Matt Forde - Following the success of The Political Party shows in London and a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Matt Forde brings his sharp topical stand-up to the Pleasance. Matt recently starred in the successful Channel 4 series Jon Richardson Grows Up. He has previously appeared on Have I Got News For You, This Week (both BBC 1) and Russell Howard's Good News (BBC 3), don't miss your chance to see this "first class comic" (The Guardian). Mark Smith - Mark (Russell Howard's Good News, MTV) has been performing stand-up regularly since 2008 and has rapidly established himself as one of the most interesting and exciting comics on the circuit. A So You Think You're Funny finalist, Mark has gigged all over the UK and is a master craftsman of wit, renowned for drawing laughter out of any crowd. When Mark is not gigging he writes for 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and is the warm-up for shows such as Have I Got News For You and Room 101 (both BBC1). Steve Bugeja - Steve was recently crowned the 2013 BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner. He was also a finalist in the Amused Moose and Laughing Horse new act competitions, making him one of the stand-out new acts of the past few years. Steve is currently supporting Russell Kane on his 2013/14 national tour ?smallness' as well as gigging at comedy clubs across the country. A prolific writer, Steve has contributed material for Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard's Good News. In 2012 he won the BBC's Funny on Three sitcom competition along with his writing partner, which resulted in them developing a pilot script with BBC Comedy North. He also won the BBC's Jesting About 2 sketch competition, which culminated in his material featuring on a radio sketch show for BBC Newcastle. Steve has also contributed material to Radio 4's The Show What You Wrote and Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack. Steve is currently developing a pilot with BBC Radio Comedy.