Britain's Got Talent sensation at LOL Comedy Club

News 4 January 2023
Jonny Awsum

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In 2017, Jonny Awsum was broadcast to huge acclaim on the nation’s biggest-rating ITV show, Britain’s Got Talent. Performing alongside Ant & Dec, Jonny won a standing ovation from the theatre audience, a unanimous vote of approval from the judges and was seen by 11 million TV viewers. Jonny made it all the way to the Live Semi-Finals, where he performed a musical extravaganza with David Walliams. Jonny loved the whole experience, his profile received a well earned boost, and his performances on the show have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube.

“Brilliantly inventive.. you went to town.. we couldn’t want for anything more!” David Walliams

A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy. He is the gag slinging guitar hero – audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans. He exploded onto the professional comedy scene with a crowd-pleasing set that’s seen him perform his special feel-good brand of musical comedy around the world rising quickly to be one of the most sought after headline acts on the UK circuit.

Jonny Awsum has been traversing the UK and indeed the world, armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar. He’s a must for comedy clubs, as his crowd-pleasing set sees Jonny regularly ending his sets to standing ovations and demands of an encore. He’s captivated audiences internationally from Cyprus to Slovakia, Austria to Hong Kong – he has captivated audiences at every kind of venue from tiny comedy clubs to arenas and is now coming to a comedy club near you!

“Jonny Awsum positively smashed this musical comedy show, taking the audience all the way with him. It’s a dead simple, but absolutely cracking show. That’s entertainment” Chortle

Jonny Awsum

As well as being a big name on the international comedy circuit you may have seen Ben Norris on your screens on programmes such as Mock The Week (BBC 2), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2), They Think It’s All Over (BBC 1) and The World Stands Up (Paramount Comedy). A highly experienced and hugely well-respected stand-up, he is the only touring comedian to be the father of triplets and also happens to be the cousin of actor Martin Freeman (The Office, Sherlock, and The Hobbit)!

“The most polished stand-up you are likely to see” GQ Magazine

He’s been performing brilliant comedy since 1993 and has developed an incredibly relaxed stage persona with an innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. As a result, he’s a regular headliner on the UK comedy circuit and has performed around the world in Prague, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Manilla, Bangkok, Tokyo and the Isle of Wight.

He explores such topics as fatherhood, lad culture and cockneys with a genuine sense of angry joy, taking particular delight in some brilliantly crafted wordplay. It’s fair to say that he’s a bit of a legend in the comedy industry headlining his bullet-proof act all over the world for over 30 years.

“Truly a sight to behold” Ed Byrne

Ben Norris

Joshua Roberston is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor who had a severe quad bike crash when he was 11 years old. He spent 4 months in a coma and now lives with a physical disability. He now mines this adversity for laughs!

Started stand-up comedy at 19 he’s now performed around the world and across the UK including shows at the Brighton Fringe, Camden Fringe and the Adelaide Fringe Festival and tours support for Tom Stade and Shappi Khorsandi.

Joshua featured in the BBC Three series, Amazing Humans, and the All4 series, Jokes Only Disabled People Can Tell. DAD JOKE, a comedy short film which Joshua co-wrote with David Abramsky and stars in, was commissioned by the BFI NETWORK and Film London. It premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. Loosely based on Joshua’s life, it follows a disabled comedian performing a make-or-break gig on the night his first child is born. Joshua was awarded Best Lead Actor for DAD JOKE at the Oxford International Short Film Festival. DAD JOKE, which is being produced by Eleven Film in association with Bluebird Pictures, was named on The Brit List in 2022.

Joshua Robertson

Sunjai Arif quickly wins over audiences with his confidence and warm personality. He is an engaging comedy story teller and covers tales about his family, speeding tickets and extremist rodents.

Sunjai is a solid comedy act, oozes charm and will leave you grinning ear to ear. What really gets people talking is when Sunjai brings his more alternate comedy routines to the stage. Audiences lean forward with excitement and anticipation of what he’ll do next. Experience the sheer joy of seeing Sunjai share his memories of nostalgic pop culture in a way only he could imagine.


  • Winner “Bath Comedy Festival New Act 2017”
  • Runner up “South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016”
  • Finalist “Max Turner prize 2016”
  • Runner up for the 2018 Guide Awards: Best Comedian
  • Tour support for Tom Green: European Comedy Road Trip
Sunjai Arif

Catch this line-up at the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom on Friday 13 January. Click here to book your tickets.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!