Archie Henderson

Comedian Profile

Winner: Amused Moose People’s Champion 2019

Winner: IYAF Best of Brighton Fringe Comedy 2018

Winner: Best Newcomer, Musical Comedy Awards 2017 (with Two Plus Ones)

2nd Place: Musical Comedy Awards 2018

Nominated: Buxton Fringe Comedy Award 2019

Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny 2017

Shortlisted: BBC New Comedy Award 2018

Shortlisted: Pleasance Reserve 2019

Archie Henderson debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with his multimedia show Jazz Emu, which received a clutch of 4 and 5 stars reviews and scored him a place in the final of the Amused Moose Awards, winning the People’s Champion Award for his performance on the night. He performed his show at the Soho Theatre, as part of the Amused Moose Showcase 2019.

Having started out performing the noble art of sketch comedy, Archie started putting together solo material in 2017. His fourth gig as a solo act was the final of Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny competition. Since then he has written and performed material for Comic Relief, Sky Kids and his sketches have been featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.

He also produces a variety of esteemed online content, including the viral ‘Best Song of Every Decade’ Twitter thread (co-written with Adrian Gray), which racked up over 3 million views and was featured as an official ‘Twitter moment’.

In 2020 he released an album of comedy-funk songs, in the guise of his frankly tragic musical character Jazz Emu. The lead single from the album ‘Light Touch’ was featured at the top of Reddit videos for two days, and was featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. It currently has over 200k listens across streaming platforms.


“Shockingly funny” ★★★★1/2 – Comedy To Watch

“A phenomenal level of production” ★★★★ The Wee Review

“This is a talent that’s on the rise” ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“A consistently funny, technically impressive hour of musical comedy that isn’t to be missed”  ★★★★ Shortcom

“Not only brilliantly well-observed and very funny, but also exceptionally easy on the ear.” ★★★★★ The Tab

“Highly entertaining, and deserving of attention as a breakthrough act.” Steve Bennett Chortle