Komedia New Comedy Award - Semi Final

at Komedia, Brighton

Contact venue for tickets

Price
£7.00
Phone
01273 647100
Website
komedia.co.uk/brighton
Email
tickets@komedia.co.uk

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring

Barry Ferns

Barry Ferns appearing at this event

Barry Ferns has been writing and performing comedy since he was 17 years old. He won the Glastonbury Festival Comedy competition and reached the semi final of So You Think You're funny. He was described by Bristol's Venue Magazine as 'sickeningly talented' and by Matt Lucas as 'one of the best new acts I have ever seen'. 'Surreal genius' (Metro) 'I laughed so hard"... So funny someone should call a paramedic' (The Guardian).

See 4 tour dates featuring Barry Ferns

Archie Maddocks

Archie Maddocks appearing at this event

Archie Maddocks is an exciting and award winning stand-up comedian, who is armed with a natural stage presence, and a 'winning smile'. He possesses an affable and likeable nature that immediately puts people at ease and has impressed both his peers and audiences with his charismatic, conversational style, hilarious observations and quick, acerbic wit. He also makes the perfect host to any event, having had experience hosting a variety of different comedy nights, quizzes and talent shows. He's a sharp writer and playwright who has had his work produced by some of the best theatres in the UK (including Orange Tree Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and The Royal Court) and internationally too (New Light Theatre in New York!). Competitions: Bath Comedy Festival New Act Of The Year 2014 WINNER Amused Moose Laugh Off 2014 RUNNER-UP New Act Of The Year (NATYS) 2014 Finalist English Comedian Of The Year 2014 Finalist Squawker Award Finalist 2013 Golden Jester Finalist and Runner Up 2013 'An impressive set...' (Bruce Dessau, British Comedy Awards) 'Charismatic and enthusiastic... Watch this space' (Chortle).

See 8 tour dates featuring Archie Maddocks

Maisie Adam

Maisie Adam appearing at this event

Maisie Adam first tried stand-up comedy in October 2016, in her native North Yorkshire (and unlike most newbie stand-ups, she did a full hour for her first ever gig). A couple of months later, she applied for the UK's largest stand-up competition: So You Think You're Funny. She headed up to Edinburgh for the semi-final, which she won, and the final was held at the end of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Maisie won this too, becoming only the fourth woman to have done so in 30 years. Maisie returned to the Edinburgh Fringe the following year with her debut show Vague, which sold out the Gilded Balloon every day, received rave reviews and earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. She also won the Amused Moose National New Comic whilst up at the Fringe, and Vague was picked up by the Soho Theatre for an extended post-Edinburgh run in January 2019. You may have also seen Maisie Adam on BBC's Mock the Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and ITV’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, and she has appeared on The Stephen K Amos Talk Show (Audible) and Urban Myths (Sky Arts). Other credits include BBC Three’s Period Dramas, and as show support for fellow stand-up Kiri Pritchard-McLean

See 18 tour dates featuring Maisie Adam

Stephen Grant

Stephen Grant appearing at this event

Human amphetamine of a comic from Brighton. Compere at the Krater Comedy Club. Grant possesses an energy and intellect which, when combined, make for dynamite comedy. His speed and dynamism create a magical energy which has audiences rapt and hanging on his every word. 'Stephen Grant is nothing if not original. Supremely intelligent yet utterly accessible, his charm lies in the quick-fire speed of his mind' (The Stage) 'An unstoppable, ebullient motormouth... He's famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners... you're never more than 15 seconds away from a really good laugh' (Chortle) 'Consummate comedian' (Time Out) 'It is not hard to see why Stephen is so popular, he possesses an energy and intellect which, when combined, make for dynamite comedy' (The Comedy Box, Bristol).

See 21 tour dates featuring Stephen Grant

Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes appearing at this event

Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011, she won the BBC New Comedy Award and became a finalist at the 2011 Latitude Festival New Act of the Year competition. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show. “Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines.” (The Scotsman). “The pace is fast, the material strong and the delivery perfect” (Chortle). “She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comic” (The Guardian). Angela Barnes was #8 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.

See 11 tour dates featuring Angela Barnes

Komedia

  • 44-47 Gardner Street
  • Brighton
  • BN1 1UN

Website:
komedia.co.uk/brighton
Booking:
01273 647100
Disabled Booking:
0845 293 8480

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