If you want to know more about Abi, scroll down for her bio!





Listen again to Abi's most recent appearance on BBC Radio 4 discussing her ★★★★★ show ANGLICHANKA which starts a UK tour on 12 Feb! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07vjxhp


Tour dates announced for ANGLICHANKA "October Revolution" Tour 2017!


12 Feb 2017 - LEICESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL, The Cookie, Leicester, 2.00pm.  SOLD OUT!

2 Mar 2017 - HOPE MILL THEATRE, Manchester 8.00pm. SOLD OUT!

12 Mar 2017 - STROUD COMEDY CLUB, The Prince Albert, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3SS.  7.30pmSOLD OUT!

22 Mar 2017 - GLASGOW COMEDY FESTIVAL, The Yes Bar, Glasgow. 7.15pm.   SOLD OUT!

8 Apr 2017 - BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL, The Bath Brew House (matinee show), 4.40pm.

9 Apr 2017 - SWINDON COMEDY FESTIVAL, The Town Hall Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire. 7.30pm.

13 May 2017 - DERBY COMEDY FESTIVAL - Carnero Lounge, Address: 10 St Peters St, Derby DE1 1SH. 9.30pm.

17 May 2017 - KOMEDIA BRIGHTON - 6.45pm.

20 May 2017 - CELTIC MANOR RESORT AND ARTS CLUB, Carleon, Newport, Wales. 9.00pm.   SOLD OUT!

25 May 2017 – PHOENIX ARTISTS CLUB, London. 7.00pm.

27 May 2017 - KOMEDIA BRIGHTON - 4.15pm (matinee show)

31 May 2017 - PLYMOUTH COMEDY FESTIVAL AND FRINGE, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, 9.00pm.

2 Jun 2017 – GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE FESTIVAL. The Kings Arms, Salford, 8.00pm

16 Jun 2017 – HASTINGS FRINGE, VIP Blackmarket, George Street, Hastings, Sussex. 7.30pm.

24 Jun 2017 - WICKHAM COMEDY - Wickham St Pauls Arts Club. 9.00pm SOLD OUT!

30 Jun 2017 - BARNSTAPLE FRINGE, Old Lion Tap Theatre, Barnstaple, Devon, 8.00pm.

2 Jul 2017 - GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE, Kings Arms, Salford.  7.30pm.

15 Jul 2017 - BUXTON COMEDY FESTIVAL, Arts Centre, Buxton. 8.00pm.

28 Jul 2017– G-LIVE GUILDFORD Surrey. 8.00pm

21 July 2017 – GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE, The Teapot, York. 8.00pm.

29 Jul 2017 - MILTON KEYNES COMEDY FESTIVAL, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes. 7.00pm.

4 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017 - EDINBURGH FESTIVAL - UNDERBELLY, White Belly, Cowgate, 6.40pm. 



***New tour dates to be added soon, including Newcastle, Portsmouth, Exeter, Suffolk, Cardiff, Neath and Leeds!***



Abi was a Guest on BBC Radio 4's "Saturday Live" with the Rev Richard Coles on Saturday talking about Russia, comedy and her nomination for BEST COMEDY SHOW in the Funny Women Awards. Listen to it here


Abi's hit 5 star ★★★★★ Edinburgh show ANGLICHANKA has been nominated for BEST COMEDY SHOW! To vote for her as BEST SHOW, click here or here:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LQBF6HG


Abi was on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live show on 24 September talking about doing comedy in Russia - listen again here


AUGUST 29TH 2016

Abi's show #ANGLICHANKA gets 5 Stars in Edinburgh Festivals Magazine! ★★★★★ Read it here


Other reviews:

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine here 

★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Review here

★★★★ Three Weeks review here

★★★★ Fringebiscuit here

★★★★ EFR Late here

★★★★ TV Bomb Edinburgh here  

★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News here 

★★★★ The List here


August 10th 2016 

Abi's joke about selfies made it into the Top 50 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in the Independent/I-Paper! Read it here


The Independent's 50 Best Jokes of The Fringe 2016


Three of Abi's jokes also made it into several of the Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe lists! She was featured in the Scotsman, the Guardian, the Daily Mail and Wow24/7! Read them here: Guardian, The Scotsman, Daily Mail and Wow24/7


AUGUST 9th 2016

Abi's new show ANGLICHANKA has had great reviews in Edinburgh and has been packing them in at the Voodoo Rooms!  


