George Rigden

Comedian Profile

Despite only performing his first gig in June 2013, George Rigden is already one of the most exciting, hotly-tipped and sought after new acts on the UK comedy circuit. Having excelled in a host of new act competitions in his first year, George made his Edinburgh debut in 2015 when he performed as part of the prestigious AAA Stand Up Late showcase at the Pleasance Courtyard for a full sell-out run. He returned to Edinburgh again in 2016, again as part of an established and respected showcase (The Lunchtime Special at The Tron) and split an hour with fellow up-and-comer Jake Lambert on the free fringe.

“Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in…Very Funny Stuff.” – Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Rigden’s musical comedy is deliciously dark…he is very good at working the crowd and of all tonight’s acts he probably made the biggest impression.” – Bruce Dessau, beyond the joke

‘George Rigden had the audience in his hands thanks to some great comedic timing, a little help from his guitar and a hint of David Mitchell in Peep Show’ – Leicester Mercury
Credits:
Performer – The Lunchtime Special, The Tron. 2016
Performer – Mischaps (with Jake Lambert) Cowgatehead, 2016
Performer – AAA Stand up late, Pleasance Courtyard, 2015
FINALIST – Laughing Horse New Act of the year, 2014
FINALIST – Magners New Comedy act, 2015
FINALIST – Brighton Squawker, 2014
THIRD PLACE – Newbury “You Must Be Joking” New act of the year, 2015
FINALIST – Bath New Act of the year, 2015
SEMI-FINALIST – Amused Moose Laugh-Off, 2016
SHORTLISTED – BBC New Comedy Award 2015