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Addy van der Borgh – Celebrity Comedian | UK

Addy 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 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).


“Brilliant natural clown”
– The Daily Telegraph

“Van der Borgh can reel off cracking gags and compete with the best freestylers such as Ross Noble”
– Evening Standard

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

“Van der Borgh weaves a comedy web that’s as intricate and detailed as it is original”
– The List

“Addy is excellent. His flights of fancy and gentle manner are a brilliant combination”
– Time Out

“There was not a single dip in this consistently funny and inventive show”
– The Scotsman

“Addy has a brilliant sense of comic timing”
– The Independent

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