Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Eric Rushton brings his brand-spanking new hour to the festival. As well as spanking brands, he’ll be telling loads of jokes that range from good in quality to excellent in quality. He might also chuck in some poor ones for a laugh “Manages to keep a stag party almost rapt even while talking about the toxic pressures of masculinity.” – Chortle. “Reminiscent of Sean Lock” – The Scotsman
Since his comedy debut in 2014, Eric Rushton has been mixing with the best newcomers on the comedy scene, and impressing audiences with his intelligent, playful material and likeable, self-deprecating stage persona.
In January 2020 he won the prestigious 'Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year' award - an award that was previously won by the likes of Romesh Ranganathan, Jason Manford and Johnny Vegas on their way to stardom.
Before that he was a Chortle Student finalist in 2016 and So You Think You're Funny? finalist 2017. He is a regular performer at the UK's biggest comedy clubs and festivals.
“Manages to keep a stag party almost rapt even while talking about the toxic pressures of masculinity.” Chortle
"Often hilarious, absurdist imagery delivered with a low-key lack of showiness, reminiscent of Sean Lock" - The Scotsman, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
CREDITS SO FAR:
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020
So You Think You're Funny 2017
English Comedian of the Year 2017
- semi finalist
Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2016
Midlands Best New Act 2016
Birmingham Breaking Talent Award
Midlands Best Act 2018
Press & Reviews
The Scotsman, **** "Reminiscent of Sean Lock"