Abi entered the world of comedy in 2017 when she joined the cast of 'Newsrevue' for their annual Edinburgh run. Newrevue holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest Theatrical Run Of A Comedy and is a show that seems something of a 'right of passage' for many of the big names in comedy.
She found a knack for writing and performing comedy and found it lead to many a great accolade and experience. She uses the four chords she knows on a ukulele to bring her act to life writing about the mediocre trappings of life alongside catchy tunes!
In a very short amount of time, Abi hasn't mucked about. She is a regular on the comedy circuit, was the support act for Simon Brodkin in 2019 and has reached great heights in prestigious comedy competitions:
- Max Turner Prize 2020 - Finalist
- So You Think You're Funny 2019 - Semifinalist
- Get Up! Stand Up! 2019 - Semifinalist
- Amused Moose National Comic Of The Year 2018 & 2019 - Semifinalist
Abi started her performing career off as an actress. She trained at the prestigious Guildford School Of Acting, gaining herself a degree in Musical Theatre. After graduating she appeared in many Off-West End productions and graced the stage of the likes of the Dominion Theatre, Prince Of Wales Theatre and . She spent a long while touring across the country in a No1 Children's Tour and even got the chance to perform over in Hong Kong & Singapore. From Shakespeare to Pantomime, Musical Theatre to Comedy - Abi has earnt her stripes in the theatre world.
She was also nominated for an OFFIE for her portrayal of Cinderella in Into The Woods (2018) and was nominated for the Wilma Awards - Rising Star Award (2017)
After half a decade of performing on the stage she ventured into the world of Film & TV. She has appeared on BBC, ITV2 and you can see her in the Warner Brother’s hit Blinded By The Light (2019). She is set to appear in Series 3 of Agatha Raisin on Sky in July 2020!
MAX TURNER PRIXE FINALIST 2020
SO YOU THINK YOU'RE FUNNY SEMIFINALIST 2019
AMUSED MOOSE NATIONAL COMIC OF THE YEAR SEMIFINALIST 2018 & 2019
LET'S TALK ABOUT LOCKDOWN.
It's by no means a secret that the appearance of a global pandemic has left the performance industry in a shambles. Whilst living in hope that life for the comedy and theatre profession will turn to normal sooner rather than later, Abi hasn't let that deter her from pushing forward. She gave herself a goal to learn the guitar which is going swimmingly and french - which has a lot to be desired, and she has also begun writing scripts and sitcoms.
Alongside doing the odd zoom/livestream gig Abi is delighted to have joined The Lost Comics since lockdown began, creating online content to be shared with all, alongside a community of other comedians.
She is also absolutely BUZZING to be the new Good News Day presenter on QUARANTINEFM. You listen to Abi every Saturday morning at 10am.
Check out the websites for The Lost Comics & QUARANTINEFM below:
ABI IN THE NEWS