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Addy van der Borgh

Addy van der BorghAddy van der Borgh has that rare talent of making people laugh as soon as he walks on stage. He is a great performer of highly acclaimed and original material, an ability noticed immediately by the BBC when he appeared on the ‘Stand-up Show’ on BBC1 after only one year as a comedian.

He has subsequently appeared on ‘Live at Jongleurs’ and ‘The World Stands Up’ for Sky TV and the BBC3 series from Baby Cow Productions, ‘Brain Candy’. He has also written and co-presented twenty episodes of ‘TV Meltdown’ for Sky 1 with Kirsty Gallacher (2004 / 2005), has acted in a number of voiceovers for radio and television and has appeared on many radio shows including the legendary ‘Loose Ends’ on Radio 4.

Addy van der Borgh was the only British comic invited to appear in the Twentieth Century Fox Comedy Showcase in Los Angeles in September 2003 and was subsequently signed to the Hollywood agents Paradigm, and he recently played the starring role of ‘Jack Watson’ in his first film, ‘Little Things’ for Pandelic Films.

Addy van der Borgh studied clowning and physical theatre at LAMDA and with brilliant timing and an array of voices and characters he has risen to the top of the live comedy circuit. He has built a following of fans not just in all the major clubs in Britain (Comedy Store, Banana Cabaret, Up The Creek, The Glee) but also worldwide, including Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Switzerland, Cyprus, Dubai, Bahrain, Muscat, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Shanghai and Australia, as well as entertaining the troops in Afghanistan.

He has also performed complete sell out runs at the South Africa Comedy Festival in Cape Town (2002) and the New Zealand International comedy Festival in Auckland (2006) as well as writing and performing sell out one man shows at the Edinburgh festival (2002, 2004, 2010).

Quotes about Addy van der Borgh:

Addy van der Borgh can reel off cracking gags and compete with the best freestylers such as Ross Noble.’ – Evening Standard

Brilliant natural clown’ – The Daily Telegraph

An excellent stand-up with intelligence and wit’ – The Guardian

Addy’s excellent. His flights of fancy and gentle manner are a brilliant combination’ – Time Out

Addy has a brilliant sense of comic timing’ – The Independent

A revered funny man’ – The Times

An unassuming comic genius…’ – The Metro

PRICE BAND: Bronze £500 to £2,500

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