Line up

Terry Alderton

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Following a little hiatus from the slopes, Terry Alderton is back! The hills are alive with the sound of BONKERS! Having traveled the world, winning numerous awards including the Best International Act at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Terry will be back to headline the Gala Show on the Tuesday luring us into his psychedelic world to teach us about his ‘voices’.

In the last year alone he has played the Melbourne Australia Comedy Festival, New Zealand Comedy Festival, India and Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Terry has been Perrier nominated in Edinburgh and recently won the 3 Weeks Critics award.

This frequent traveling has meant performing alongside some of comedy’s biggest stars. Michael McIntyre has found Terry as a source of inspiration. He has recently worked with Joan Rivers who became an instant fan and Eddie Izzard who proclaimed him to be a ‘very funny comic with a fantastic comedy mind’, but someone who really ought to seek some sort of professional help.

Terry starred in The BBC’s Michael McIntyre Comedy Road Show, SKY One’s The Match 2004, a regular fire fighter in ITV1’s London Burning in 2002, and also hosted in his own radio show, ‘Terry’s Turnstiles’ on London’s Capital  Radio FM.  Terry also hosted the BBC’s National Lottery, ‘Red Alert’, with Lulu for the BBC Joy of Text(BBC1) Winning World Cup Tickets(ITV1) It Shouldn’t Be On TV (Sky1) Bleeding Thumbs(BBC2) Game Stars(ITV1).

“This is a mainstream act that dares to be different, that comes from the soul… Effortlessly enjoyable yet excitingly different. He deserves a big future.” – The Times

The Cuban Brothers

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It’s long been said that Cubans sing when they speak, dance when they walk, and woo with a love song. They’ve brought their #sexyfavours to Mayrhofen / Hippach im Zillertal so many times over the last 15 years that it is believed that over 20% of the local school children were fathered by Miguel himself.

From humble beginnings, Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani and Kengo San have built Los Hermanos Cubanos – The Cuban Brothers – into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the globe.

Not only the entertainment of choice for Elton John, Richard Branson and Robbie Williams, the trio has supported James Brown, Chuck Berry, Fatboy Slim, De La Soul and performed with The Prodigy, Q-Tip, Chic, Roy Ayers and Jocelyn Brown, as well as touring the world 20 times over.

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Jimeoin

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The ‘Man with the Best Eyebrows in the Business’ – Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. We’ve been waiting a long time to be able to say this, but finally the Irishman from Australia and frequent star of TV’s ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ brings his unforgettably hilarious, world-class stand up to the mountains of Mayrhofen to entertain you lucky bunch!

Jimeoin has conquered audiences world-wide from New York to New Zealand, Aspen to Amsterdam, the Middle East to the Far East, and honed his comedy skills over an impressive comedy career. We are absolutely thrilled that he’s joining us this Christmas time for his first EVER appearance at Altitude! We guarantee that his amazing jokes, songs, mimes and one-liners will be the ones you’ll be quoting to all your friends when you get home from the festival.

‘It gets no better than this… Hilarious’ Time Out

‘If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids… Hilarious’ Evening News

Zoe Lyons

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Zoe’s trademark high energy, brilliantly observed routines and sharply written material has left her with an ever-growing fan base. This year she won both the Comedian’s Comedian Award and Chortle Best Club Comic.

As well as being a series regular on Mock The Week (BBC 2) and The Wright Stuff (Channel 5), Zoe’s recent TV credits include Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Live At The Apollo (BBC 2), The John Bishop Show (BBC 1), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Pointless Celebrities (BBC 1) and winner of Celebrity Mastermind (BBC 1).

Radio credits include The Frank Skinner Show (Absolute), The News Quiz, The Now Show, It’s Not What You Know and The Rest is History (BBC Radio 4).

“Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd” The Guardian

“Zoe Lyons really cuts the mustard” The Scotsman

Eddie the Eagle

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Who could be more fitting to join us in the beautiful mountains of Mayrhofen than the legendary Eddie the Eagle! He’s the unique British sporting hero with an incredible story to tell, a blizzard of hilarious anecdotes, soaring highs and bump landings. Despite landing in last place at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, a short-sighted plasterer from Gloucester jumped straight into the hearts of the public. Eddie is bringing never-before-told tales and will be regaling us all with his truly unique story of flying against-all-odds and turning failure into success, showing what’s possible when you dare to follow your dream.

‘A solid gold winner’ – Empire

Andy Askins

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Andy Askins is a diminutive figure who exudes an air of vulnerability as he steps up to the microphone armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. It’s an overwhelmingly misleading demeanour which serves to heighten the impact of the killer lines that he delivers.

Andy has an expertly crafted routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies. A talented musician with a captivating voice, popular songs have been re-written and given a perverse twist to tremendous comic effect. With a wickedly dry sense of humour, Andy’s darker material is sweetened by his innocent and impish demeanour which never fails to leave audiences in the palm of his hand. With impeccable timing, the inventive and quirky songs are peppered with inspired patter – the material is as strong as the songs and delivered in an inimitable modest and self-deprecating style.

On TV screens, Andy was recently invited to appear on The John Bishop Show, performing a storming set at the Hackney Empire. Having impressed audiences and executives alike, Andy has then invited back to perform on this year’s John Bishop Christmas Show. Andy has also recorded a set for the latest series of Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store, and has performed on two series of The World Stands Up, also for Comedy Central.

“ALTHOUGH HE LOOKS MILD-MANNERED AND STUDIOUS, HE ACTUALLY PACKS A WRY, CHEEKY WIT. THERE IS, MOST DEFINITELY, SOMETHING WARMLY ALLURING ABOUT HIM. HIS WINNING PERSONA GOES A LONG WAY.” Chortle

Glenn Wool

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Glenn began his comedy career in his hometown of Vancouver in 1995. He moved to London in 1998 and quickly became one of the rising stars of the London and international comedy circuit having performed in Australia, New Zealand, The USA, South Africa, Switzerland, France, Croatia and Arabia. Glenn was nominated for Best International Stand Up at The New Zealand Comedy Awards and Best Headliner at the Chortle Awards.

Glenn is a regular TV face having made appearances on John Olivers New York COmedy Show (USA), 7DAYS (NZ), Melbourne Comedy Gala (AUS), Funny as Hell (HBO/CAN) Russell Howards Good News (UK), Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The BBC Stand Up Show, The Live Floor Show, 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and The Comic side of Seven Days for the BBC. The World Stands Up, Comedy Blue and Edinburgh and Beyond for Comedy Central,   He continues to be a regular in Comedy Cuts, the comedy show from ITV2.   Glenn also wrote and starred in What’s The Story?’ broadcast on Channel 4 as part of the Comedy Lab season.

“Effortlessly funny with an affability that other comics can only dream of – You have to go and see Glenn Wool” The Guardian

“Edgy, imaginative, funny and original, Canadian born Wool sets the standards at the fringe” Daily Telegraph

Andrew Maxwell

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No-one could be more thrilled about Altitude’s first ever Christmas edition than co-founder Andrew Maxwell. Ireland’s most knowledgeable and shouty comedian will return with his intrepid social comedy and his world-famous lederhosen. Let’s just hope he doesn’t spoil them again…

Maxwell has starred in John Bishop’s Only Joking, Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Dave’s One Night Stand and Ex on the Beach.

His fiery wit will melt your heart while he relentlessly pokes you with his funny bone.

it’s a genuine treat to be in the company of such unabashed optimism” ★★★★★ Fest

“One of the best comics around” ★★★★★ Time Out

“Infuriatingly excellent…he delivers a superb set” ★★★★★ Sunday Times

Abandoman

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With more lyrics than Austria has mountains, improvised hip hop comedy group Abandoman are returning to the Alps with their innovative mixtape mashups and futuristic jams.

Abandoman have toured with multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran, appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge and Sky Arts Latitude coverage.

Using their trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman will take you on a magical journey, transforming your likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales.

Join them for the greatest musical party on snow.

“Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing. Genius!” The Stage

“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile.” – Chortle ★★★★

Daniel Sloss

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Macauley Culkin – but we couldn’t afford him so we’ve booked cheap lookalike Daniel Sloss instead. Scotland’s comedy prodigy and Altitude’s birthday boy Daniel Sloss started performing stand-up at the tender age of 16. Now an entire decade on, his success is snowballing out of control. As well as tickling the schnitzels of audiences worldwide with his unmissable live tours, his TV accolades include Conan (making 4 guest appearances in one year- the only stand-up ever to achieve this), 2015’s John Bishop Show, Sunday Night at the Palladium and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Look out for this talented young clown hurtling down the mountain on his snowboard this festival, most probably donning a penguin costume.

The laughter rose to hysteria” – The Herald

Lou Sanders

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Lou has taken the comedy world by storm, with her ‘genuinely funny bones’. She’s received the highest accolades for her hilarious surrealist stand up, and so it’s no surprise she’s been all over our screens on Comedy Central, Dave, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, BBC Three and ABC1, heard on BBC Radio One, Radio Four, Channel X and Absolute Radio, and named as one of the top comics to see in Vogue, Elle, TimeOut, The Times, The Independent and The Guardian.

‘Destined for hugeness’ – Time Out

Nick Cody

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It’s Nick Mother Flippin’ Cody! At only 29 years of age, Nick has already headlined comedy clubs all over Australia, perfomed at the invite-only Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, sold out numerous solo tours at the Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals and has toured the country with international superstars such as Jim Jefferies and Anthony Jeselnik.

He was even personally selected by US comedy legend Bill Burr, to support him at the Sydney Opera House, as part of Just For Laughs (Sydney).​

“The most hilarious at this year’s Fringe.” The List

“He’s got it all – the timing, the material selection, and the perfect mix of audacious and likeable. Nick Cody is brutally honest and an absolutely fantastic comedian.” BEAT Magazine

Kai Humphries

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If winter sports, amazing comedy, beautiful scenery and unlimited Weissbier aren’t enough to make you feel wonderful this January – then Kai is on hand to teach you a thing or two about life. The only comedian optimistic enough to still believe in Santa Claus – his 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘How to Be Happy’ wowed audiences and critics alike. Kai’s supreme wit and infectious happiness make it impossible for him not to spread the genuine joy he experiences in sharing his stories and jokes with a crowd.

Impossible to dislike and side-splittingly funny” Fest

Endearing and funny” Edinburgh Evening News

Barry Castagnola

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Barry Castagnola conquered Kilimanjaro with Rhod Gilbert on BBC1 in the achingly funny ‘Rhod Gilbert VS Kilimanjaro’, and now it seems he’s become a bloomin’ mountain addict…

Barry will be joining us on the slopes of Mayrhofen with a sleigh full of anecdotes and his hilarious trademark style of political commentary. Festival veteran Barry has made sides split internationally in New York, Ireland, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, Glastonbury and The Reading Festival, as well as on BBC1’s The Stand Up Show and more!

“A satire on stand up, comedy agents and much more, it is also hysterically funny, faced paced and full of energy…an unmissable show.” GQ (Top 10 Picks of the Fringe)

The International Improv Allstars

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Altitude wouldn’t be Altitude without the Improv Allstars at Après-ski. The format is simple. Three sexy, sexy guys improvise a full hour of comedy based entirely on your suggestions. In the capable hands of these seasoned improvisers, anything can happen. And it will. Especially if a guest comedian slightly less experienced in the art of improv is mercilessly hurled into the mix.

Andy Smart (Comedy Store Players), Steve Frost (Who’s Line Is It Anyway?) and Ian Coppinger (The Panel) will bring you a show that can only happen in that way on that night that once.

“Joyfully funny” – Three Weeks

 “It’s hard not to get swept up in the show’s infectious nature” The List

Markus Birdman

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Markus Birdman is one of British comedy’s most experienced and well-travelled performers. In demand all over the UK and abroad, Markus is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe with many solo shows to his credit and headliner status at all the top clubs. He’s performed at the Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth Comedy Festivals and was nominated by the New Zealand Comedy Guild for Best International Guest. His international gig list would give Michael Palin a run for his money, with shows in Singapore, The Netherlands, Qatar, Bahrain, Austria, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, Finland, Cyprus and India to name a few. Not to be missed, catch him before he jets off again.

