“Musical comedy hasn’t been in such safe hands for years” Brian Donaldson, The List
“[they] briefly appear to be a jolly musical double act, but tear that to pieces about two bars into the first, perfectly timed song” ★★★★ Steve Armstrong, Sunday Times
“these intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next” ★★★★ Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph
“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo & Joan” Chortle
Chortle and Leicester Comedy Festival Award winners Flo & Joan – whose songs have received over 50 million views – are set to record their first special, which will be captured over two performances at The Bedford in Balham on 1st July at 6.45pm and 8.45pm and is set to feature songs including Drank Too Much, Lady in the Woods and Cooler Than This. Tickets are now on sale.
This forthcoming special from the suspiciously unsimilar sisters comes off the back of a complete sell-out run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their latest show Alive on Stage which saw them add five extra shows, their debut UK tour and a run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. They will also be appearing at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the prestigious Brit(ish) lineup.
Nicola and Rosie’s television and radio credits include Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and Fresh from the Fringe (BBC Radio 4), writing and performing two songs for Horrible Histories (CBBC) and they have also had an enormous viral hit online with their 2016 Song which was subsequently featured on websites including Comedy Central (where it was video of the day worldwide), A.V. Club, Glamour and Stylist.
Elsewhere the pair also wrote and starred in a series of adverts for Nationwide Building Society, with their video Sisters being rated YouTube’s most popular advert in January 2018, and have established a sell-out monthly residency hosted at London’s Brasserie Zedel. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 they were part of the Best of the Fest selections at Toronto and Montreal Sketchfests, also winning the Now Audience Choice Award in Toronto and their Canadian TV credits include CBC’s flagship comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes and a series of videos for CBC Online.
What the press has said about Flo & Joan
“Flo and Joan’s show is a marvellous mix of melodies…side-splitting” ★★★★★ Ross Crae, Sunday Post
“Their style is stiletto sharp, their diction perfect as they race through their complex rhymes” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“endlessly charming, catchy, and bloody brilliant” Kayleigh Dray, Stylist
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Lily Marriott at firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222