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BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013 - Heat: Elis James
The BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2013 aims to find the best new stand-up talent throughout the land.
Winners of this heat make it through to the semi-finals.
The heats are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra with a live final culminating on BBC Radio 2.
Previous finalists include comedy royalty Alan Carr, Peter Kay
and Sarah Millican.
Cardiff-based stand-up comedian. A versatile comic actor whose character creation 'Rex' is a regular feature on Rhod Gilbert's BBC Radio Wales show, Elis' profile has been boosted with frequent appearances on BBC Radio One Wales, two critically acclaimed Edinburgh solo shows (The Most Cautious Little Boy in Wales – 2009, and Daytripper – 2010) plus numerous appearances on the UK comedy circuit including tour support act for Rhod Gilbert.
For Elis's 2009 Edinburgh Fringe offering, The Most Cautious Little Boy In Wales, he was subsequently selected for the Best Of The Edinburgh Fest Australian tour, an honour that has been bestowed in previous years to the likes of Dylan Moran, Ross Noble, Simon Pegg and Ardal O'Hanlon. He has also extensively toured Daytripper at the Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane comedy festivals.
'He hypnotises the audience into loving him. There's also a laugh every ten seconds or so which overall makes it a complete joy' (Time Out)
'An intensely likable performer, he manages to get the audience to share in the heat of his unlikely passion, and you'll be rooting for him throughout his various misadventures' (The Guardian).
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Venue: The Glee Club
Phone: 0871 472 0400
Disabled Bookings: 0121 693 2248
→ Cardiff Bay 5 min walk