Lucy says we can twerk it out ...

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Following sold out performances at the Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Festival and at venues spanning the country as part of a UK tour earlier this year, BBC New Comedy Award winner and Foster’s Best Newcomer nominee Lucy Beaumont invites Halifax Comedy Festival goers into her world on the North East coast in her debut hour We Can Twerk It Out.

Her surreal and offbeat humour has seen her enjoy a fast rise to stardom.

She has won multiple accolades including the BBC New Comedy Award, the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer in 2012 and she was nominated for the prestigious Foster’s Best Newcomer award last year at the Edinburgh Festival and was runner up in the Gilded Balloon’s nationwide stand-up competition So You Think You’re Funny?

Quickly becoming an established voice on the airwaves as both an actor and writer, Lucy presented her own BBC Four radio special in 2013 which was hosted by Johnny Vegas.

Her sitcom pilot To Hull and Back was broadcast in June on BBC Radio Two and has been developed in to a full series which will be broadcast in October on BBC Radio Four.

Further credits include appearing as a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV) and The Unbelievable Truth, Dilemma, History Retweeted and The Magical Faraway Tree directed by Vegas (all BBC Radio 4), The Land of Green Ginger and Baby bird (both Radio 3) and Crush, a 90-minute monologue for Radio 4 which received a Silver Sony Radio Award.

Lucy has also performed on BBC Three’s talent showcase Live at the Electric.

She was mentored in 2008 by Jeremy Dyson as part of a BBC initiative to find new northern comedic voices; subsequently she went on to write Bananas are Blue, a one-woman play which was produced by Theatre by the Lake and previewed at the Manchester Theatre festival in 2010.

Lucy has performed in various theatres and toured nationally and in 2013 was part of The Comedy Zone, the Fringe’s longest running and most prestigious new talent showcase at Edinburgh Festival.

For more information and to book call the box office on 01422 349422 or go online at www.squarechapel.co.uk

lThe first ever Halifax Comedy Festival runs from October 23 to 31, spans an amazing 14 different venues and involves over 100 artists.

Don’t miss next week’s WOW 24/7 which will outline all the major shows, dates times and venues to help you brighten up these dark Autumn evenings.

For online information go to www.halifaxcomedy festival.com