One of the most promising up-and-coming comedians in the UK is Lily, who is returning to London after a sold-out performance in Edinburgh. She was a finalist for the 2021 BBC New Comedy Awards, the 2019 runner-up for the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year, a finalist for the Funny Women competition in 2018, and a member of the prestigious Hilarious Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.
She frequently makes appearances on The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2 – Series 2, 3 & 4 and Christmas Special). Period drama (BBC3), Missed Fun (All 4), The Fake Podcast Show (E4), and Live on Comedy Central are a few more of her TV appearances. She participates in debates at Oxford Union.
Never has the proverb “everyone is a comedian” been more accurate. The New Comedian of the Year finals featured fifteen young stars, several of whom are likely to secure regular TV roles in the coming years.
As a musician, the winner has already won countless accolades. David Eagle is a member of The Young’uns, a two-time Best Group winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He now has comedy strings to his bow.
An instant hit for his dark sense of humor when he satirized it was Eagle, a blind man from Stockton. It hurt even more when he thought back on previous mishaps, like getting mistaken for a drug addict because of his roving eyes. The judges swiftly declared him the winner.
Josh Balff, an unrelenting crowd-pleaser, channels Rob Beckett’s silly charm in a show that centers on his girlfriend’s obsession on Groupon.
He came in second because to the popularity of his tales of alpaca tours, free prosecco on skydives, and “four times a day spa packages.”
Lily Phillips and Luke Craig, a talented storyteller who was moved by the transfer to Croydon, were tied for third when Lily Phillips and Craig fell out at the start of the night. Lewisham’s artistic representation is more like a fragment of London than a new Prince of Bel-Air.
Jamie D’Souza, Michael Akadiri, and Eddy Hare are three other individuals who should have been included but weren’t.