A lot of this information is covered in various places on this website [eg ‘Quotes’ and ‘Bio’] but to get anywhere in showbiz you need a one-stop-shop of fool-proof reasons why you should be booked above Joe Bloggs (which considering his successful t-shirt campaign his hard). So this is Ted’s ‘comedy CV’, impressive in’it?
“A very funny man”-Richard Herring
“One of the most promising and original new acts I’ve seen” Wil Hodgson
Ted Shiress is a seasoned Cardiff-based comedian with just enough patience to write sharp material and not much else. Having moderate Cerebral Palsy it is clear that he is frustrated; frustrated at being regularly mistaken for someone with learning difficulties, frustrated at finding stairs wherever he goes and frustrated at finding sex nowhere he goes. Luckily for you his speech impairment forces him to convert his vitriol into a series of very sharp and honed gags. His approach to writing is ‘it takes me 50% longer to get to the punchline than the average comic, therefore I have to make my material 75% more concise”.
Ted has had over 200 gigs experience and a finalist in the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards 2010.
He has performed at Birmingham and Cardiff Glee Clubs, Kill For A Seat and the Green Man Festival. He has appeared on bills with Ray Peacock, Wil Hodgson, Mark Olver, Matt Price and more.
And luckily for you, public transport is far too inaccessible for Ted to ever utter the phrase ‘…and then I got off the bus’.
Yet more people have tried being nice to him and here’s a selection of who they are and what they have said:
“Funny as f**k!” Lee Sigerson, Cardiff Glee Club manager.
“Ted Shiress is a very funny up and coming comic who is unique in both presence and attitude. He’s a sharp writer and a strong performer with an ability to ad lib and really suit the mood of the audience, who whenever I have seen him, have always laughed a lot and enjoyed his company.” Matt Price
“A very, very funny bastard” Paul James
And this appeared in the national paper calling him ‘a rising star of Welsh comedy’
That could well be bullsh*t but why not book him just to be sure?
Once finalist and twice semi-finalist in The Welsh Unsigned Stand-up Award
Once Laughing Horse Quarter Finalist
Once joint-winner of a Hilarious gong show
Played Cardiff and Birmingham Glee clubs
and more often than not, winner of ‘Funniest person living in his flat… for one’