Kiwi comedian Kevin McCarron started performing in the UK in 1997, and soon established himself as a regular headlining act on the London Circuit, as well as taking on the role of resident compere for several comedy clubs in the Laughing Horse Comedy chain, a comedy company he also co-promotes.
Specialising in compering, Kevin has fast become recognised as one of the best comperes on the circuit. The skills that make him a natural performer have been developed over a number of years as a comedian, and he is one of the few acts that is truly at ease when warming up a room, or controlling an evening of comedy. Kevin can create an atmosphere and energy in a room out of nowhere, effortlessly being able to build up enthusiasm from the most despondent of crowds - he relaxes the crowd, making the lives of the audience a part of the show and making sure everyone in the room is involved and ready for a night of comedy. Kevin continues to compere at all levels of comedy, from the hard work of keeping a new act competition running, to compering shows with the likes of Mark Thomas and Rob Newman.
Kevin's professionalism means that his priorities are always that of the shows success - his style complements the other performers, and this enables him to lift a show that's loosing energy, maintain momentum in a show that is going well and kick-start a low-energy crowd, while always leaving them wanting more.
"Brilliantly Quick Witted" - Time Out Comics Choice
"Top London Comic" - Liberty Radio
"Great Comedy" - Evening Standard
"Good Timing" – Arnold Brown
"I always know the crowd'll be warm when Kevin's the compere... A remarkably bald chap, very funny!" - Dan Willis, Comedian
"Must be the best compere around, certainly the best compere I've seen" - Audience Member
"The best compare on the London circuit, by an absolute mile and I'm including D.K [Daniel Kitson] at The Cafe (one of my favourite acts), in that statement" - Audience Member.
"Extremely quick and witty and has a knack for making the audience feel part of something special" - Audience Member.