Jon Monie


"A first-rate comic" The Stage


"A rubber faced comic genius" Venue Magazine


"Jon Monie's deadpan delivery is one of the evening's many pleasures... the show gets a lift whenever he appears" What's On Stage


“You’d have to go a long way to find someone who plays the comedy roles as well as Jon Monie... a top comic in his own right" Bristol Post


"One of the most accomplished comedians on the panto circuit"

Theatre Bath


"Flawless comic timing" Wiltshire Gazette & Herald


“A consummate performance by a master of timing who never over-eggs a joke or one-liner” Stage Talk Magazine


"One of the best panto funnymen in the business. Here is someone who is just so at home in this oh-so-silly environment, quipping with the audience, embracing the set pieces with genuine affection and with the ability to draw laughs with the slightest rise of his eyebrows" Listomania


"Jon Monie makes an unbeatable Dandini and steals the show"

Bath Chronicle


"A special mention must go to Jon Monie, who bore more than a passing resemblance to the late comic genius Leonard Rossiter" Wiltshire Times


"The most pleasing comic performance comes from Jon Monie. With more than a passing resemblance to Buster Keaton, he presents a clown with genuine pathos" Bristol Evening Post


"Jon Monie warrants the biggest cheer... effortless rapport with the audience" Stage Talk Magazine


“Steals the spotlight... super-fast, quickfire asides and utterly charming personality” The Bath Magazine


"Jon Monie is outstanding... has the audience eating out of his hand" What's On Stage


"Exceptional stage presence, quick wit and winning personality" Children's Theatre Magazine


"Jon Monie and Chris Harris simply stole the show. Their repartee and on-stage camaraderie made the show whizz past" Bath Chronicle


"A first-rate panto star... superb comic timing... I have never seen my wife and children laugh so much at a panto and largely this was down to Mr Monie” The Bath and Wiltshire Parent


"Jon Monie as Idle Jack, a Buster Keaton look-a-like whose very presence makes you smile, is ideal" Bristol Evening Post


"The multi-talented Jon Monie is a wonderful clown"

Wiltshire Gazette & Herald


"Fulsome hurrahs to Jon Monie, a genial, elastic-faced modern clown with a cracking line in gags (scripted or otherwise)" Venue Magazine


"A force to be reckoned with... simply priceless" Swindon Advertiser


"Jon Monie is many people's favourite. He just has that happy knack of making you laugh as soon as you see him" Bath Chronicle


"Superb comic timing and interaction with a lively audience" 

Bristol Evening Post


"The truly sublime Jon Monie... priceless comic moments" Venue Magazine


"Jon Monie, a lively and likeable Wishee Washee... strong on audience participation" The Stage


"The real star of the show was Wishee Washee played by Jon Monie who was a natural for the part, with his obvious ability and boundless energy as the perfect foil for many of the gags and asides of the other actors whilst bringing his own personality to the fore every time he was on stage" 

BBC Wiltshire online


"A hilarious funny man... and boy, does he know how to work an audience" Bath Chronicle


"Much loved actor and entertainer Jon Monie should win awards" Guide2Bath


"Jon Monie is once again the star of the show, showing his versatility as an actor, comedian and even a dancer" Gloucestershire Gazette


"Commanding presence" The Reviews Hub




"Avent and Monie are pros at the back and forth, constantly on the same page, setting each other up perfectly and executing punchlines expertly. This is my favourite sketch show in Edinburgh so far, showing innovative comedy and clever mechanisms which are a joy to sit and watch... truly satisfying belly laughs" Broadway Baby (4 Stars)


"Avent and Monie are perfect foils for each other. They do tightly scripted material well, but equally can fall happily into improvisation... two highly capable and charismatic performers" Edinburgh Fringe Review


"These guys know what 'funny' is" Jon Plowman, BBC


"A rapid-fire comedy banquet... It would be a surprise if this was not the loudest, longest laughter the venue has ever heard in one night... they raised the roof" Bath Chronicle


Avent & Monie

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