According to The Stage, "JLA's Real Variety Show is known throughout the entertainment industry as being the best in the business.” It has uncovered dozens of stand-ups, musical comedians and visual acts from around the world, and provided an industry ‘premiere’ for the likes of Bill Bailey, Dara O Briain, Jimmy Carr, Michael McIntyre, Rob Brydon, Jason Manford, Rhod Gilbert and Kevin Bridges.
SHOWING ALL 2007
Michael McIntyre and Frankie Boyle, two rapidly rising comics, demonstrate consummate skill in front of 850 event producers and organisers. Bruce Airhead takes the balloon act to new heights. Celloman shows supreme cool, and Lenny Henry struts his stuff with Poor White Trash; but the evening belongs to the Australian shadow puppeteer Raymond Crowe, who reprises the Wonderful World routine that made him a worldwide sensation on YouTube.