“Brutally funny” Jay Richardson, Chortle
“the dawn of a major talent” James Kettle, The Guardian
“hilarious…He will go far” ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“very close to being a stand-up masterclass” ★★★★★ Brian Donaldson, The List
“an hour of sharply crafted and intelligent comedy that pokes a satirically pointed finger at almost every team there is” ★★★★ Megan McEachern, Sunday Post
Multi-award nominated stand-up and regular Mash Report correspondent Pierre Novellie is set to bring his critically acclaimed show Hear Novellie, See Novellie, Speak Novellie to Soho Theatre from 2nd to 6th April, following sell-out performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Pierre’s latest hour sees him apply his genre-dodging approach to the world of satire, as he uses his South African perspective to reveal the madness of the monarch’s Christmas Address, deconstructs chickens to explain how veganism will never take off, and talks about politics without taking sides – achieving a world first for a comedian by neither slavishly endorsing Jeremy Corbyn nor pretending to be a hard-right troll in order to appear more attractive to television producers.
On TV and radio, Pierre has written and appeared on BBC Two’s The Mash Report and has appeared on shows including Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Joke Thieves (BBC Two), Outsiders (Channel 4), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC Three), Taxi Gags (All 4) and The Rest is History (BBC Radio 4), while his writing credits include Mock the Week (BBC Two) and Newzoids (ITV). As a live performer he has been nominated for Best Newcomer and twice for Best Club Comic at the Chortle Awards, and has supported Dave Gorman, Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on tour, as well as performing four previous sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.
What the press has said
“packed full of belly laughs…impressively well written, perfectly building and building and rich with detail – each topic could be a full show on its own. Novellie delivers it all with real astuteness and skill, at once relaxed and arresting” ★★★★★ Sharon Lougher, Metro
“Pierre Novellie is wonderful…A tremendous presence, there’s a timeless sense to this chap. His wit is old school, yet his humour is still fresh. There’s a class to his act which has been missing from a lot of shows this year…The writing of his show is completely natural, flowing incredibly despite its obvious hard work” ★★★★★ Dominic Corr, Edinburgh Festivals
“I am almost embarrassed by the amount of involuntary noise that came out of my face during Pierre Novellie’s hysterically funny show…A genuinely hilarious comedian” ★★★★★ Gemma Scott, Three Weeks
“a blistering hour of outsider observational comedy that is packed with brilliantly nerdy contemplations…His exceptional conversational delivery makes for compelling stand-up” ★★★★ James McColl, The Skinny
★★★★ Graeme Connelly, Fest
★★★★ Jay Richardson, The Scotsman
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Lily Marriott at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222