Sian Davies
Sian Davies

Sian Davies

  • Stand-up comedian and actor

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'Why would you not want to be woke?' Inside the TV comedy workshops infuriating the right-wing press

They've been called 'a disaster for the arts' and lambasted for 'pursuing a heavily woke agenda'. So what actually happens at a comedy workshop? Our writer joins 30 working-class standups determined to break into TV.

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 29th February 2024

NextUp Biggest Award In Comedy 2023 nominees

The nominees have been announced for NextUp's Biggest Award in Comedy. 20 comedians are now in line to win a 2 metre inflatable trophy.

British Comedy Guide, 14th August 2023

The Ultimate List Of LGBTQ Shows At Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Here is just a really long list of shows with LGBTQ themes.

Jamie Wareham, Forbes, 31st July 2023

Alexandra Haddow wins West End Comedy Club bursary

Alexandra Haddow was announced as the winner of the West End Comedy Club's bursary aimed at supporting working class comedians attending this year's Edinburgh Festival. Louise Atkinson, Jodie Mitchell, William Stone and Lachlan Werner also received cash bursaries.

British Comedy Guide, 10th July 2023

Best In Class gives away its Edinburgh Comedy Award prize money

The £5,000 it received from scooping the panel prize last year will be redistributed as ten £500 grants to help acts play this year's festival.

Chortle, 13th April 2023

50 £2k awards announced from the £100k 'Keep It Fringe Fund'

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced the recipients of the 'Keep it Fringe' fund, a new initiative to support Fringe artists, led by Fringe Society President Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd April 2023

Assembly announces more Edinburgh Fringe shows

Assembly Festival has announced over 100 shows for its 2023 programme.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th March 2023

Frankie Boyle returns to Edinburgh Fringe

David O'Doherty, Ed Byrne and Reginald D Hunter also join Assembly line-up

Chortle, 23rd March 2023

NextUp to stream hit Edinburgh Fringe shows with Flashback Festival

NextUp is to stream a raft of shows from last year's Edinburgh Fringe, including critically acclaimed sketch duo Britney, alongside Kate Barron, Lily Phillips, Sian Davies, Ted Hill, Isabelle Farah and comedy magician Pete Heat.

British Comedy Guide, 4th March 2023

Best In Class 2023 line-up announced

Leroy Brito, Ashley Gorman, Lee Hudson, Dani Johns, Katie Mitchell, Jen Nolan, Jacob Nussey and Katie Tracey will take part in Best In Class 2023, the profit sharing shows that champion working class comedians.

British Comedy Guide, 10th February 2023

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