Hadoke is the highly regarded regular compere at XS MALARKEY, Manchester's multi-award
winning comedy venue. He has also headlined at many Northern comedy venues and
is an accomplished serious actor with experience on television, the stage and
even in an opera! Toby's stand-up is renowned for its topicality and occasionally
uncompromising political slant, and his delivery giddily straddles the humbly
self-deprecating to the ferociously in-your-face.
XS MALARKEY, MANCHESTER - Best Comedy Club In The North, Chortle
Awards 2002 and 2003:
Regular compere, introducing acts like Peter Kay, Dave
Spikey, Junior Simpson, Reginald D Hunter, Jimmy Carr, Mick Miller, Stewart Lee,
Richard Herring and others.
COMEDY STORE, MANCHESTER:
Semi-regular on M.E.N. At Work (2001-current).
Regular compere on New Stuff (2005-present).
The Unbroadcastable Radio
Show - topical sketch satire show (2003 - current).
FROG AND BUCKET:
Hundreds of compere appearances (weekends and raw
Compere, headline and main support appearances at
Store (Leeds) The Stand (Edinburgh) The Buzz, Mirth on Monday, The Comedy Zone,
The Blue Cat, Manchester University (all Manchester) The Ark (Headingly) Head
Of Steam, Slaughterhouse, Rawhide (all Liverpool) The Big Issue Edinburgh Festival
Extravaganza (supporting Phil Kay) Limelight (Crewe) Jesters (Bristol)and many,
for The Unbroadcastable Radio Show.
Articles in The Guardian, The Independent
and DVD Monthly.
Adapted 1984 and Accidental Death Of An Anarchist for the
Kay's Phoenix Nights (Ch 4), Coronation Street (ITV), The Forsyte Saga (ITV),
Always and Everyone (ITV), Shameless (Ch 4), Building the Titanic(ITV), Pure Soap
GMR Live Election Coverage, Late Night Currie (Five Live), Spanking New (Radio
7), Michelle Around Midnight (guest and co-presenter, BBC GMR), The Allan Beswick
Show (co-presenter, BBC GMR), Sunday (Radio 4, Anita Anand (Radio 5) plus many,
Several for CD-ROMS, Radio Adverts, Corporate Videos, Radio
Idents and Documentaries (tape available on request)
(on tour) Loot, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sherlock Holmes In Trouble (Royal Exchange,
Manchester) The Talented Mr Ripley (Dukes, Lancaster) Genoveva (Opera North, Edinburgh
Festival World Premiere) Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Edinburgh
Fronge and tour) Plus many more.
WINNER: The Les Dawson Award (inaugural winner beating
a shortlist including Peter Kay, Daniel Kitson, Dave Spikey, Ken Dodd, Caroline
Ahearne, Craig Cash and Steve Coogan) - 2003 North West Comedy Awards.
Best Radio Comedy Content (Michelle Around
Midnight, BBC GMR) - 2004 North
West Comedy Awards.
WINNER: Best Comedy Club (XS Malarkey) - 2004 North West
WINNER: Best Comedy Club (North) (XS Malarkey) - Chortle Awards
2002, 2003, 2004.
NOMINEE: Best Touring Show (The Unbroadcastable Radio Show)
- 2004 North West Comedy Awards.
NOMINEE: Best Comedy Writing (The Unbroadcastable
Radio Show) - 2004 North West Comedy Awards.
of the local heroes of comedy - one of the regular highlights (of the night) is
the genial and all-inclusive banter of Hadoke himself" - Ben Carlish, Metro
of the circuits leading comperes - an expert ringmaster, tackles hecklers with
relish and zeal. A comedy genius" - Helen Duff, Metro
quick witted mix of left field topicality and observational asides ensures he's
rarely short of work" - Mike Barnett, Manchester Evening News
had the audience in stitches" - Kevin Bourke, Manchester Evening News
stage manner more engaging than Henry VIII, and a wit sharper than an executioner's
axe. Good audience rapport and a slayer of hecklers" - The Big Issue
OF THE WEEK: A star with brains" - William Cook, The Guardian