‘Delightfully comic. Controversial, personal and wickedly punchy’ – The List

‘Engagingly mixes the silly and the downright wrong’ – Chortle

OH MY GOD! IT’S THE CHURCH

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It’s time all you sinners went back to church.  To a service where party is the new praising, where you’ll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. Hell, even Jesus get’s down and dirty at this show!

‘Oh My God, It’s The Church’ is a raucous interactive party experience and parody of a Deep South Pentecostal church brimming with the best soul, blues and disco tunes. Fronted by the insane pastor ‘Michael Alabama Jackson’ the service leads the audience through a sermon of serious partying. Since it’s premiere in May 2013 the show has moved from the fringe tents onto the main music stages at numerous festivals including The Secret Garden Party, Isle of Wight Festival, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. The rest of 2015 saw even more conversions as The Church continued its Divine Mission touring with the raucous Molotov Jukebox around the UK and performing a special service at the Madness House of Fun Weekender in November. Think Sister Act on speed as the converts keep on growing!

Fusing music, dance, theatre and comedy the show comprises of one preacher, three choirgirls and an organ player who create an all-encompassing Pentecostal parody party experience that engages the audience from the very first hymn.  Come and kiss the ring of redemption, get ready to Sin, be saved and then Sin all over again in this holy and hilarious hootenanny.

“The best act to ever close Shangri-Hell at Glastonbury” -Chris Tofu, Continental Drifts

“A hands down, hands up, show stopping, bible bopping, jaw dropping, what the flip is going to happen next roller coaster of massive amazement. Enough praise to raise your hands, your soul and the roof off any stage this side of Alabama!” -Bestival

“They create a wild infectious energy and have the audience in their desperately unholy hands from the very beginning” -The Secret Garden Party

“Oh My God, It’s The Church, no doubt some of the best money we’ve EVER spent on an act” -The Queen of Hoxton , London

Crissy Criss

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25 year old ‘Crissy Criss’ is a British International DJ, Producer & Presenter who is a part of the BBC Radio networks BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra. Raised by Step Dad jungle legend ‘Kenny Ken’. Crissy Criss has traveled the world from the tender age of 13 to the present day spreading the loving Drum&Bass vibes that lays in his heart and runs in his blood. He’s entertained the masses with his music across Australia, US, Canada, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Israel, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Scotland, Puerto Rico, Italy, Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Ibiza, Greece, Germany, Holland, Austria, Romania, Croatia & Denmark just to name a few!

Erb n Dub

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We’re pumped to announce that Altitude Christmas will finish with an incredible party at the Arena Nightclub curated by DJs Crissy Criss and the outstanding Erb n Dub

It’s not in the immensely talented Erb N Dub’s nature to just crossfade robotically between the biggest tracks of the day. Anyone who’s caught one of his scratch-laden four-deck sets of dancefloor destruction knows this only too well. Whatever facet of the craft you look at, whether it’s crate-digging, mixing, scratching, juggling or straight party-hyping, he’s constantly taking his skills to ever higher levels to astound audiences around the globe.

MEONMEOWN

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Amazing South London DJ MEONMEOWN will kick off the final night party at at Altitude Christmas in the Arena Nightclub

The Original Silent Disco

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EARGASMS GUARANTEED! THESE GUYS & GALS ARE THE ORIGINALS, THE FIRST AND NO.1 SILENT DISCO ON THE PLANET!

The silent disco phenomenon reaches new heights at these exclusive ORIGINAL SILENT DISCO SHOWS. Pick your channel and choose your side as your ‘special guest’ DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, while you dance the night away.
A silent disco has much in common with a regular disco or party, with one noticeable difference…there’s no music! That is until you put on a pair of ‘special’ headphones… Then you share in the experience of listening to our ‘special guest’ DJ’s at the same time, in the same room. But don’t worry, there is no horrible sound clash! Each pair of headphones has 2 channels chosen by a simple switch on the side of the headset, allowing you to choose your preferred choice of DJ/music.

Silent Disco are throwing two electrifying parties at Altitude…The first is a Silent Disco ON ICE! We are shaking with excitement to ice-skate (and fall over) to all our favourite tunes.

The second event they’re hosting looks to become the Highest Silent Disco ever – taking place at 3250m on top of the Hintertux Glacier!