“crucially, hilarious… this is certainly comedy that packs a punch.”
Gwendolyn Smith, The i ★★★★★

“one of our most compelling young comics”
Brian Logan, The Guardian ★★★★

“hilarious… She’ll go far.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times ★★★★

“Chloe Petts is in full rising-star mode… winningly sharp… a voice like hers is needed in the mainstream”
Tim Harding, The Telegraph ★★★★

“Petts is clearly a rising star whose name will soon be in lights.”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard ★★★★

Fresh from her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre sell-out debut, rising star Chloe Petts returns with her second show in two back-to-back years at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with If You Can’t Say Anything Nice at Pleasance Courtyard, Above from 2nd – 27th August at 6.40pm.

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Praised for her polite and well-mannered way of handling hot topics like gender and toxic masculinity in the last show, this year Chloe’s returning with a newer, ruder approach to the big issues. Expect routines on weddings, Christianity, men who like Millwall and calling you all a bunch of virgins. Chloe’s debut hour in 2022 was one of the best-reviewed shows at the Fringe (British Comedy Guide), establishing her as one of the most exciting up and coming acts on the circuit and earning her a Chortle Awards, Breakthrough Act nomination.

Co-founder of The LOL Word, an all women and non-binary queer comedy collective “transforming comedy” (The Guardian) regularly hosting sell-out monthly London nights, Chloe is an alumna of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, has been shortlisted for the BBC Comedy Award, was a finalist of Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Awards 2017 and came runner-up in the Funny Women Awards 2017. As well as supporting Ed Gamble on his Electric 2022 UK tour, Chloe was selected to perform at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April, before returning to the UK to complete her Transience tour with an extra date added at London’s Leicester Square Theatre due to demand.

On television, Chloe has been a regular on World Cup Breakfast (Sky Sports) for the most recent Men’s Football World Cup 2022 and previously for Good Morning Euros (Sky Sports) for the UEFA Women’s Euros. She has also appeared on MOTDx (BBC Three), The Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio), Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club (ITV), The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Random Acts (Channel 4), Hypothetical (Dave), Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live), BBC Three Quickies (BBC Three), as well as winning Pointless Celebrities (BBC One). On podcasts, Chloe has been a guest on and co-hosted The Guilty Feminist Podcast with Deborah Frances-White and has appeared on Off Menu and Films to Buried With.

Further praise for Chloe Petts’ debut show, Transience

“it’ll be tough to match this astonishingly assured debut from Petts… You’ll learn things, but you’ll laugh even more.”
Sharon Lougher, Metro ★★★★

“One of the most accomplished Fringe debuts ever”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard ★★★★

“Chloe Petts is a forthright, brook-no-discussion comedian who knows her mind and is going to make damn sure you do too… a distinctive voice in comedy who’s been progressively building up to this juggernaut of a debut”
Jay Richardson, The Scotsman ★★★★

“utterly confident… revelatory – and funny. Two words which sum up the whole of this assured debut.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle ★★★★

“Her anecdotes and stories have the sold-out room in stitches… With Transience, she has cemented her place as a star of the future with an intelligent and important hour packed with brilliant quips and observations.”
Ross Crae, Sunday Post ★★★★ ½

“An assured and confident debut from a rising star… Transience is the right show for this moment”
Eve Livingston, Fest ★★★★

“There’s a real frisson to her crowd-work which suggests the confidence of a veteran… an assured Fringe debut from a compelling new talent.”
Murray Robertson, The List ★★★★

“Chloe Petts’ Edinburgh Fringe show Transience is full of big laughs, and perhaps a larger, more serious purpose at work”
Emma Sullivan, The Skinny ★★★★

“It’s a delight from start to finish, with the sort of laughs that propel you off the back of your seat. A magnificent first show for Chloe Petts, who is already a premiership comedian.”
Zoe Paskett, Funny Women ★★★★

“Confident, comfortable and in control. A hugely impressive debut from a comedian who gives her more experienced peers a run for their money… a triumph”
Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly ★★★★★

“she peppers her set with hilarious often self-deprecating stories, joshes with the front rows, gets the message through without lecturing and carrying everyone with this delightful mix… a person to be reckoned with, she will definitely be a huge presence in the comedy world”
Geoff Evans, One4Review ★★★★★

“Chloe gives her more experienced comedy friends a real challenge when it comes to beating her comfortable, convincing, and impressive show…  a brilliant comedian, and she makes it seem effortless”
Cara Blackhall, Deadline News ★★★★★

“Chloe Petts has absolutely nailed it… Incredibly clever and delightfully endearing, this is a debut not to be missed.”
Bryony Rae Taylor, Broadway World ★★★★★

“Chloe Petts’ show definitely ticks a few newsworthy topic boxes… very funny”
Chris Cooke, Three Weeks ★★★★

“You’ll struggle to find a more assured Fringe debut… a bloody funny comedian who will have you in stitches for an hour.”
Catherine Renton, The Wee Review ★★★★

“A glorious win for Chloe Petts debut… Transience is an incredibly timely show.”
Flo Cornall, Voice Magazine ★★★★

Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe ★★★★

Chloe Petts – If You Can’t Say Anything Nice
Venue:                   Pleasance Courtyard, Above
Date & Time:        2nd – 27th August at 6.40pm (excluding 14th August)
Duration:               60 min

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