I lived the dream at The Phil.
Addy van der Borgh
Addy Borgh has that rare talent of making people laugh when he walks on stage (helped of course by a large nose and mad eyes). Addy is a great performer of highly acclaimed and original material, an ability
noticed immediately by the BBC when he appeared on the 'Stand-up show' (BBC1) after only one year as a comedian.
He has subsequently appeared on 'Live at Jongleurs' for Sky TVand will be appearing in the forthcoming BBC3 series from Baby Cow Productions, "Baby Candy".
With brilliant timing and an array of voices and characters which animate and enliven even the most drab subject matter (computers, museums, libraries) Addy has built a following of fans not just in all the major clubs in Britain (Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Comedy Cafe etc) but also worldwide, including Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand.
Addy appeared at the Edinburgh festival in 1998 as part of the Screaming Blue Murder comedy showcase and in 2000 with his own sell-out show '21st century fool'. He returned in 2002 with
another hit "Hearing Voices": "With a potent mix of brilliant mimicry, offbeat character comedy and hilarious observations, Addy takes you on a journey of the mind to the many voices in your head, that come together in a brilliant combination" - Time Out.
"An excellent stand-up with intelligence and wit" The Guardian
"Addy's excellent. His flights of fancy and gentle manner are a brilliant combination" Time Out
"Comic genius" The Scotsman
"Addy has a brilliant sense of comic timing" The Independent
"Fantastic. I've seen a lot of comedy and this is the real thing" The Evening Standard
"A revered funny man" The Times