Comedy Students

Comedy Students

NextUp is proud to sponsor the Chortle Student Comedy Awards, a competition that scours Universities to find the best new faces on the comedy scene. We filmed the grand final at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and are honoured to showcase all the finalists, as well as last year's winner.

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Comedy Students
  • Michael Odewale

    Michael gives his unique take on some of the most important issues currently facing society, including racism, politics and of course - pigeons.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

  • Morgan Rees

    Morgan's style is a mixture of one liners and short stories influenced by the likes of Dave Allen, Simon Evans and Sarah Silverman.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

  • Andy Field

    Andy shares his surreal ideas, role-plays and quirkily original gags with a highly infections glee, that lead him to win the pervious year's title.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

    Follow Andy: @andyandyfield

  • Roya Shadmand

    London based comic and writer, Roya Shadmand has a loose, casual approach to stand-up but that doesn't stop her from delivering some candid entertainment and packing in a handful of killer lines.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand...

  • Rahul Kohli

    Despite being a relative newcomer, Rahul has already performed his solo show 'Newcastle Brown Male' to a sell-out crowd and was described in his first Chortle review as having the 'poise, confidence and punchiness of a pro.'

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chor...

  • Tom Gidman

    Gifted mimic Tom Gidman wowed the crowd (and judges - he won!) with impressions of Andy Murray, Ed Miliband and David Attenborough. He's a strong, original writer who can exploit character traits to imaginative places, and delivers his material with an expert timing.

    Part of our 'Comedy Future...

  • Eric Rushton

    Eric says his material is quite depressing, but moaning on stage helps him be less miserable in real life.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

  • Josh Jones

    Josh said he was scared to to try comedy as he was full of insecurities and uncomfortable in his sexuality, but that stand-up has helped him find a voice and gain confidence.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.

  • Adam Mastroianni

    Adam Mastroianni started doing comedy as a kid, and his first gig was at a catholic school talent show in front of a priest and a bunch of nuns.

    Part of our 'Comedy Futures' playlist, showcasing acts from the Chortle Student Comedy Award grand final.