Double nomination for Off The Kerb acts at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Double nomination for Off The Kerb acts at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Off The Kerb Productions are delighted to announce that Lindsey Santoro and Louise Young have been nominated for the Best Newcomer Award as part of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Lindsey Santoro: Pink Tinge
Pleasance Courtyard, The Attic – 6:00 pm

Naturally effusive and full of giddy joy, the people’s Princess of Birmingham, Lindsey Santoro has emerged as one of the most original female voices to come out of the West Midlands and is one of the hidden gems on the comedy circuit.

In her debut show, Lindsey will take you on a haphazard journey through her life in Brum, taking a very matter-of-fact outlook on things whilst trying to balance family life, attempting to be a confident woman and dealing with completely absurd circumstances. Guttural and in the gutter.

Lindsey’s last appearance at the Fringe came in 2018, where she performed as part of the Best in Classshowcase – a crowdfunded, profit sharing initiative that champions the talent of working class stand-ups. 

Lindsey was finalist in the 2021 British Comedian of the Year competition, as well as Semi Finalist at the BBC New Comedy Awards, Funny Women Regional Finalist, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Semi Finalist and Leicester Comedy Festival Best Podcast Award Nominee for ‘Biggest Idiot’.

After building a cult following in the West Midlands, Lindsey is breaking on to TV & Radio with appearances on Channel 4’s The Joy of Missing Out and Late Night Lycett, BBC R4’s Elephant In The Room with Sarah Millican and Comedy Central Live. Recently Lindsey supported Russell Kane on tour, and Joe Lycett on the Arena leg of his most recent tour. 

Tickets available here.

Louise Young: Feral
Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker One – 7:25 pm

Louise Young is a rapidly rising star; her show Feral is about class, chaos and coming out. Through a number of chaotic life experiences the show delves into what it means to be an unpalatable type of working class, navigating the edges of poverty, mental illness and how easy it is to fall through the cracks. Whilst vulnerable, it’s equally warm and joyful, turning her Geordie lens on lesbian culture and her relationship with her Turkish side. It is an upbeat look at dysfunction, haphazard living and feeling out of place in the arts.

Louise has quickly become one of the brightest new names on the comedy circuit. Her debut work in progress show was nominated for Best Debut Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2023. She has supported the likes of Alan Carr, Tom Allen and Jason Manford on their nationwide tours around the UK and Ireland.

Louise has appeared on Comedy Central Live! as well as writing and acting in Channel 4’s Original Comedy Shorts on three sketches, one of which went on to receive over 5 million views. She also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Fred at The Stand.

She is a regular at clubs up and down the country including Glee Clubs, Komedia and The Stand. In 2020 she was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and the following year nominated for Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best Festival Appearance. In 2019 she also presented a weekly comedy show on BBC Radio Newcastle and went on to be nominated for a Gillard Award in 2020 for Newcomer of the Year.

Tickets available here.