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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

 

"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 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 to large comedy clubs.

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

 

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, and in 2014 his hit show ‘Sexy Noises’ achieved a ★★★★★ and five ★★★★ reviews.

"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

 

Jonny Awsum went on to have an incredible Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, with his show 'Everything is Awsum' including receiving smash reviews from Chortle, becoming Three Weeks' ‘Three Top Shows to see’ and getting 5 stars and a wonderful review from them, and featuring on BBC Radio 2’s late night Arts Show with Anneka Rice. 

"For the entire show, each member of the audience sported a massive grin matched only by seemingly eternal smile on Jonny’s face. Song after song flew from his guitar, each funnier than the last." – The Loughborough Echo

 

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

 

"Awsum is sharp, likeable and his infectious and amusing songs, largely inspired by his day-to-day observations, provide numerous belly-aching, laugh-out-loud cheers. This is a fine burst of late-night slapstick goodness from promising debutant Jonny Awsum." – 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.

His solo show ‘Honey, I Promised The Kid’ comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, at ‘Just the Tonic Caves’ from the 3rd to the 26th August. Learn more about the show, and purchase tickets, here

Jonny was a huge hit on the UK’s biggest television talent competition Britains Got Talent recently, after roping in Ant and Dec for his musical extravaganza audition. He received four 'yeses' from the judges under a shower of silver confetti & praise, who thought his musical comedy performance as "brilliant" and propelled him to the next round.  He was chosen to proceed to the Live Semi Finals, which saw an incredible performance with David Walliams. Jonny loved the whole experience, and his profile received a well earned boost.

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

 

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

 

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

  • 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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