George Rigden is a Bristol-based musical comic who, despite having only been gigging since 2013, has already racked up in excess of 200 gigs, enjoyed success in a clutch of competitions and is now booked regularly for paid opening/middle sets and MC work for a wide range of respected promoters and independent nights. He’s also gigged with the likes of Russell Howard, Stephen Merchant & Joe Wilkinson, and is the resident M.C. for legendary Bristol night, OPPO (founded by Mark Olver).
In 2015 George will be making his Edinburgh debut, having beaten off stiff competition to win a place in Bound & Gagged Comedy’s prestigious showcase ‘AAA’ at The Pleasance Edinburgh.
BOUND & GAGGED AAA STAND-UP LATE SHOWCASE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2015
FINALIST – Laughing Horse New Act of the year (2014)
SEMI-FINALIST – Musical Comedy Awards (2015)
FINALIST – Brighton Squawker New Act of the year Award (2014)
FINALIST – Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the year (2015)
WINNER – Sal Monello’s comedy gladiators (May 2014)
WINNER – Comedy Café New Act Night (July 2014)
‘George Rigden has to be one of our favourite new comedians. Musical (not in a naff way), personable and cheeky. We won’t hesitate to book him at every available opportunity.’ Mark Makin, co-director, Cheltenham & Leamington Spa Comedy Festivals
‘Managed to combine the bombast of Mitch Benn with the creepiness of Earl Okin” – Julia Chamberlain, Chortle
“Certainly a name to watch out for in the future.” – Bristol Culture