Bill Woolland, after dinner speaker, comedian, is available for North West events and is ideal as an event host for dinners and parties, a compere or a link man. Whatever the occasion Bill will fit in every time! He has been successful at performing internationally at comedy clubs and on cruises, not to mention appearing at weddings, cabaret nights and corporate events throughout the UK. As an after dinner speaker Bill has supported TV comedians on national tours. A truly versatile comedian.
However, Bill Woolland excels as an event host and compere with his warm personality, spontaneity and improvisational skills. He creates exceptional audience rapport. Client feedback: “Bill was a real success who adapted perfectly to the conditions – providing good gags, stories and much improvised comment. Having organised many lunches I would strongly recommend him.” Graham, Chester Cricket Club.
A popular saying, variously quoted but generally attributed to Ed Wynn, is: “A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny.” This draws a distinction between how much of the comedy can be attributed to verbal content and how much to acting and persona.
Comics sometimes foray into other areas of entertainment, such as film and television, where they become more widely known; e.g., Eddie Izzard or Ricky Gervais. However, a comic’s stand-up success does not guarantee a film’s critical or box office success. Comedians can be dated back to 425 BC. This was a time when Aristophanes, a comic author and playwright, wrote ancient comedic plays. He wrote 40 comedies. 11 of them survive and are still being performed. Aristophanes comedy style took the form of satyr plays. (Wikipedia)