Abi Roberts and her big hair exploded onto the stand-up comedy scene in 2011, after a number of years as a session vocalist and cabaret performer. She has been dubbed by critics as “Brilliant, funny and charming. True comedy genius..one of GQ’s Top Ten New Stand-ups to see in 2016” – James Mullinger, Comedy Editor, GQ Magazine; “Very funny, rapid-fire, infectious humour…unstoppable and triumphant… takes down target after target – Arts Editor, New Statesman; “Raucous and incredibly funny” – Daily Telegraph; as “Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines…entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more” – Gigglebeats.co.uk; “A master impersonator and a gifted comedy performer standing way out from the herd” – Edinburgh’s Three Weeks) and by UK Comedy website Chortle as “Roberts is packing them in (at the Voodoo Rooms)…she is truly and hysterically funny and has definitely got the comedy moves. She does it all with genuine charm and character, with big laughs. She has an imposing range of talents and her impressions are, well, impressive. She really is more than just a stand-up”.
In her four years in professional stand-up comedy, Abi has the accolade of having supported major league performers such as Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Tom Stade and is to be found opening the show at many of the UK’s leading comedy clubs, such as The Glee Club, Jongleurs, Komedia and The Stand. Abi has also been a Guest and contributor on Radio 4, appearing on Midweek, Weekend, Outlook and Saturday Live, discussing comedy and her recent trip to Moscow where she became the first UK comic to perform stand-up in Russia in Russian.