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Jonny Awsum

Biography

Jonny Awsum
Jonny Awsum

Appearances & credits

Jonny Awsum

Biography

A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy. He is the gag slinging guitar hero - audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans.

"He’s awesome!" – Time Out

 

Jonny Awsum exploded onto the professional comedy scene with a crowd-pleasing set that's seen him perform his special feel-good brand of musical comedy around the world. He has risen quickly to be one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK circuit.

"Awsum's exuberance is infectious, pumping out into the crowd and lifting everyone's spirits… totally frivolous” – The List

 

In 2017, Jonny was broadcast to huge acclaim on the nation’s biggest-rating ITV show, Britain’s Got Talent. Performing alongside Ant & Dec, Jonny won a standing ovation from the theatre audience, a unanimous vote of approval from the judges and was seen by 11 million TV viewers. Jonny made it all the way to the Live Semi-Finals, where he performed a musical extravaganza with David Walliams. Jonny loved the whole experience, his profile recieved a well earned boost, and his performances on the show have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube.

"Brilliantly inventive.. you went to town.. we couldn't want for anything more!" – David Walliams

 

"one of the more memorable contestants appearing on episode two" – Radio Times

 

"Using only the bare essentials of a guitar, some toy instruments, and a few lighting changes, Jonny Awsum delivers an hour of musical comedy with plenty of laughs and the sort of thing musical theatre PR people call the ‘feelgood factor’." – Broadway Baby

 

Jonny has also appeared on the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show, and featured as a guest-presenter on Absolute Radio. He was proud to make his panto debut last Christmas, starring as Billy Trott in the Croydon Pantomime

Jonny Awsum has been traversing the UK and indeed the World, armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar. He’s a must for comedy clubs, as his crowd-pleasing set sees Jonny regularly ending his sets to standing ovations and demands of an encore.

"Jonny Awsum positively smashed this musical comedy show, taking the audience all the way with him. It's a dead simple, but absolutely cracking show. That’s entertainment”★★★★ Chortle 
Read the full review here

 

Jonny's set has captivated audiences internationally from Cyprus to Slovakia, Austria to Hong Kong - he has captivated audiences at every kind of venue from tiny comedy clubs to arenas.

"guaranteed to lift your spirits." – ★★★★★ The Mirror

 

"If you are a promoter or club owner and aren't booking Jonny Awsum then you should hand in your badge and your gun on my desk Monday morning! …supported me on tour this week, going on stage in front of hundreds of people expecting me, and not only winning them round, but absolutely nailing it and even making me have to raise my game!" – Jason Manford

 

He has played to our Armed Troops abroad, to nationwide theatres as part of Master Baker Paul Hollywood’s nationwide Tour, and in 2016 supported Jason Manford on his 'Best Of' UK Tour. His sell-out debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 made him a Fringe favourite, in 2014 his hit show ‘Sexy Noises’ achieved a ★★★★★ and five ★★★★ reviews. Jonny went on to have incredibly well received shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 and 2017, with his show 'Everything is Awsum' and 'Honey I Promised the Kid' including receiving smash reviews from Chortle, becoming Three Weeks' ‘Three Top Shows to see’ and getting 5 stars and a wonderful review from them.

"A feelgood, crowd-pleasing show.. very good indeed" – ★★★★ Chortle

 

Jonny’s comic talents have also been sought by private clients with corporate work including hosting for Harley Davidson, Polydor Records and Freixenet. With experience of warming audiences up at some of the biggest shows going, including Big Brother, Jonny has developed a winning style.

"Knows the difference between 'stand up' and 'warm up'. He communicates clearly and with great humour, the audience enjoy him as much as the show they've come to see." – Floor Manager for Loose Women (ITV)

 

"it is great fun, with lots of big, silly laughs..." – The Scotsman

 

"Awsum knows exactly how to get the crowd on board right from the start - he'll get you laughing from deep within your belly. This is a fun-filled sixty minutes that will have you grinning from ear to ear."★★★★★ Three Weeks

 

"pure, unadulterated fun” – Whats On Stage

 

"numerous belly-aching, laugh-out-loud cheers" – The Big Issue

 

"This person is unbelievable. Jonny Awsum; brilliant comic who has definitely got big things ahead for him." – Jason Manford

 

Jonny performs at many Weddings throughout the year, he's just as comfortable in an intimate setting, and no one leaves disappointed, especially after one of his specially crafted songs, unique for the couple on their special day.

