Sofie Hagen Wins Fosters Comedy Best Newcomer Award!
29th Aug 2015
We are delighted to report that Sofie Hagen won the £5,000 Best Newcomer prize in the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards! ‘I think the Fringe is where you learn what you can and cannot do. I could not have done this without a lot of people’ and specifically thanked her director Dec Munro as well as her agent, PR, flyerers – and ‘Jesus’, she said.
Awards producer Nica Burns said: A young comic with an effortless engaging style. The audience is totally charmed as she delivers her story with a twinkle in her eye and and an armful of jokes. As Lucy Lumsden, Chair of the panel said “She makes it look so easy.”
We would also like to note that this is the second GetComedy act named as Best Newcomer in as many years 😉
Australian Sam Simmons picked up the £10,000 Best Show award. This was the third nomination in five years. Burns said, ‘His 2015 Edinburgh show is outstanding, This is a comedian at the top of his craft who has grown substantially since his two earlier nominations.’
26th Aug 2015
It’s been an absolutely mental and brilliant couple of weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, and with only a few more shows to go we are delighted to hear that SOFIE HAGEN has been nominated for BEST NEWCOMER with her debut show Bubblewrap.
You can catch her (FREE) show in the Liquid Rooms at 7.10pm until Aug 31st. Check out the rest of the GetComedy crew HERE
24th Jul 2015
Sounds like it’ll be a wet weekend for most of the UK – just call it conditioning training for the Edinburgh Festival! Get yourself to the warm and dry comedy night near you:
KEITH FARNAN is in Ireland for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival all weekend.
DAMIAN CLARK MCing Jongleurs Camden tonight and tomorrow and is off to Banbury Sunday night.
PETE CAIN is taking to the stage at Up the Creek Comedy Club Sunday night.
PETE JOHANSSON is at Jongleurs Birmingham all weekend and also Birmingham Manford’s tomorrow night. Sunday night he’s back in London at The Backyard Comedy Club.
GLENN WOOL is at Komedia Brighton all weekend then off to join Keith at Vodafone Comedy Festival on Sunday.
WAYNE DEAKIN will be performing at Gloucester Rugby club tonight.
MATT REED is gigging at Ten Feet Tall Comedy in Hartlepool tomorrow night.
SOFIE HAGEN is at Manford’s Comedy Club Birmingham tomorrow night. Londoners have 3 chances to see her show this weekend Balham Fringe tonight, and Laugh Out London and Piccadilly Comedy Club on Sunday night.
BENNY BOOT is up in Leeds at Hifi Club Leeds and Manford’s Comedy Club Leeds tomorrow night and down to Manford’s Comedy Club Southampton on Sunday.
JAMALI MADDIX will be performing at Glee Club Hanley tomorrow night.
GINA YASHERE and ALEX EDELMAN are out at Just for Laughs in Montreal.
Now shake off your umbrella and go find a warm and cosy comedy club to catch some LOLs in.
Love Team GC x
3rd Jul 2015
If you haven’t sweat all the moisture out of your body this week, and fancy crying out the rest through with tears of laughter, here’s where you can catch some awesome comedy this weekend:
GLENN WOOL is at the Comedy Store, London all weekend – all weekend – and don’t forget to catch him on Episode 4 of The John Bishop Show on BBC One Saturday night.
PETE JOHANSSON is taking to the stage at Manford’s Comedy Club in Rayleigh tonight and Comedy Carnival tomorrow.
ALEX EDELMAN has a busy Sunday at Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival, Pleasance Theatre and Chortle’s Fast Fringe.
BENNY BOOT is bringing the LOLs to Jongleurs Reading on Saturday night.
DAMIAN CLARK will be performing in Colchester tonight and at The Last Laugh Comedy Club Sheffield tomorrow.
SOFIE HAGEN is previewing all weekend – tomorrow at Actually Rather Good Comedy Festival.
JAMALI MADDIX is at Birmingham Arts Centre tonight before a well deserved holiday.
MATT REED is entertaining the audiences of Jongleurs Newbury Corn Exchange
tonight and then Alexander’s Chester tomorrow
WAYNE DEAKIN is taking to the stage at Jongleurs Camden tonight and tomorrow.
Have a great weekend and look after yourself in the sun!
Team GC xox
17th Jun 2015
The wonderful Sadia Azmat will be featured on British Muslim Comedy Shorts available on iPlayer from 9pm Thursday, June 18th!
Her short ‘Things I’ve Been Asked as a British Muslim’ will appear alongside pieces by five others, including Asim Chaudhry and Guz Kahn. The show has been commissioned to celebrate Islamic culture as Ramadan begins. Described as ‘goofy and self deprecating’ by the Guardian, this is certainly not one to miss!
More information about the show is available HERE.