★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine here

★★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe Review here

★★★★Three Weeks review here

★★★★ Fringebiscuit here

★★★★ EFR Late here

★★★★ TV Bomb Edinburgh here 

★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News here

★★★★ The List here 


Abi has also been the regular host of Sky TV's Edinburgh Fest Live! TV show, broadcast on Channel 266/Showbiz TV 11.00pm every night. See highlights here



July 2016 

Abi's new show ANGLICHANKA was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the prestigious Buxton Comedy Fringe Festival! http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk/awards2016.html


May 2016

Abi was the Guest on Penny Smith's Breakfast show talking about comedy, the news and Russia. Listen again here: http://talkradio.co.uk/


April 2016

Abi has just completed a pilot for Sky called Bucketless, playing a Russian Lady called Irina and this week, she finished filming in Yorkshire playing a role as a café owner called Lesley in Dead Cat Films' comedy One Under  for the BBC which will be aired later this year!


March 2016

Abi again on the BBC Radio 4's Weekend programme talking about the challenges of doing comedy in Russian here


Read Abi's Russian Diary on British Comedy Guide - discussing how Russia has changed, how Russians love British comedy and "windows having ears" in Russia. Click here.


February 2016

Abi on BBC Radio 4's Midweek talking about comedy, Russia and opera here ...and on the BBC again here: BBC R4s Outlook and talking about Russian Comedy on the British Comedy Guide


Abi on the BBC's Weekend programme talking about doing comedy in Russia here


Click here for Abi's interview with Bruce Dessau on Beyond The Joke and here for the piece in Chortle


Abi in the Independent newspaper on her Moscow shows:



and in the Independent On SUnday and I-paper:


January 2016:

Abi has been invited to perform her new stand-up show ANGLICHANKA (Russian for "English Woman") in Moscow at Russia's biggest and best-known comedy club. She will be the first UK comedian to do a show in Russia IN RUSSIAN! The show is the story of how Abi came to be in the former Soviet Union in the 1990s and her experiences becoming an opera singer in pre-Perestroika Russia.  She'll be doing the show on 25, 26, 27th February at the Moscow Comedy Bar and Club, Myasnitskaya Ulitza, 38, str 1, Moskva.  For more details and tickets:  www.moscowcomedybar.com




Sep 2015:

Here's Abi's Gig highlights over the coming months. For more about Abi, scroll down! For a full list of where you can see Abi, click here: ABI'S GIGS, SHOWS AND PREVIEWS


18/19 sep - glee club, nottingham.

1 oct - old town comedy club, Swindon

7 oct - mock tudor comedy, guildford.

24 Oct - comedy cellar, fleet.

28 oct - crack comedy, farncombe.

29 Oct - gut rOcking comedy, dulwich.

17/18 oct - jongleurs, camden

4 nov - sitting room comedy - york.


28 Nov - bearcat comedy - Twickenham

4 dec - comedy cellar, bracknell

5 dec - Bromley comedy club, bromley.



April 2015:

We are massively excited to announce that ABI ROBERTS' MUSICAL CID is back by popular demand at this year's Edinburgh Fringe! We shall be taking up residency at the famous Gilded Balloon, 8.15pm!


For tickets and more info, visit:  www.gildedballoon.co.uk/tickets


February 2015:

Abi was mentioned on the Channel 4 show, The Last Leg. Watch it here: Channel 4 The Last Leg


October 2014:

Abi will be opening the show at the London Comedy Store, on Saturday 15 November as part of the SUFW Benefit. Tickets here: Comedy Store Ticket Site 


September 2014:

We're about to announce some dates for the next batch of London MUSICAL CID shows, with big name guests, so keep you eyes peeled! Meanwhile, have a dekko at our Guest on MUSICAL CID this August on Abi's YouTube channel! MUSICAL CID YOUTUBE CHANNEL!


August 2014:

Abi took two shows to the Fringe in August - her debut solo show, TWERK IN PROGRESS (at the Voodoo Rooms)  garnering four and five star reviews Edinburgh Reporter, One4Review and Black Diamond Radio, with full houses throughout the runs of both shows.  


Her comedy confessional show, MUSICAL CID (Gilded Balloon) featured Special Guest Comics such as: Al Murray, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Jo Caulfield, Jarred Christmas, Seann Walsh, Craig Hill, Mark Dolan, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan, Nathan Caton, Alexis Dubus, Paul McCaffrey, Brenda Gilhooly, Luisa Omielan, John Robins, John Ross, Rich Wilson, Christian Reilly, Mary Bourke, Eric Lampaert, Stephen Bailey and Katie Mulgrew!  


