally acclaimed award-winning comedy pianist, Kev Orkain is one of the most unique and diverse acts in the industry.

Having toured with a variety of orchestras and appeared at numerous prestigious venues including the Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, and the Kodak Theatre in LA, Kev’s talent is unmatched. He has shared the stage with the likes of Lionel Richie, Dame Edna, and Katherine Jenkins and received standing ovations at London’s Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Highlights chain of comedy clubs for the originality of his act.

A natural comic at heart, Kev is also an entrepreneur and owner of multiple businesses. He is the founder of Howlin’ Entertainment Ltd, which provides a variety of entertainment to the cruise and corporate industry; and the CEO of British Pantomime and Howlin’ Comedy Club. Kev has toured internationally with his motivational talks, and received private invitations from the British, Oman, Dubai, Saudi and Abu Dhabi Royal Families.

With a stellar reputation and as one of the world’s most original acts, Kev is guaranteed to go down a treat at any Christmas party.

Boyzlife

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Consisting of Boyzone star, Keith Duffy, and Westlife star, Brian McFadden, Boyzlife brings back the magic of the nineties and noughties, making them a great hit at Christmas events. 

With great individual successes, it is no surprise that together, Brian and Keith have gone onto receive a phenomenal public reception as Boyzlife. Brian achieved 12 UK and Ireland number-ones during his time in Westlife, and Keith obtained six UK number-one singles and five number-one albums. 

Performing renditions of both Westlife’s and Boyzone’s biggest hits, they are a sensation for throwback crowds. Now also working on original music, they are getting ready to take a whole album live for their fans. As they continually become more and more popular, there is no better time to secure a booking with them for your next event.

Paddy McGuinness

Paddy McGuinness

TV presenter, actor and comedian, Paddy McGuinness is one of the most well-known and respected comedians on the circuit. 

In 2018, Paddy was announced as one of three hosts of BBC’s iconic Top Gear; and in 2021 he became the new host of Question of Sport. With his naturally funny and loveable personality, it came as no shock that he went down a storm on these programmes and can now also be found presenting BBC’s game show I Can See Your Voice, and Celebrity Catchpoint. It is no secret that his iconic catchphrases on the show, Take Me Out, received great acclaim and since the show ended, he is presenting across several broadcasting channels.

A down-to-earth character, Paddy has three children who all have autism, and has released an autobiography, My Lifey, which details his personal life struggles, from laying prison floors to racing supercars on Top Gear.

If you’re looking for a relatable and hilarious entertainer for your next event, Paddy is the person for you.

Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi

Comedian, author, speaker, and advocate for human rights, Shappi Khorsandi is both hilarious and well-respected.

Having fled Iran, much of her comedy came from the basis of her being a child refugee and escaping terrorism. Her sensitivity yet wittiness towards the topic is second-to-none and makes for a remarkably engaging act. She incorporates childhood memoirs, “A Beginner’s Guide To Acting English” and has appeared on the likes of Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Shappi’s first novel “Nina Is Not Ok” has been a great success, as she also has weekly column in the Independent where she covers everything from current affairs, pop culture, motherhood, feminism, and diversity. Shappi received an honorary degree from Winchester University for her contributions to the arts, and the prestigious James Joyce Award for outstanding success in her field from Dublin University.

Having not had the easiest of upbringings, Shappi is a remarkable advocate for human rights. Her ability to turn this into fun and engaging content, making audiences laugh all over, is phenomenal. 

Sue Perkins

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Comedian, TV presenter and radio host, Sue Perkins has been a face on British television for nearly 15 years. 

From appearing on the famous Light Lunch in 1997, to starring on BBC’s Maestro, The Great British Bake-off, a number of stand-up gigs and with a number 1 ranked podcast, her career has been remarkable. Host of BBC Radio 4’s long-running iconic comedy panel show Just a Minute, Sue has been a great success, with The Telegraph giving the show a five-star review and stating that “the comedy game is in safe hands”. Alongside this, Sue has undertaken various solo projects, including documentaries on art, popular fiction, and history. She also developed a passion for conducting and her talents for this have been seen at the Dinnington Colliery Band playing the National Anthem to open the Four Nations rugby; and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the first-ever Comedy Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011.

