Tim’s been performing since early 2015 and received interest from agents and regular repeat bookings from professional promoters, including Glee Club. Tim performs as character act Marti, mocking British local customs, language and habits. Naïve observational content with some wordplay and storytelling aim to give this act broad and entertaining appeal.
Stand-up for cider 2016 – winner, audience vote
King Gong 2016 - finalist
Gloucester Comedy Festival new act competition 2016 – runner up
Comedy Gladiators 2016 – runner up ('Very close runner up in the Comedy Gladiators competition. A warm and refreshingly different act, destined to go far I feel.' Sal Monello, Riproar comedy club)
‘Hilarious naivety.’ Arthur Smith (BBC, The Guardian).
‘…local act Marti, aka Tim Hoskins from Tewkesbury, who set the stage alight with his portrayal of a foreign entertainer showing off his variety of English accents.’ Stroud News and Journal.
'Tim Hoskins doing a ten minute open spot was forced into an encore by an enthusiastic audience who loved him, and his story.’ The Ross Gazette
'I think your act is great. Very funny and very clever. I don't usually give advice, but in your case I'll say don't ever stop.' Matt Price, comedian.
‘Don’t ever think about stopping , you must keep going. You must. Great act.’ Geoff Boyes, comedian.
'Really good show with a full house. Revelation of the night was Marti. This act completely blew the audience away. Indeed, at one stage I was laughing so much at his jokes, I was struggling to breathe. Marti is a German stand-up with a nervous facial twitch, who tells us funny stories from his day-to-day life…this could be a massive act.' Martin Mullaney (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club, ComedyCV.co.uk)
'Great big belly laughs from audience and comics alike, Tim's set was peppered with moments of ridiculous strokes of genius! We will definitely have him back and thoroughly recommend him.' Fitz of Giggles at Komedia
'Highly entertaining stand-up, Tim's humour hits that sensitive balance between stereotypes and expectations that appeals to everyone. Confident character comedy, he's definitely a solid act who holds the audience in suspense whilst they wait for the next joke. Excellently written piece and highly professional.' Worcestershire Headway (charity)
'Assured, confident, clever, precise and brilliant. With a bucketful of laughs, Tim is welcome back anytime.' Utopia Comedy
'Tim went down a storm, his refreshing style and delivery soon had the audience in stitches. An act with great potential, watch this space.' The Pleasant Comedy Club