- Location: London
- Clip Details: Abi Roberts - Happy Hamlet Comedy, London June 2012
- Clip Page URL: http://youtu.be/XKEUWYWEjdA
- Gender: Female
- Gig Price in £ (30 mins): Band-1:500-and-under
- Act Content: For-over-18s-only
- Height Category: 5ft03-5ft06
- Build: Medium
- Playing Age: 36-45
- Appearance: Caucasian-Fair
- Nationality: English
- Accents: US (North, East and West), Welsh, Scots, Geordie, London, Bristol
- Languages: Russian, Italian, French
- Website: http://www.abiroberts.com
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/abiroberts
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- Chortle: http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/edinburgh_fringe_2011/a/18916/abi_roberts_takes_you_up_the_aisle
- Training: Drama School
- Singing: Mezzo-Soprano
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Abi became a full-time professional stand-up comedian on the UK circuit in 2011, after a number of years as a musical cabaret performer. She has been dubbed by critics as “Robin Williams with tits”, “a master impersonator” and as “a young, British Bette Midler”. UK Comedy website Chortle described her as “a consummate entertainer”.
Abi is quite literally, a one-off and a comedy whirlwind. She ranges from physical comedy, great stories and audience banter to unique musical impersonations and spot-on impressions, including Celine Dion, Susan Boyle and Sandi Toksvig.
Abi performs regularly at UK comedy clubs such as Baby Blue Comedy, Liverpool; The Gag Factory; Duke’s Headliners, London; Funny Side Comedy Clubs; Canal Cafe Theatre; Hen and Chickens Theatre; Resist The Glamour; Downstairs At the Kings Head; Monkey Business Comedy Clubs; The Comedy Store; Hunters Comedy Club and Chortle Factory, Bury; LoveComedy venues and Mirth Control Comedy Clubs. She has also compered for Funny Women nights at the Leicester Square Theatre and at Boom-Tish, in London’s Crouch End. She is also resident compere at Jimmy’s Farm Comedy in Suffolk.
Abi was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Funny Women competition, a Finalist in the Comedy Store’s Costa Light competition in 2011 and she is a previous winner of the Bristol Old Vic’s prestigious Peter Ackermann Comedy Award.
Abi started her comedy career in productions such as the topical sketch show, NewsRevue, in the comedy trio About as Funny As It Gets and a radio show Nice Mischief (with James Dreyfus of Gimme Gimme Gimme). Abi was also in the double act, Roberts & Roper (with Wilfredo Erecto! creator and long-time friend, Matt Roper).
Early in 2008, she filmed the BBC pilot, Sounds Like a Laugh, with Rhys Darby, who stars as band manager Murray Hewitt in Flight of the Conchords (HBO) and later that year she starred in The Vagina Monologues tour across the UK.
As a singer, Abi has released two critically-acclaimed albums with long-time musical collaborator, Duncan Walsh Atkins (Showstopper!, Flanders and Swann and Jersey Boys) and has appeared in TV shows and a film, Beached, playing the leading role as a girl from Kent who travels to Las Vegas hoping to meet her ‘real mother’, Bette Midler.
Abi is also equally at home compering, singing or performing live with a band and has taken her three solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival.