A smart, funny, kind, stand-up comedian, musician and improviser, has been all over the world in nearly 30 years, from Glastonbury Festival to the Falklands, in search of the finest audiences.

Each show is different because each audience is different. Building his own audience of loyal fans, body-swerving fashion, and keeping under the radar, this versatile, warm and intelligent performer’s secret weapon is word of mouth.

Highly regarded as one of the circuit’s legends, Silky has built a cult following that has taken him globally: China, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Seychelles, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden, the USA, the Philippines, Kosovo, the Falkland Islands, Australia, and across Europe, from Luxembourg and Germany to the French Alps and Italian Jazz Clubs.

Silky has written and performed an impressive eleven Edinburgh festival shows:

Silky’s Midnight Run (2002)
Nut Allegory (2012)
It Was This Show Or Have Kids (2013)
Tribute Act (2014)
The Shrieking In My Mind (2015)
Indoor Fireworks (2016)
Food Fight! (2017)
Ziuq! (2018)
Singer, Songwriter, Comedian, Spy (2018)
Well, You’ve Done It Again! (2019)
The Sound Of The Baskervilles (2019)

He has also taken shows to the Liverpool, Glasgow, Leicester & Melbourne comedy festivals.

Silky has also appeared at iconic festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, The Green Man, Camp Bestival, The Big Chill, God’s Kitchen Global Gathering, and Kendal Calling to name a few.

The Stand-Up Show (BBC),
The World Stands Up (Paramount),
The Comics Lounge (AUS)

Winner: Stand Comedy Club “Good Egg”
Winner: Bakewell Arts Festival “Out There” Award
Finalist: 2019 Musical Comedy Awards
Finalist: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year
Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award
Double Liverpool Echo Arts & Entertainment Award Nominee

“I predict ‘doing a Silky’ may enter the national lexicon as shorthand for disabling 150 people to mirth-bound helplessness. Unforgettable, knock-out performance”
Plymouth Herald

★★★★★ Three Weeks

“A performer I urge you to go and see for yourself.”
★★★★ The Herald  

“Like your funny best friend – only funnier.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby  

“cryingly funny”
Bath Chronicle

“A quality performer. I have been missing out for ages!”
**** One 4 Review

Star Metro, Kuala Lumpur

“honest, heartfelt, slickly-delivered, irresistible stand-up.. an accomplished joke-smith. Relatable, warm and, crucially, very funny.”

“Stand up in its purest, rawest form… it was amazing to watch. One of the bravest and most unusual sets of the festival.”
Liverpool Daily Post

“One of the comedy circuit’s most popular headliners … On the cusp of Superstardom.”
Yorkshire Life

“Among the best of the circuit … born funny.”
City Life
“Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful stand-up, beautiful singer”  
Fred MacAulay, BBC Radio Scotland
“Not just a very funny comedian but someone who understands comedy and encourages other performers too. Lovely man!”
Rory Bremner