Gráinne Maguire returns to Comedy Utopia to show us her Edinburgh material ahead of the festival.
Gráinne Maguire & Kelsey De Almeida Comedy Night
Saturday 13 July
Gráinne & Kelsey bring Edinburgh to you
Kelsey De Almeida is fresh from his comedy tour of Australia.
Matt Burden to host.
At the tender age of 23, Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. In his short time on the comedy scene, he's already supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping four UK Tours, Abandoman on their 2017 UK Tour and will be supporting Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour.
He's also been hand picked by Mary Tobin Presents to represent the UK in Australia this year, taking part in their 'Best of the Edinburgh Fest' showcase shows at both the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019.
The show has already received a ★★★★½ review in Adelaide saying "Kelsey is a pleasure to watch on stage... I look forward to seeing his career flourish".
He's someone that was spotted early on to be a rising star, after being asked to support Stephen K Amos on Tour just 11 months into starting comedy and also being selected by Bound & Gagged to take part in their showcase of new talent in 'AAA' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 only 18 months in.
He's a comedian with a completely unique and distinctive voice. Using his stand up to describe what life is like being a young Christian in the modern world - with plenty of laughs along the way!
Described by Julia Chamberlain as "Destined to be absolutely huge" - he's a young man you may just want to look out for..!
Winner: 'Best Newcomer' - Southend Comedy Festival.
"Destined to be absolutely huge. Charming and disarming, he held the audience in the palm of his hand and made them helpless with laughter. He puts wit and polish centre stage." - Julia Chamberlain
"Opened for me on tour, a superb act to follow. Blown away by his funny, they loved him. Catch him now, he's got it." - Stephen K Amos
"Hilarious young comic...definitely one to watch" - The Argus
"A pleasure to watch on stage... I look forward to seeing his career flourish" - Glam Adelaide
"Wins the audience over immediately with a combination of great material and confidence" - Glee Club
As heard on:
BBC Radio 4 Extra
ABC Radio Adelaide
Fresh FM Adelaide
At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 Maguire had a show entitled Great people making great choices. At the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Maguire had her one woman show Gràinne with a Fada. as well as a panel show on at the Cabaret Voltaire entitled What Has The News Ever Done For Me? Maguire returned to the Edinburgh Festival in 2018 performing at the Gilded Balloon with her show I forgive you, please like me.
Gráinne Maguire has appeared on BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy The Now Show, More Money Than Sense and Breaking The News as well as Stewart Lee’s The Alternative Comedy Experience.
Maguire has been a writer for comedy shows The News Quiz, Newsjack and Dead Ringers (comedy) on BBC Radio 4 as well as television shows The Last Leg and 8 out of 10 Cats for Channel 4. Maguire has also written columns for The Guardian.
Maguire has been a panellist on the BBC 1 flagship debate show Question Time (TV series) Maguire has been a guest on BBC 2 programme Daily Politics, and BBC current affairs investigative programme Panorama. Maguire produces a podcast with Marie Le Conte called Changing Politics.
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