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Meet the team

Gordana Micic – Director / Founder

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Gordana Micic, aka Gordie, is a comedian, dancer, producer, scientist, engineer, model, managing consultant, mother and… a bad cook. Hosts international shows, festivals, corporate & professional development events.

Gordana uses wittiness and playfully introduces music & body movement & dance metaphors in order to reframe & facilitate positive changes. Trained in methods of accelerated change & developing high performing teams.(languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, French)

Sonia Aste – MC

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Have you ever been to Spain? Did you think things were … ‘interesting’? Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who believes ‘Cultural differences are like Sangria – a mix that sometimes leaves a headache, but we always end up asking for more!’

‘Fans, football, folklore & family, uplifting and hilarious’ ★★★★★ Oxford Daily

(languages: English, Spanish, French)

Thomas W Kelly – MC & Producer

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Performing artist and writer Thomas W Kelly is a founding member of Groovie Comedy. Known as the drag queen Dark Sugar, she hosts and produces cabaret shows with a distinct dark sillyness and variety of acts.

Singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, poet,… all round beautiful human and pleasure to have around.

Vix Leyton – MC

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Discovered by Mark Watson on Twitter, Welsh comic Vix Leyton is a natural storyteller with a keen eye for observation, combining warm, whimsical charm with biting wit.

Vix creates a wonderful a warm & welcoming setting.

“A rising star on the comedy circuit ” The Metro

Alex Ratman – MC & Producer

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Comedian, painter and poet – Alex is known for his rambling and hilarious storytelling. As a producer his nights are fun and high energy. Tomas & Alex have formed an innovative production The Beard & The Queen which allows us to showcase even more diverse creations including poetry, visual arts. Avant-garde is, by definition, art that is ahead of its time and so they are.

Brooke Hoerr – MC & Producer

Originally from Chicago & trained at The Second City, Brooke incorporates comedy improvisation at the end of the shows he gets all the performers back on stage to do unscripted playful ‘improv finale’. Brooke helps us deliver corporate training too as some firms do indeed train their staff in resilience, problem solving, teamwork using comedy as a tool and vehicle.

Wesley D – MC & Producer

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“Wesley D is an Essex-raised comedian & a certified “Weirdo”. He delivers hilariously unique observations and stories, complete with accurate impressions, characters, and mouth-based sound effects!”

Katie McLeod – MC

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Our lovely Katie is a regular host and Edinburgh Fringe tour de force.

“Excellent show! Funny and moving, possibly even life changing if it reaches the right people.” GhB


Our hosts & acts are as diverse as our shows… 

Follow our production team, comperes and performers (not home – on social media, of course).

CJ Hopkins
Dark Sugar
Rick Kieswetter
Malinda Mukuma
Sonia Aste
Vix Leyton
Ben Lawrence

Imran Yusuf
Chris Lynam
Vash Pernikar
Thomas Clarke, Lucien Jack, Kat Kasisopa, Gordana Micic, Mark Beetlestone
Sarah Mills
Jordan Grey
Dark Sugar & Alex Ratman
Brandon Palmer
Athena Amoret
Charlotte Fox
Andy Zapp
Balkan Girl
Gordana Micic
Ali Woods
Ione Brown
Cecilia Delatori
Mark O’Keeffe
Emmanuel Paul
Dark Sugar audience game
Chris Lynam
Flat & The Curves
Sam Rhodes
From top left to bottom right: Victoria Howden, Ed Mulvey, Ashish Suri, Andy Zapp, Gordana Micic, Scott Capurro.
Peter Buckley Hill
Fiona Clift
Kate Martin
Gabby Killick
Madame Chandelier
Thom Tuck
Wes Defoe
Will Hitt
Sean Meo
Sara Barron
Ellie Connor
Jo Caulfield
Mike Gunn
Ben Chai & Logan Murray
Dr Audrey Tang – Community Mental Health & Wellbeing workshop at the Groovie Comedy
Kris Davies
Barbara Fernadez
Katie Pritchard
Stephen Portlock
Tom Fortes Mayer
Mike Capozolla
Madam Chandelier – Opera
Ben Lawrence
Rosana Susilovic
Krusevac Geto at Groovie Grove

Action shots from Groovie shows