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Colin did his first stand-up comedy gig in May 2005 and in July 05 won the hotly contested Jimmy Carr Comedy Idol Competition, winning a support slot at Bloomsbury Theatre, a part on Jimmy Carr's new DVD and a couple of TV appearances doing sketches with Jimmy.
Colin was a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year Show and appeared in the Big Value Comedy Show Edinburgh 2006. He has done live work with the Mighty Boosh guys, including performing at their Boosh Festival in 2008 and as well as running his own comedy night at The Orange Rooms in Southampton, Colin is now gigging regularly at most of the comedy clubs throughout the UK.
"Colin Owens, an effusive act beneath his scraggly hair. His embarrassing anecdote – about a Fray Bentos meat pie – is brilliant if true, even better if he made it up." (Chortle 2009)
"Big voiced Colin Owens, a good storyteller of his own life – he clearly had the ability to grab and keep the attention of an audience" (Chortle 2009)
"Really good material" (Big Value Edinburgh Review - Three weeks Aug 2006)
"rough around the edges … a self-confessed disaster zone with some memorable stories" (The Stage 2009)
"Genuinely Brilliant' (Jimmy Carr)
"Nice DIY story' (Ricky Gervais)
"Lovely Tight Material' (Jeff Green)
"I knew he’d be funny and he was" (Michael McIntyre)
"Impossible not to like" (Russell Brand)
"Brilliant performer" (Frank Skinner)
"Brilliant, like a funny neighbour" (Tim Vine)
"Really really good new act, actually made me laugh out loud" (Dave at Banana Cabaret 2006)