Gavin Webster is a blunt-talking, motormouth Geordie who calls a shovel a shovel, which is exactly the sort of no-nonsense attitude that instantly establishes his authority over the audience.He hits them with a quick succession of gags, too that reinforces his status – but what a mixed bag they are. Some are weather-beaten old favourites, some are surrealist-tinged leaps of imagination, others yet are as sharp and funny as they are hard hitting.Gavin Webster started his comedy career as half a double act, going solo in 1995. He was a regular team captain in Channel 4’s Does Doug Know? and is an established name on the circuit. He has also supportedLee Evans, Jack Dee and Phill Jupitus on tour. In 2014, he was named UK Circuit Comedian of the year, as voted for by fellow professional comedians online.