George Rigden

Comedian Profile

Nominated as ‘Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017’, George Rigden has excelled in a host of competitions. He 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 and had another acclaimed show “George-ous” at Pleasance Courtyard in 2018.  2019 sees him bring his brand new show “Spooning with Uri” to the Edinburgh Festival.

He is known for his dark musical Comedy, and received considerable critical acclaim for his set at the Leicester Comedy Festival Gala Preview Show 2016.

“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
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