"the guests loved him; he provided us with a personal song, with anecdotes about our families which went down a storm.. such a nice guy, you feel you’ve known him forever and his observational humor along with great music make him one of the best comedians in the country. This is definitely echoed by the fact that two couples at our wedding have booked him for theirs!" – Tillie, Bride & TV Production Assistant, Bristol

 

"It was so smart, it really works for you because it makes you stand out. I like you a lot" – Simon Cowell

 

Jonny is currently touring his very special Kids Show, nationwide - further info here

Jonny celebrated his 1000th Live Show with a special performance at a recording studio in London, to an invited audience, which is now available to download on iTunes

Jonny's shows and sets are available for your venue, read more here. Keep up to date with Jonny's latest shows, tours and adventures, on our Tour & Festivals page and our news page

 

Appearances & credits

Festivals:

  • 2017 - Reading Festival
  • 2017 - Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Honey I promised the Kid
  • 2016 - Henley Festival
  • 2016 - Larmer Tree Festival
  • 2016 - Kendal Calling Festival
  • 2015 - Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Everything is Awsum
  • 2015 - Patron & Performer Derby Comedy Festival – Everything is Awsum
  • 2015 - Download Festival
  • 2015 - Leicester Comedy Festival – Everything is Awsum
  • 2014 - Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Solo Show - Sexy Noises
  • 2014 - Download Festival - Comedy Stage
  • 2014 - Dave's Leicester Comedy festival - Sexy Noises
  • 2013 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Jonny Awsum’s To Do List
  • 2013 – Hull Freedom Festival – Jonny Awsum’s To Do List
  • 2013 – Download Festival – Comedy Stage
  • 2013 – Galtres Festival – Comedy Stage
  • 2013 – Buryfields Festival – Comedy Stage
  • 2013 – Fieldview Festival – Comedy Stage
  • 2012 – Beautiful Days Festival – Comedy Stage

Radio:

  • 2016 - Co-Host - Jason Manford Show, Absolute Radio

Television & film:

  • 2017 - Britain's Got Talent, Semi Finalist, ITV
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, HAGEBAU, Hagebau
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, MIGROS
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, SAMSUNG
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, SUVACARE, Suvacare
  • 2014 - Commercial, Hero, USE IT, Experian
  • 2013 - Commercial, Balcony Buddy, CO OP, CO OP
  • 2013 - Commercial, Hero, MISSION WRAPS, Mission Wraps
  • 2013 - Commercial, Barman, SAVANNA CIDER, Savanna Cider
  • 2013 - Commercial, Hero, ZWEIFEL CHIPS, Zweifel Chips
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, AUTODROP, Autodrop
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, CRAVENDALE, Cravendale
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, LOCAL.CH, Local.ch
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, POST OFFICE, Post Office
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, ZALANDO, Zalando
  • 2012 - Television, Presenter, SKY SPORTS, Sky
  • 2011 - Commercial, Hero, EDF ENERGY, EDF Energy, Sam Cadman
  • 2011 - Commercial, Hero 2, PUNTIGAMER AD, Puntigamer, Phillip Kaiser

Currently appearing at:

The Comedy Store, The Glee Clubs, The Boatshow, Headliners, Manfords Comedy Clubs, Bearcat, The Backyard, The Frog and Bucket, Baby Blue, Laughterhouse, Covent garden, Komedia, Fun House Comedy, Highlight, CSE.

Kendal Calling, Larmer Tree Festival, Henley Festival, Download Festival

International appearances in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and many many more

Tour Support for Paul Hollywood and Jason Manford

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