Artists and Comedians
Abi Roberts is a British stand-up comedian. She studied Russian and Italian at Swansea University, attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (and later the Moscow Conservatoire) and gained prominence in a series of comedy sketch shows on the London stage and at the Edinburgh Festival, including the satirical comedy Newsrevue.
Her notable stage credits include a UK tour alongside Lesley Joseph and Natalie Cassidy of Eve Ensler´s The Vagina Monologues,. She also had a play written for her by TV comedy writer Jonathan Harvey called Taking Charlie which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival after Harvey was inspired to write the comic musical after seeing Roberts performing comedy sketches. Roberts co-wrote the score with Duncan Walsh Atkins of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
She has been a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit since 2011 and has performed across the UK and the US, including The Stand, the Comedy Store, Outside the Box, Kingston, Baby Blue, Liverpool, Alexander´s in Chester and The Frog and Bucket, Manchester and her debut solo stand-up show premieres at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2014.
Abi is also host of the live comedy show, MUSICAL C.I.D. (Abi Roberts´ MUSICAL C.I.D.) which looks in forensic detail at the music collections of comedians from stage and screen, asking probing questions about a comedian´s music likes and asks the question, “who has a record collection like this?!“