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Boothby Graffoe

Comedic style is characterised by its surreal, sharp, and often improvised nature


Boothby Graffoe is a multifaceted artist, renowned as a comedian, singer/songwriter, and playwright, with a string of accolades under his belt. His comedic style is characterised by its surreal, sharp, and often improvised nature, complemented by a repertoire of original comic songs such as “Umbrella Head Boy” and “Planet Dog,” which have garnered him a global following.

In 2002, Graffoe’s talent was recognised with prestigious awards, including the Adelaide Fringe Award for Excellence and the Time Out Comedy Award, with a nomination for the esteemed Perrier Award further cementing his status in the comedy world.

His live performances during this time, spanning cities like Adelaide, Edinburgh, and London, consistently played to sold-out audiences and earned rave reviews, earning him a reputation for delivering top-notch entertainment.

Beyond stand-up, Graffoe has showcased his creativity as a playwright, with works like “Condition of the Virgin,” which premiered to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and later aired on BBC Radio 4. Subsequent plays like “God and Adam” and “Hitler Sells Tickets” further showcased his talent for crafting compelling narratives.

Television audiences have also been treated to Graffoe’s wit, with appearances on BBC1’s Stand-Up Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks showcasing his comedic prowess to a broader audience.

His contributions extend to radio as well, having hosted two series of The Big Booth for BBC Radio 4, with a third series commissioned due to its popularity.

Graffoe’s live performances have taken him around the globe, from Melbourne to Bermuda, Paris to Dublin, where he has left audiences in stitches with his unique brand of humour. His international acclaim was further solidified with appearances at renowned comedy festivals like the Kilkenny Comedy Festival in Ireland and the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

With each performance, Graffoe continues to captivate audiences with his comedic brilliance and musical talent, earning him a well-deserved place among the comedy elite.

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