John Stiles is one of the most popular and busiest comedians on the after-dinner speaker circuit. He is a former Professional Footballer, having played for Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers, before injury cut short his career in the game. He is also very proud of the fact that his father is World Cup-winning hero & European cup winner Nobby Stiles MBE.
He was born in Manchester in 1964, after finishing his playing career on a high with Doncaster Rovers John went into the football agency industry, including working for the same Management Company that looked after the Spice Girls.
He then started working as an ‘After Dinner’ Speaker and Master of Ceremonies which then developed into him turning to the world of comedy where he has now established himself as one of the most popular acts on the circuit. John also prides himself on the fact that his act is very original and funny with a great emphasis on voices and impressions which sets him apart. He is also proud to say that he can cater for mixed and men-only audiences.
Whilst John is a regular choice for sporting dinners, where he has followed all the top speakers and big names, he is also perfect for golf day dinners, Rotary and Round Table dinners, cabaret evenings and company functions.
He is equally at home with either male-only or mixed audiences, with material to suit the requirement. John prides himself on the fact that his act is original and funny with voices and impressions to help set him apart.
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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