Broadcast / presentation / acting / comedy
Holsten Pils FHM comedian of the year finalist 2004
Manchester City Life Comedian of the Year Finalist 2004
Winner of Comedy Store Gong show December 2004
Comedy since 1997, I"ve done 1000"s of gigs
organisier and compere of Witchwood Comedy Cauldron, The Witchwood Ashton Under Lyne 2003-2004
Clock Tower Comedy Club, Manchester. I compered and organised a once weekly comedy club 2001-2002.
Winner "Fez comedian of the year 2000" - The Fez - Bath
Winner "Murphy"s Malarkey Open Mic 1998" - Scuffy Murphys - Manchester
Favourite gigs - Lock and Load, Blackburn - King"s Head, London - State Bar, Glasgow - The Arc, Leeds - Buzz Club, Manchester - XS Malarkey, Manchester
TV and Radio
2002 Get Happy, I present a weekly comedy and music show on WFM 97.2fm in Manchester.
2001 "Having A Pop" writing for and acting in Play UK comedy sketch show, starring Mark and Lard.
2001 "That Was Now" a short film based in Manchester directed by Howard Walmsley, I played food critic "Stephen E Nicholl" - not yet released
2001 ALL FM presenter - RSL radio station based in Manchester.
2000 XFM (radio) London, Overnight Presenter
1999 Channel M, writing and acting in Comedy Sketches on local TV station- Manchester
1999 BBC Radio One, Broadcast Assistant
1998 Asian Sound Radio, Breakfast Presenter - Seriously! my name was "Rakish!"
1989 Children"s Channel, Presenter and writer of Children"s TV show
TV Warm Up
Granada TV Too Many Cooks 2005.
"Now the night had been rolling along nicely until Roland Gent came along! Roland sent the quality levels soaring. His amiable style insisted that the audience soon warmed to him and his excellent material and delivery ensured that the warmth son turned into hardcore belly laughs. Several times Roland had the audience gasping for breath as superbly weaved his way through his act. His uncanny John Peel impression was a winner especially when tied together with some great material. Roland left the stage with a great audience reception and rightly so, this man rocked. In my humble opinion, Roland left the headline act with his work cut out." - locknloadcomedyclub.com