March 2014: 

Abi is taking two shows up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year - MUSICAL C.I.D., the comedy confessional show will be at the Gilded Balloon, Teviot Turret every day for the whole of the Fringe! Tickets available from the Ed Fringe website.  Abi is also taking her debut solo stand-up show, TWERK IN PROGRESS to the PBH Free Fringe. She'll be at The Speakeasy, (Venue 68 - The Voodoo Rooms on West Register Street) for the whole month.



February 2014:

Abi's show, MUSICAL C.I.D. is back!! The next show is on 5 Mar at The Camden Head Pub, Camden High Street, Camden Town with Star of Radio 4, the amazingly funny, JOHN MOLONEY! See more about shows and our next Guests at MUSICAL C.I.D  or keep an eye on the show's Twitter page. The show looks at comedian's musical preferences and record collections when they are "called in" to be asked probing questions. In every show, there is a surprise revelation and a finale that would put Jimi Hendrix to shame!


The first show in London at The Camden Head Pub, Camden Town featured super-funny and talented comedy mind-reader and mentalist, Doug Segal. On 6 November, we had as our Special Guest, the star of stage and screen, the wonderful, Brenda Gilhooly! Our Christmas Special featured comedy warrior and GQ Comedy Editor, the fabulously funny, James Mullinger!


November 2013: Abi supported Jack Whitehall at Wilton's Music Hall on 7 November 2013 in aid of the Stand Up For Women charity which helps vulnerable women and victims of domestic violence.  For more details click HERE.


May 2013: Abi opens for Michael McIntyre at The Bloomsbury. Read the New Statesman review of Abi at the Bloomsbury Theatre HERE


May 2013: Read the Comedy Chords review of Abi at the Bloomsbury Theatre supporting Michael McIntyre HERE


August 2013: Read about Abi in The Independent newspaper: HERE 


For other reviews, click HERE



Abi Roberts is a British stand-up comedian. She trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and gained prominence in comedy and sketch shows, including the satirical comedy Newsrevue, Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and Jonathan Harvey’s stage show, Taking Charlie. She has appeared as a guest comedian on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek, Weekend and Outlook, as well as on comedy radio stations Fubar Radio, Moscow Comedy FM (Russia) and Wildfire Radio (US). Abi has just filmed her first comedy film for Emmy-nominated writer and director Ruth Pickett called One Under for Square Cat Films and recently completed a sitcom pilot for Sky playing a Russian woman Irina in Cameron Gordon’s Bucketless.


She’s a regular on the stand-up comedy scene and has performed as herself at major venues including The Glee Club, The Stand, The Kings’ Head, Back Yard Comedy Club, Jongleurs and Manford’s Comedy Clubs. She recently became the first UK comic to perform in Russia, in Russian, completing three nights of shows to packed-out houses at Moscow Comedy Club.


Abi is also one half of character act FRANKLY ON TUESDAY, playing a BBC Radio 4 presenter GINNY FRANKLY alongside Brenda Gilhooly's character GAYLE TUESDAY (Harry Hill's TV Burp, Harry Hill's Fruit Fancies, Paul O'Grady Show, Saturday Night Live) which premiered at this year's Guernsey Comedy Festival and which is destined for a TV airing in 2017.


What they Say About Abi

Abi has been dubbed by critics as "Brilliant, funny and charming. True comedy genius..one of GQ’s Top Ten New Stand-ups to see in 2016" - James Mullinger, Comedy Editor, GQ Magazine; "Very funny, rapid-fire, infectious humour...unstoppable and triumphant… takes down target after target”Arts Editor, New Statesman; "Raucous and incredibly funny" - Daily Telegraph; as "Fast-paced, high-octane comedy with brilliant routines...entertaining throughout and leaves everybody wanting more" - Gigglebeats.co.uk; "A master impersonator and a gifted comedy performer standing way out from the herd" - Edinburgh’s Three Weeks) and by UK Comedy website Chortle as "Roberts is packing them in (at the Voodoo Rooms)...she is truly and hysterically funny and has definitely got the comedy moves. She does it all with genuine charm and character, with big laughs. She has an imposing range of talents and her impressions are, well, impressive. She really is more than just a stand-up".


In her four years in professional stand-up comedy, Abi has the accolade of having supported major league performers such as Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Tom Stade.



Abi was a Finalist and Runner-Up in the London Comedy Store’s Costa Light Comedy Competition in 2012, a Finalist and Runner-Up in the 2012 Harrogate Theatre’s Comedian of the Year and took the Audience Award at the same festival.