Pulls huge big laughs… you’ll still be laughing about it as you walk away up the cobbled streets” ★★★★★
Claire Smith, The Scotsman

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

One of the most masterful displays of pure stand-up I’ve seen this year… he’s one of the best we’ve got” ★★★★
Tim Harding, Chortle

★★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★ The Arts Desk ★★★★ The List ★★★★ The Comic’s Comic
★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag ★★★★ Ed Fringe Review ★★★★ Entertainment Now ★★★★★ Clownster


Following a critically acclaimed run last year, having once again had one of the best reviewed Fringe shows, award-winning comedian and writer Pierre Novellie will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new show, ‘Must We?’, marking his tenth year at the festival.

Pierre will be making the train journey up to Edinburgh to bring another hour packed full to the brim with smart gags that will have audiences laughing all over again on the train back home. In this brand new show, Pierre will be exploring life itself as well as fairness and expectations – he simply must.

This summer will also see Pierre Novellie release his first book exploring neurodiversity and his own diagnosis of autism (which he received from a heckler in the run-up to the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2022), titled ‘Why Can’t I Just Enjoy Things? A Comedian’s Guide to Autism’. His television and writing credits include Mock The Week (BBC2), The Mash Report (BBC2), Spitting Image (ITV/BritBox), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and World’s Most Dangerous Roads (Dave). He is also a regular co-host of The Frank Skinner Show (Absolute Radio) and is co-host of the popular podcast BudPod with fellow comedian and friend Phil Wang, which has reached 4 million downloads to date. His other audio work includes co-hosting the BBC Sounds Obsessed With… SAS: Rogue Heroes with Spencer Matthews, The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).

Pierre has also supported comedy legend Frank Skinner on tour as well as on his many West End runs, most recently at the Gielgud Theatre. He is a past winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off and has received nominations for the Amused Moose Comedy Award, The Skinny Awards and three Chortle Award nominations.




Previous praise for Pierre Novellie:

Hilarious…he will go far” ★★★★
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

the laughs keep coming… Novellie is every inch the assured, smart-jacketed storyteller… Novellie might not be a fan of them but this clearly warrants a handful of his dreaded crying laughing emojis” ★★★★
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

★★★★ ½ Chortle ★★★★ The List ★★★★★ Mumble Comedy ★★★★ Sunday Post
★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals ★★★★ Londonist
★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★★ Reyt Good Magazine ★★★★ Entertainment Focus
★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com ★★★★ London Theatre 1





Pierre Novellie: Must We?
Venue: Monkey Barrell 3
Date & Time: 29th July – 25th August, 19:05
Duration: 60 mins
Twitter: @pierrenovellie
Instagram: @pierrenovellie
Web: www.pierrenovellie.com




For more information and interview requests, please contact: Jasmine Ruparelia – jruparelia@avalonuk.com or 07768776081