Jonny and the Baptists


Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and most recently a 50-date UK tour of their hit show “Eat The Poor”. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.

Jonny & the Baptists have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama; and recently appeared on the BBC TV’s Live at Television Centre. They have topped the iTunes comedy chart with single Farage, supported Mark Thomas on tour and appeared at major festivals from Latitude and Kaleidoscope to Tolpuddle Martyrs and Greenbelt.

Their UK tours Stop UKIP (2014), Rock The Vote (2015) and The End Is Nigh (2016) and Eat The Poor (2017) have played to packed theatres, arts centres and comedy venues up and down the country to thousands of audiences.

★ ★ ★ ★ “Politically energised, raucously silly…broad, daft and punchy”, The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ “Wickedly amusing’”, The Times

★ ★ ★ ★ “Top 10 UK Comedy Talents: Uproarious rock’n’ ROFL-ing… the melodies are as good as the punchlines”, The Independent on Sunday

★ ★ ★ ★ “Superbly crafted”, The Metro

★ ★ ★ ★ “Seriously funny” The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ Fieriness and heart… The enthusiasm, avidity and passion of the band radiate well after the gig has finished” The List

★ ★ ★ ★ “Frank, fresh, funny – and something completely different, even a contemporary Flanders and Swann”, WhatsOnStage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Brilliant… The closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’, Fest