The Kagools are a multi-award winning physical comedy double-act from the UK, making a real splash on the comedy festival circuit. Their comedy can be pitched as adult late-night or family-friendly as required and is suitable for speakers of all languages.
★★★★★ "One of the outright funniest pieces of the entire festival" - TVBomb
ONE OF THE URBAN LIST’S TOP 5 INTERNATIONAL SHOWS TO SEE AT MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016
"See The Kagools now before they make it big on TV" - The Advertiser, Adelaide.
Originally created by comedy duo, Wilkinson Ford (Claire Ford "Simply outstanding and has changed my views and opinions on characters, clowning and female acts in general" – Adelaide TalkFringe, and Nicky Wilkinson, Finalist 'So You Think You’re Funny' and 'New Act of the Year' 2013 "Effortless likeability and an excellent comic timing" – Chortle), as recurring characters in their full-length sketch shows, The Kagools proved so popular with audiences that in 2013 the pair shifted their focus to developing shows featuring them exclusively. Wilkinson Ford became The Kagools and never looked back.
Since then, they’ve toured both in the UK and overseas to critical acclaim.
European Festival appearances have included: Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival (where they so impressed festival director Geoff Rowe that he personally invited the duo to appear at the Festival’s grand finale show ‘Comedy Heaven’ at the 800-seater Curve Theatre), ‘TouMAZEing’ International Comedy Festival in Stavanger, Norway; Lancaster Comedy Festival; Brighton Fringe; Bath Comedy Festival; Oxford Fringe; The Sure Festival of Comedy, Guernsey; The Balham Comedy Festival, London; The Great Yorkshire Fringe, York; The Buxton Fringe (where their shows have been awarded Best Family Show in 2015 and Best Comedy Show 2016), Liverpool Comedy Festival; Sheffield Comedy Festival and Deershed Festival, North Yorkshire.
2016 began with their first tour of Australia with appearances at Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Fringe World, Perth; Adelaide Fringe and Anywhere Festival, Brisbane. They plan to return to Australia in 2017 with their brand new show ‘Tutti’.
In addition to their tour shows, The Kagools also have well-worked-in comedy club sets which can work with every audience, from super-conservative to raucous late-night crowds.
★★★★★ - Mumble Comedy
★★★★½ - "Ingenious…life-affirming" – RipItUp
★★★★ - "Beautifully executed...Perfect viewing for all ages & nationalities" - Chortle
★★★★ - Three Weeks
★★★★ - The Skinny
★★★★ - Arts Review
★★★★ - "They’re here to find the silly child still within us...Perfect" - ShortCom
★★★★ - "Pure genius...comedy gold...side-splittingly hilarious" - BroadwayBaby
★★★★ - TheClothesLine.com.au
WINNER BEST COMEDY SHOW 2016
"The comic timing of this assured duo keeps us deliciously entertained. See them while you can" - Buxton Fringe
WINNER BEST FAMILY SHOW 2015
"I genuinely laughed from start to finish... A comedy sensation for all ages..." - Buxton Fringe
FULL LENGTH SHOWS:
2016/7 Various - "The Kagools: Tutti"
2015 Various - "The Kagools"
2014 Edinburgh Festival - "Kagoolio"