A work in progress double-header from Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy
Award Best Newcomer Nominee JOSH JONES and BBC New Comedy Award Finalist HANNAH PLATT.
Mancunian ray of sunshine, JOSH JONES is one of the most original voices to emerge from the North-West in recent years.
After his hilarious debut TV appearances
on E4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and ITV’s Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, Josh has
gone on to make guest appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, Channel
8 Out of 10 Cats and Cats Does Countdown, ITV2’s Iain Stirling’s
CelebAbility, Dave’s Late Night Mash, and Comedy Central’s Undeniable,
Guessable, Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains and Comedy Central Live.
In 2022 Josh was nominated for Best
Newcomer at Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his critically acclaimed
sell-out show Waste of Space. He was previously a finalist for the
prestigious BBC New Comedy
Award, which he subsequently went on to judge on BBC Three. Josh was
also nominated for Outstanding On-Screen Talent Featured in a Production
at the 2022 Royal Television Society Northern Ireland Awards for
hosting Fast Food Face-Off for BBC Three.
HANNAH PLATT has already been making her
mark as a comic, having been described as “a voice of a new generation”
by The Skinny and “a distinctive voice with something to say” by
Chortle, never shying away
from sensitive topics with acerbic, brutal honesty and quick wit.
She was a BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist,
recently wrote and starred in her own Laugh Lesson for BBC Three, and
has supported Kiri Pritchard-McClean, Fern Brady and Lou Sanders on
As seen on BBC Three and heard on BBC Radio 4.
‘A voice of a new generation’…’she clearly captures a disaffected youth and world-weariness
far beyond her years’ THE SKINNY
not easy to talk about mental health in a full set, so to touch on
subjects such as self-harm in a brief competition set was pretty
Bruce Dessau, BEYOND THE JOKE
her heart on her sleeve as she discusses her mental health issues with a
disarming honesty and a mordant wit. Distinctive, and she feels
like a voice with something to say’ Steve Bennett, CHORTLE
Salford M3 6AN