Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2012. She was a Finalist and Runner-Up in the London Comedy Store's Costa Light Comedy Competition in 2012, a Finalist and Runner-Up In the 2012 Harrogate Theatre's Comedian of the Year and took the Audience Award at the same festival.
She is a regular weekend act at comedy clubs such as The Glee Clubs, Bearcat Comedy and Backyard Comedy Club, as well as the major independent clubs, such as Bracknell Comedy Cellar, Banana Cabaret, Gag House Comedy and The Kings Head. Abi gigs all over the UK.
She also regularly appears as a Guest Comedian on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Midweek, Weekend and Outlook, as well as on comedy radio stations Talk Radio, FuBar Radio, Moscow Comedy FM (Russia) and Wildfire Radio (US) and she has just filmed her first sitcom pilot for Sky One playing a Russian woman Irina in Cameron Gordon’s Bucketless, as well as a major role in Square Cat Films Comedy Short, One Under. She recently became the first UK comic to perform in Russia, in Russian, completing three nights of shows to packed-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.
In her five years in professional stand-up comedy, Abi has the accolade of having supported major league performers such as Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Tom Stade.
TV, Radio and other Projects
Abi is also one half of character act Frankly On Tuesday, playing Radio 4 presenter Ginny Frankly alongside Brenda Gilhooly's character Gayle Tuesday (Harry Hill's TV Burp, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies, Jack Dee Show, The Paul O'Grady Show, Saturday Night Live) which premiered at this year's Guernsey Comedy Festival. More recently, Abi has presented the Edinburgh Live! TV show for Sky TV.
Nominated: Best Comedy Show, Funny Women Awards 2016
Nominated: Best Comedy Show, Buxton Comedy Festival 2016
Nominated: Best Comedy Performance, Buxton Comedy Festival 2016
What the press say:
Abi has been dubbed by critics as "an incredible stand-up…unstoppable charisma, dominating the stage all through the hour with a wide range of insightful observations...She's a true talent, with her boisterous, laugh-out-loud humour that never once fails to gain laughs from the audience, she's an entertaining and one-of-a-kind stand-up.” - Edinburgh Festival Magazine.
"Brilliant, funny and charming. True comedy genius..one of GQ’s Top Ten New Stand-ups to see in 2016", GQ Magazine;
"Dangerous and the very opposite of consensus comedy...she cleverly disguises some hard-hitting stuff working on several levels at the same time, whilst she wraps up these subliminal messages with some Vaudvillian schtick …she's rapid-fire, infectious humour... unstoppable and triumphant...and she takes down target after target" - New Statesman;
"She breaks new comedy ground. She is a fantastic live act and one the best female acts on the circuit today... one of those comedians you tell your friends that "you must see" - Independent;
"Raucous and incredibly funny" - Daily Telegraph;
"Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines...entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more" - Gigglebeats.co.uk;
"A master impersonator and a gifted comedy performer standing way out from the herd. Abi Roberts has huge stage presence, commanding the room from the moment she steps on stage.. a wonderful blend of funny stories and audience interaction. Not to be missed. Steal a ticket if you have to." - Edinburgh’s Three Weeks
"Roberts is packing them in (at the Voodoo Rooms)...she is truly and hysterically funny and has definitely got the comedy moves. She does it all with genuine charm and character, with big laughs. She has an imposing range of talents and her impressions are, well, impressive. She really is more than just a stand-up". UK Comedy website Chortle.
Abi Roberts was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.
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Abi Roberts tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 1999.
34 Abi Roberts Tour Dates
Folkestone Mirth Centre:
Abi Roberts, Andre Vincent, Christian Reilly
The Lanterns (CT20 1EY)
Belly Laughs London Bridge:
Abi Roberts, Andy Stedman, Tom Lucy
KCLSU Waterloo (SE1 9NN)
Friday Night at the Backyard Comedy Club:
Backyard Bar (E2 0EL)
Saturday Night At The Backyard Comedy Club:
Backyard Bar (E2 0EL)
Folkestone Centre Of Mirth - First Birthday!:
Abi Roberts, Leo Kearse, Danny Posthill
The Lanterns (CT20 1EY)
1st Anniversary Show:
Danny Posthill, Abi Roberts, Leo Kearse
The Folkestone Centre Of Mirth (CT20 1EZ)
Paddy Lennox, Abi Roberts
Dunmow Arts Centre (CM6 1XS)
"Beached - An Evening With Abi Roberts And Bette Midler (Sort Of)" - WIP
Backroom @ The Star Inn (GU1 3TY)
Gaghouse Comedy Reigate:
Nathan Caton, Abi Roberts, Steve Best
Manor Hotel (RH2 9PF)
Mushy Pea Comedy Club:
Abi Roberts, Craig Murray, Lewis 'Big Lou' Jones
Marsh Mill Village (FY5 4JZ)
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