A diverse and well-renowned comedian, Sue’s humour is recognised and never fails to engage a crowd.

Erin Boag

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Professional dancer, Erin Boag is a recognisable face from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Erin started dancing at the age of three in New Zealand and by the time she was 18, had become the New Zealand Ballroom and Latin 10 Dance Amateur Champion. Furthering her career, she moved to London in 1996, and paired up with British favourite, Anton Du Beke. The pair went on to win international competitions, and turned professional within a few years, winning many prestigious titles. Erin was a staple on Strictly Come Dancing and in 2006 won the Christmas special. She also holds the female record for most appearances on the show. With a passion for dance and fitness, in 2008, Erin hosted “The Big Dance” live in Trafalgar Square; entertained a full house at the Royal Albert Hall; and appeared in BBC’s Proms In The Park.

If you’re looking for someone to inject energy and charisma into your next event, Erin is the perfect choice for you.

Lucy Porter

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Comedian, writer, and actress, Lucy Porter is a famous face on TV and voice on TV and radio.

Lucy is in the midst of an extremely successful career, having starred on the likes of Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. She also regularly appears on BBC 6 Music’s The Radcliffe & Maconie Show and has performed shows in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Macau, Manila, Switzerland and Paris. Lucy excels in satirical comedy events and has become an increasingly popular choice for Christmas party events. She is now also taking her talents into the film industry, and is working on a feature script for a leading British film company, Warp X.

With an ability to capture any audience and make them laugh, she is a great hit at both public and private Christmas party events.

Flavia Cacace

Flavia Cacace

Professional dancer, Flavia Cacace is highly recognised from BBC’s hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing.

Flavia began dancing at the age of six, when she joined a local ballroom dancing class with her sister. Having moved to the UK from Italy at the age of four, her mother wanted all six children to have an activity. Flavia fell in love with dancing and as a result has had a stellar career with it. Following partnerships with two dance partners, Flavia began dancing with Vincent Simone in 1994 and the pair have been dancing together ever since. Flavia and Vincent both appeared on Strictly Come Dancing between 2006 and 2012.

If you’re looking for someone with a passion and flare for entertainment, look no further than Flavia. Having been dancing since she was six, her experience performing in front of audiences is unmatched.

Ben Hanlin

Ben Hanlin

One of Britain’s most famous magicians, Ben Hanlin is praised for making magic modern. With a number of TV appearances and even working as a TV presenter, his connection with audiences is second-to-none. 

Ben’s TV career began on Breaking Magic for the Discovery Channel where his unique magic tricks were first unveiled. He went onto become a presenter on CBBC, and it wasn’t long until he was fronting his own magic show, Tricked, which was launched in 2013. Ben has starred on the likes of Celebrity Juice and Live at the Palladium, and in 2020 he competed in Dancing on Ice, coming in fourth place. 

Ben has a unique skillset that he can bring to your next event. Happy to be booked as a close-up magician, stage magician, after-dinner speaker and host, he can adapt to the needs of your next event perfectly. 

Ola Jordan 

Ola Jordan 

Professional ballroom dancer and model, Ola Jordan has been an adored face on British TV for many years.

With a long-held position on Strictly Come Dancing, performing on the show for nine years, she won the hearts of the nation with her talent. Ola is also the face of ‘Freemans’ and appears regularly on ITV shows such as Loose Women. She took the position of head judge for Poland’s Dancing With The Stars, and in 2019, recorded Celebrity Coach Trip’ for E4, with her husband and fellow dancer, James. Ola now focusses on her family and weekly column for Hello magazine online. She also runs her dance business ‘Dance Shred’ where she foxtrots fans to fitness.

As an experienced entertainer, Ola knows how to inject energy and fun into a crowd. If you’re looking to get everyone up and moving at your next Christmas party, Ola is the person to make that happen. 

We hope you’re getting as excited for Christmas as we already are. To book one of these top acts for your festive party, or for more suggestions, contact jo@evolve-agency.co.uk. Don’t miss the chance to secure your favourite and make your event this year one to remember!

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