LATEST NEWS !
We're about to announce some dates for the next batch of London MUSICAL CID shows, with big name guests, so keep you eyes peeled! Meanwhile, have a dekko at our Guest on MUSICAL CID this August on Abi's YouTube channel! MUSICAL CID YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
Abi took two shows to the Fringe in August - her debut solo show, TWERK IN PROGRESS (at the Voodoo Rooms) garnering four and five star reviews Edinburgh Reporter, One4Review and Black Diamond Radio, with full houses throughout the runs of both shows.
Her comedy confessional show, MUSICAL CID (Gilded Balloon) and played to packed and sell-out houses, featuring Special Guest Comics such as: Al Murray, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Jo Caulfield, Jarred Christmas, Seann Walsh, Craig Hill, Mark Dolan, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan, Nathan Caton, Alexis Dubus, Paul McCaffrey, Brenda Gilhooly, Luisa Omielan, John Robins, John Ross, Rich Wilson, Christian Reilly, Mary Bourke, Eric Lampaert, Stephen Bailey and Katie Mulgrew!
Abi is taking two shows up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year - MUSICAL C.I.D., the comedy confessional show will be at the Gilded Balloon, Teviot Turret every day for the whole of the Fringe! Tickets available from the Ed Fringe website. Abi is also taking her debut solo stand-up show, TWERK IN PROGRESS to the PBH Free Fringe. She'll be at The Speakeasy, (Venue 68 - The Voodoo Rooms on West Register Street) for the whole month.
Abi's show, MUSICAL C.I.D. is back!! The next show is on 5 Mar at The Camden Head Pub, Camden High Street, Camden Town with Star of Radio 4, the amazingly funny, JOHN MOLONEY! See more about shows and our next Guests at MUSICAL C.I.D or keep an eye on the show's Twitter page. The show looks at comedian's musical preferences and record collections when they are "called in" to be asked probing questions. In every show, there is a surprise revelation and a finale that would put Jimi Hendrix to shame!
The first show in London at The Camden Head Pub, Camden Town featured super-funny and talented comedy mind-reader and mentalist, Doug Segal. On 6 November, we had as our Special Guest, the star of stage and screen, the wonderful, Brenda Gilhooly! Our Christmas Special featured comedy warrior and GQ Comedy Editor, the fabulously funny, James Mullinger!
November 2013: Abi supported Jack Whitehall at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 November 2013 in aid of the Stand Up For Women charity which helps vulnerable women and victims of domestic violence. For more details click HERE.
May 2013: Abi opens for Michael McIntyre at The Bloomsbury. Read the New Statesman review of Abi at the Bloomsbury Theatre HERE
May 2013: Read the Comedy Chords review of Abi at the Bloomsbury Theatre supporting Michael McIntyre HERE
August 2013: Read about Abi in The Independent newspaper: HERE
For other reviews, click HERE
Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2011, after a number of years as a musical and cabaret performer. She has been dubbed by critics as "Brilliant, funny and charming. True genius" - James Mullinger, Comedy Editor, GQ Magazine; "Very funny, rapid-fire, infectious humour...unstoppable and triumphant… takes down target after target (New Statesman); "Raucous" (Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph); as "Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines...entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more" - Gigglebeats.co.uk; "...a master impersonator" (Edinburgh’s Three Weeks) and by UK Comedy website Chortle as "a consummate entertainer".
Abi was a Finalist in the prestigious Harrogate Comedy Festival 2012 Comedian of the Year, a Finalist in the Comedy Store's Costa Light competition in 2011 and she is a previous winner of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's sought-after Peter Ackermann Comedy Award - an award for outstanding comedy performances, awarded annually by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2014, she was awarded the Basher Award (Scottish Radio Award) for best concept show for MUSICAL CID at the Edinburgh Fringe.