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Jonny Awsum

Biography

Jonny Awsum

Awards & competitions

Jonny Awsum

Appearances & credits

Jonny Awsum

Biography

Jonny Awsum is an award-winning comedian who has charmed audiences all around the world with his high energy performance style and unique brand of musical comedy. A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a special feel-good brand of comedy. He is the gag slinging guitar hero - audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans.

"He’s awesome!" – Time Out

 

"Awsum's exuberance is infectious, pumping out into the crowd and lifting everyone's spirits… totally frivolous” – The List

 

After building his reputation on the UK comedy circuit, where he is a regular headliner and closing act, Jonny shot to national fame on Britain’s Got Talent. His TV performances won standing ovations and unanimous praise from the judges and went viral on the internet, racking up over 50 million views on YouTube.

"It was so smart, it really works for you because it makes you stand out. I like you a lot" – Simon Cowell

 

"Brilliantly inventive.. you went to town.. we couldn't want for anything more!" – David Walliams

 

Following BGT, Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out five-star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime, and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours.

"Using only the bare essentials of a guitar, some toy instruments, and a few lighting changes, Jonny Awsum delivers an hour of musical comedy with plenty of laughs and the sort of thing musical theatre PR people call the ‘feelgood factor’." – Broadway Baby

 

After being inundated with requests to perform his own tour, Jonny created the show ‘Jonny Awsum is Coming to Town’ and played to full houses in many of the UK’s towns before COVID-19 put a temporary halt on live performances.

Undeterred, Jonny set about writing a virtual show specifically for youngsters. The show proved a hit, winning Best Kids’ Show at the 2021 Leicester Comedy Festival and is now being booked for live performances by family-friendly festivals and events all across the country.

"Jonny Awsum positively smashed this musical comedy show, taking the audience all the way with him. It's a dead simple, but absolutely cracking show. That’s entertainment”★★★★ Chortle 
Read the full review here

 

Jonny regularly pops up on TV and radio. He has featured on BBC Breakfast, GMTV, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live and Absolute Radio and has appeared in TV commercials for brands including Cravendale, EDF, The Post Office, VW and Samsung.

"guaranteed to lift your spirits." – ★★★★★ The Mirror

 

 

 

 

 

 

"If you are a promoter or club owner and aren't booking Jonny Awsum then you should hand in your badge and your gun on my desk Monday morning! …supported me on tour this week, going on stage in front of hundreds of people expecting me, and not only winning them round, but absolutely nailing it and even making me have to raise my game!" – Jason Manford

 

"A feelgood, crowd-pleasing show.. very good indeed" – ★★★★ Chortle

 

Jonny’s comic talents have also been sought by private clients with corporate work including hosting for Harley Davidson, Polydor Records and Freixenet. With experience of warming audiences up at some of the biggest shows going, including Big Brother, Jonny has developed a winning style.

"Knows the difference between 'stand up' and 'warm up'. He communicates clearly and with great humour, the audience enjoy him as much as the show they've come to see." – Floor Manager for Loose Women (ITV)

 

"it is great fun, with lots of big, silly laughs..." – The Scotsman

 

"Awsum knows exactly how to get the crowd on board right from the start - he'll get you laughing from deep within your belly. This is a fun-filled sixty minutes that will have you grinning from ear to ear."★★★★★ Three Weeks

 

"pure, unadulterated fun” – Whats On Stage

 

"numerous belly-aching, laugh-out-loud cheers" – The Big Issue

 

"This person is unbelievable. Jonny Awsum; brilliant comic who has definitely got big things ahead for him." – Jason Manford

 

Jonny performs at many Weddings and private events throughout the year; he's just as comfortable in an intimate setting, and no one leaves disappointed, especially after one of his specially crafted songs, uniquely penned for the special day.

"the guests loved him; he provided us with a personal song, with anecdotes about our families which went down a storm.. such a nice guy, you feel you’ve known him forever and his observational humour along with great music make him one of the best comedians in the country. This is definitely echoed by the fact that two couples at our wedding have booked him for theirs!" – Tillie, Bride & TV Production Assistant, Bristol

 

Dates & tickets for his UK Tour are available here

Keep up to date with Jonny's latest shows, tours and adventures, on our Tour & Festivals page and our news page

Awards/Competitions

  • 2021 - Winner - 'Best Kids Show' - Leicester Comedy Festival Awards
  • 2019 - Nominee - 'Best Kids Show' - Leicester Comedy Festival Awards
  • 2017 - Semi Finalist - Britain's Got Talent - ITV

Appearances & credits

Festivals:

  • Reading Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Henley Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Kendal Calling Festival, Patron & Performer Derby Comedy Festival, Download Festival, Hull Freedom Festival Galtres Festival, Buryfields Festival, Fieldview Festival, Beautiful Days Festival, and many, many more

Radio:

  • 2016 - Co-Host - Jason Manford Show, Absolute Radio

Television & film:

  • 2017 - Britain's Got Talent, Semi Finalist, ITV
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, HAGEBAU, Hagebau
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, MIGROS
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, SAMSUNG
  • 2015 - Commercial, Hero, SUVACARE, Suvacare
  • 2014 - Commercial, Hero, USE IT, Experian
  • 2013 - Commercial, Balcony Buddy, CO OP, CO OP
  • 2013 - Commercial, Hero, MISSION WRAPS, Mission Wraps
  • 2013 - Commercial, Barman, SAVANNA CIDER, Savanna Cider
  • 2013 - Commercial, Hero, ZWEIFEL CHIPS, Zweifel Chips
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, AUTODROP, Autodrop
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, CRAVENDALE, Cravendale
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, LOCAL.CH, Local.ch
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, POST OFFICE, Post Office
  • 2012 - Commercial, Hero, ZALANDO, Zalando
  • 2012 - Television, Presenter, SKY SPORTS, Sky
  • 2011 - Commercial, Hero, EDF ENERGY, EDF Energy, Sam Cadman
  • 2011 - Commercial, Hero 2, PUNTIGAMER AD, Puntigamer, Phillip Kaiser

Currently appearing at:

The Glee Clubs, The Boatshow, Headliners, Manfords Comedy Clubs, Bearcat, The Backyard, The Frog and Bucket, Baby Blue, Laughterhouse, Covent Garden, Fun House Comedy, Highlight, CSE.

Kendal Calling, Larmer Tree Festival, Henley Festival, Download Festival

International appearances in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and many many more

Tour Support for Paul Hollywood, Jason Manford, Tape Face and Lost Voice Guy

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