Festival compère, including Best of Banana Cabaret

About This Project

We’re delighted to have award-winning comedian John Moloney, co-producer and co-founder of the Balham Comedy Festival, as compère for many of the festival shows, including Best of Banana Cabaret.

A professional comedian for over twenty years, John headlines at all the major comedy clubs and festivals around the world, from Melbourne to Edinburgh and the prestigious Just For Laughs and Halifax Festivals in Canada, to The Liffey Laughs in Dublin, he is recognized as a true comic talent.

TWICE has he won ‘Best Live Performer’ at The London Comedy Festival and he was nominated ‘Best Live Stand-Up’ at The British Comedy Awards.

John was also delighted to be included in Channel 4’s World Top 100 Stand-Ups.

His comedy hit The John Moloney Show on BBC Radio 4, has recently been recommissioned for its third series and if anyone missed the first series it is currently enjoying a replay on BBC Radio 4.

“A wondrous array of classy gags. Comedy scholars, plus folk needing a right good laugh, can choose from a wide range of quality Moloney originals. Take your pick from droll one-liners; coruscating bits of political satire, absurdist observations; gleeful schoolboy puns and observant re-interpretations of everyday phenomena. In addition, they’re all delivered with a measured dryness and quiet understatement, too. Masterly.” – THE HERALD

“He looks every bit the professional. He is. He treats the audience with compassion, tact and intelligence in a performance that has strolling one-liners and hilarious stories.” – THE STAGE

“A triumph of Quality over Hype.” – THE SYDNEY HERALD

“One of the best things about watching live comedy is seeing a comedian get his second wind of inspiration.  Sometimes an established comic suddenly finds something extra, and one of these comics is John Moloney. He’s been a headliner at top clubs like the Comedy Store for years – yet his comedy has acquired more depth, as well as an even sharper edge.” – THE GUARDIAN



Compere & Co-Producer
Now in its eighth year, Banana Cabaret's annual Balham Comedy Festival returns to full glory in 2019 with nine nights of top standup from 5th to 13th July!