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TeakShow is a rare phenomenon - a one man, one woman sketch act. London based TeakShow was formed by actors Jackie Stirling and Johnnie Hansler and writer/director Stephen Dinsdale.

They have performed to rave reviews in comedy festivals throughout the country and also ran a comedy venue in London - in the building that housed Peter Cook's legendary Establishment Club.

TeakShow has a pool of sketch writers who have also written for TV, radio, film and theatre and who produce a continually riotous repertoire - and they and the performers are also available for bespoke events and corporate commissions.

Past Credits include:

  • Edinburgh Festival, Gilded Balloon
  • Boathouse Cambridge
  • Comperes for Bardathoon, 24 hour Shakespeare
  • Hackney Empire's New Act of the Year - finalists
    Arthur Smith's "Cut Price Comedy"
  • Regular hosts at the Disestablishment Club - at The Private Eye Dining Room, Coach and Horses pub, 29 Greek St, Soho, London
  • Magdalene College, Oxford
  • Madame JoJo's
  • The Arts Club
  • The Hay Festival
  • The Henley Festival
  • Leicester Comedy Festival
  • Camden Fringe Festival


Jackie Stirling has most recently appeared in Doctors (BBC). She has just worked on 'It's No Joke' written by Mark Kelly (script writer for Jo Brand). She performed in ‘BBC Last Laugh’ at The Ealing Studios.

TV and Film credits include:

  • Fanny Hill (Meraviglia Films

  • American Nobody in London (Cannes Film Festival)

  • London Voodoo (U.S.A. DVD film release)

  • The Drop (BBC Film Network)

  • Never Ever After (Montreal Film Festival)

  • Holby City (BBC)

  • This Life (BBC2)

  • The Knock (ITV)

  • The Sitcom Trials (ITV1)

  • EastEnders (BBC)

  • ChuckleVision (CBBC)

  • The Bill (ITV)

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She has an impossibly tiny waist, like Kylie.


Johnny Hansler co-wrote and starred in the hit play Goodbye – the (After) Life of Cook and Moore, playing the role of Peter Cook. Originally stage at the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, it recently played to full houses and rave reviews at Leicester Sq Theatre.

Other stage credits include:
  • Hackney Empire New Act 04 (finalist)
  • Peter Cook in Pete ‘n’ Me New End Theatre, Hampstead
  • Lance in Toast, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
  • Home Secretary in Maggie’s End, Gala Theatre, Durham

TV includes:

  • Hotel Babylon - playing Mr Pelham (BBC)
  • History’s Hardest Prison - playing Captain Jack Mackpheadris (Nat Geo Channel)
  • The Queen’s Sister - playing Colin Tennant  (C4)
  • My Family (BBC)
  • The Gillian Taylforth Trial (C4)
  • Dream Team (Sky TV)

Feature Film credits:

  • Axed (Lionsgate)
  • The Devil's Business (Metrodome / Film 4 OD)
  • Central role in Flyaway with June Whitfield
  • Deadly Departed - Lead role of psychopathic father Kurt Wendell

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He is very tall with floppy hair, like a man’s should be.