Bonkers, Energetic prop-meister and pun-merchant based in Telford, Shropshire. Like a speeded up contemporary Tommy Cooper
I have been performing at comedy nights up and down the country for over 6 years, paid gigs include funhouse comedy, can comedy, scallywag's comedy, comedy hut, ROFL comedy and many many other independent promoters. Have up to 50 minutes of material and can do opening, middle or closing spots.
Awards, achievements etc:
Dave's Top 15 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016
Finalist - UK Pun Championships, Leicester comedy festival
Winner - Best Alternative Act, Midlands comedy awards
Finalist - Last Minute Comedy New act of the year
Semi Finalist - English Comedian of the year.
Semi Finalist - Laughing Horse new act of the year (x3)
Winner - Outstanding Contribution To Comedy, Midlands comedy awards
Winner - King Gong, Manchester
Winner - Funhouse Comedy 'should I stay or should I go' (x4)
Runner Up & 3rd Place 'Funhouse Comedy 'should I stay or should I go - champion of champions'
Edinburgh Fringe shows:
The Energy & The Apathy (2 hander, 20 mins, 2014)
Prop-meister (solo, 25 mins, 2015)
Punderstudy* (solo, 50 mins, 2016)
*"I was following a marmite van down the motorway. It was heading yeastbound" - Dave's Top 15 Jokes of the fringe 2016
"He delivers prop gags and puns with élan. The gags go from genius to terrible, but work because of his delivery and a couple of people were laughing that hard, I worried for their health" (Peter Fox, Nottscomdeyreviewer)
"As someone who has gigged with Roger as an act and booked him as a promoter I can can honestly say he is one of the most unique and talented acts I've come across in all my years in comedy. There is no need to compare him to other acts he's just bloody brilliant. BOOK HIM NOW" (Jon Wagstaffe, Scallywags)
"Roger Swift is ‘THE’ prop comic. It has no right to work, but it really does. His gag per minute rate is simply off the scale and has the brilliant ability to completely blindside an audience with an unexpected punch line. My favourite thing on the comedy circuit at the moment.” (Paul Savage, Speak Easy)
Also a comedy night organiser in Shropshire (as Teknicolour Smoof)