Mock Tudor Comedy Preview Fest - Steve Bugeja & Pierre Novellie

Steve Bugeja is one of comedy’s most exciting rising stars. Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award in 2013, Steve has gone on to host the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Zoe Ball on Saturday (ITV1) and Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC). Making a name for himself internationally, he has been invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the past two years, appearing on the Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow (ABC1) and on Comedy Up Late (ABC1). Steve wrote and performed his own sketch 10 Things You Should Know as an Adult for BBC3, acted in 4Music’s sketch show Pop Sludge and starred in a viral comedy video for Lucozade alongside England footballer Harry Kane.
A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky1), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) CelebAbility (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4). 
In 2018, Steve embarked on his fourth and largest national tour with 'Almost', following the success of a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe. The tour included a 6-night run at London’s Soho Theatre, onr night at the Riverhouse Barn(!) and was extended into 2019 due to demand. This tour follows his previous critically-acclaimed shows Summer Camp (2017), Unpronounceable (2016) and Day Release (2015). Unpronounceable and Summer Camp went on to tour nationwide, selling out increasingly large venues year on year.

“Bugeja has an eye for original comic detail that’s all his own.’” – The Guardian
“Drum tight, as if polished by a sitcom writers’ room to cram as many jokes in as humanly possible” – Chortle

Pierre Novellie is one of the best up-and-coming comedians in the United Kingdom.
Pierre is a correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. He previously had a regular role in the three-part Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders, as well as appearing in the Joke Thieves pilot for BBC2 opposite Marcus Brigstocke, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags and a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.
An acclaimed live act, Pierre has supported Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on their national tours and was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards for two years running. His previous Edinburgh shows have been well received by both audience and critics alike, with his last two shows placing in the top 20 best reviewed comedy shows across the entire Edinburgh Festival in 2017 and 2018, and receiving five-star reviews from The Metro and EdFestMag, four and a half stars from Chortle and four-star reviews from The Scotsman. 
Previous Edinburgh shows have received five-star reviews from ThreeWeeks, One4Review and four-star reviews in The Times, Chortle and The List. He is a past winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off and has previously received nominations for Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards, the Amused Moose Comedy Award, and Best Debutant at The Skinny Awards.
As a writer, Pierre’s credits include ITV’s Newzoids, Adam Buxton’s Shed of Christmas and Mock the Week.

‘Dawn of a major talent’ - Guardian
‘A show packed full of belly laughs…impressively well written, perfectly building and building and rich with detail…Novellie delivers it all with real astuteness and skill’ - ★★★★★ The Metro
‘a big presence…He will go far.’  - ★★★★ The Times

Sunday 26 May 7.30pm
Tickets
£8
Book
Venue
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF