Sketch Group: “Fast, slick and very funny.” ★★★★★ The Derek Awards
Biscuit Barrel are a hyperactive sketch group, their Brighton Fringe show this year featuring 69 sketches in the space of an hour! “The hit-rate of their sketches is high” (The List). As featured on BBC Radio Bristol and Comedy Crowd TV, the Barrel frequented Edinburgh Fringe since 2018, with previous productions at Brighton Fringe, Winchester Comedy Festival, and even London Comedy Film Festival. For Extra Topping, they’ll be performing over 20 sketches in 15minutes!
Website: Biscuit Barrel Comedy
Brighton Fringe Link: Biscuit Barrel: No time to Digestive
Clowning: Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Julia Masli is an Estonian born, London based clown of mixed Eastern European, Baltic & Balkan origins. Julia’s work explores belonging and displacement, at times as a blade of grass. Her work aims to make bellies hurt from laughter, create goosebumps in intimate places and transcend the concept of time and space, on a good day.
“A mesmeric performer” ★★★★ (Scotsman)
“Masli’s set pieces hit every beat, leaving the audience in stitches.” ★★★★ (The Skinny)
“One of the best clowny absurdist comedians around” (Funny Women)
Website: Julia Masli
Brighton Fringe Link: Julia Masli: Choosh!
Musical Comedy: Musical Comedy Award Finalist 2021
Selena Mersey is a musical comedian, burlesque performer, and theatremaker. She has performed in the finals of the Musical Comedy Awards, been featured on comedy streaming platform NextUp, studied with the acclaimed House of Burlesque, and made a splash on TikTok with 2.8 million views. The shambolic songstress will present her filthy, Freudian, feminist hour-long debut ‘Madonna/Whore’ at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Brighton Fringe Link: Selena Mersey: Madonna/Whore (Work in Progress)
Friday 6th May: at a glance
- Biscuit Barrel: Sketch Group
- Julia Masli: Clowning (Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality at Edinburgh Fringe 2019)
- Selena Mersey: Musical Comedy (Music Comedy Award Finalist 2021)
- Your Host: Simon Topping (Professional idiot)