Edinburgh Preview: Pierre Novellie and Jonny & The Baptists
Pierre is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. He previously had a regular role in the three-part Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders, as well as appearing in the Joke Thievespilot for BBC2 opposite Marcus Brigstocke, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags and a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.
An acclaimed live act, Pierre has supported Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on their national tours and was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards for two years running. His previous Edinburgh shows have been well received by both audience and critics alike, with his last two shows placing in the top 20 best reviewed comedy shows across the entire Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and 2018, and receiving five-star reviews from The Metro and EdFestMag, four and a half stars from Chortle and four-star reviews from The Scotsman.
‘A show packed full of belly laughs…impressively well written, perfectly building and building and rich with detail…Novellie delivers it all with real astuteness and skill’ ★★★★★ The Metro
‘a big presence…He will go far.’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Wry, confident observational comedy…hilarious.’ – The Sunday Times
‘Slick and slightly offbeat… redolent of Eddie Izzard’ – Chortle
Jonny & the Baptists
Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and most recently a 50-date UK tour of their hit show “Eat The Poor”. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.
Jonny & the Baptists have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama; and recently appeared on the BBC TV’s Live at Television Centre. They have topped the iTunes comedy chart with single Farage, supported Mark Thomas on tour and appeared at major festivals from Latitude and Kaleidoscope to Tolpuddle Martyrs and Greenbelt.
“Politically energised, raucously silly…broad, daft and punchy” ★★★★The Guardian
“Wickedly amusing’” ★★★★ The Times
“Top 10 UK Comedy Talents: Uproarious rock’n’ ROFL-ing… the melodies are as good as the punchlines” ★★★★The Independent on Sunday
“Brilliant… The closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods” ★★★★★ Fest
UNRESERVED ROWED SEATING // 16+ // DOORS 7:00pm // SHOW 7:30pm // ARTS CAFE EVENT LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
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