Pippa Evans

Comedian Profile

A multi-talented and incredibly versatile performer, Pippa has taken 6 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, bagging a nomination for Best Newcomer in 2008 for debut show Pippa Evans and Other Lonely People. Since then she has gone from strength to strength, performing regularly on BBC Radio 4 institution The Now Show as well as making guest appearances on hit TV shows such as Dave’s Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central’s Drunk History. She has also featured on BBC3’s sketch comedy show Live At The Electric and was one of the regular cast members on BBC2’s comedy improv series Fast and Loose.

Following her Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in 2008, 2010 saw Pippa unleash her alter-ego Loretta Maine, a sexy and psychotic American country and western singer-songwriter, for a full show of her own, Loretta Maine: I’m Not Drunk I Just Need To Talk To You. In 2012 Pippa took Loretta Maine: Bipolar to the Fringe, garnering a slew of 4 and 5 star reviews and playing to packed houses throughout the festival month. The show was also invited to the Soho Theatre in London for a five night run in Spring 2013, before Pippa jetted off to Australia to make her debut at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Pippa returned to the Fringe in 2014 with two new shows. She performed Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired), which was nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Award, and also starred in Pippa Evans: Don’t Worry, I Don’t Know Who I Am Either on the Free Fringe. Both were brilliantly received by critics and audiences alike. She returned to the Fringe in 2015 as herself, enjoying a month of packed houses for the Leicester Comedy Festival Best show nominated There Are No Guilty Pleasures, shortly after making her debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in July. August 2016 saw Pippa return to the Fringe with new show Same Same But Different, playing to packed houses across the month and bagging her second nomination for the Amused Moose Comedy Award in the process. Pippa then took the show to Soho Theatre for a run of dates in early 2017. She will return to the Fringe this year with new show Joy Provision!

Pippa is also a core member of The Showstoppers, the Olivier award-winning group who improvise a new musical based on audience suggestions.  Pippa has performed with The Showstoppers across the UK and the world, including West End residencies and a six part series for Radio 4. The show is currently midway through a run at the prestigious Lyric theatre in the West End following a successful stint at the Apollo. Pippa is a member of The Glenda J Collective, a four-woman improv group, also performing at the Fringe this year. Pippa frequently guests at different improv nights across London and is a semi-regular cast member of The Comedy Store Players.

“Little less than a comic genius” – Telegraph