Cheap Show Press Release 2016




CheapShow is an anarchic comedy podcast celebrating the best of the cheap and cheerful. It’s a mix of stand up, chat show and twisted games and challenges all based around the hunt for long lost treasures or bargain basement deals.


It’s performed and recorded both live at comic cons and comedy venues in the UK and it is features studio based episodes too. CheapShow has a strong audience participation element, both in the studio and online.


There is nothing amusing about austerity, but CheapShow aims to find the humour in amongst the bric-a-brac of charity shops, junk sales and Poundlands of the UK.


It’s a unique, fun and interactive evening of comedy and a rowdy, energetic podcast experience.


The show is hosted by 3 comedians who specialise in storytelling, performance and improvised stand up, so each episode feels fun, fresh and chaotic.



Paul Gannon is the host and producer of Cheap Show. He has been writing, producing and performing comedy and radio shows for 10 years and created the pop culture comedy show The Geekatorium, which has been highly recommended by Time Out, The Independent and The Guardian and has featured some of the UK and US’s very best comedy talent. His solo show “A Real Ghost Buster” managed to achieve 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. He is strangely proud of that. It is also featured in the forthcoming Ghostbusters documentary “Ghostheads” in 2016.
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Ash Frith is a comedian and writer who has quickly garnered a fantastic reputation, getting great reviews and supporting acts such as ”The Boy With Tape On His Face”, Russell Kane and more recently Christian O’Connell. He is a sharp and creative comic and has a great rapport with audiences.


Eli Silverman rounds out the hosts of CheapShow with his distinct world weary and aggressive brand of comedy. Eli is a stand up and comic actor who works in films and adverts and is the co-host of the cult show “Universal Genius” with Mark Allen. where he plays an angry, grubby, Columbo-esque stooge on the successful fringe comedy panel show… It’s reasonably similar to his role in CheapShow now that we think about it.



Cheap Show is a truly unique, completely random and really fun evening of messy, energetic comedy which sets itself apart from the 100s of Stand Up comedy nights that are liberally scattered across London. Audiences are treated to an evening that lets them play along with the hosts and guest, and as a result, creates some novel and spontaneous moments. The podcast format also allows for a larger reach in gathering audiences and that feedback and support, in turn, generates content and interest in the show.


It sets itself apart from other comic podcasts that revolve around the comedy industry talking to and about itself and mixes improvisation, sketches, music, games and chat to concoct a show unlike many others.


It has guests from the UK and US, from the stand up circuit, and music industry as well as online/YouTube performers. It reaches out to audiences who are more ‘social media’ aware or who are more comfortable getting their entertainment online, rather than live.


Cheap Show prides itself on its budget busting entertainment and bric-a-brac content and shows that you don’t have to spend a tonne of precious money on an evening of comedy.


Cheap Show – The Economy Comedy Podcast about everything and especially nothing.


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