Addy Borgh

Addy Borgh

Addy van der Borgh is a great performer of highly acclaimed and original material. He has appeared on the ‘Stand-up Show’ on BBC1, ‘The World Stands Up’, ‘Jongleurs Live’ and ‘Live at the Comedy Store’ for Comedy Central, and the BBC3 series from Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions, 'Brain Candy'. He has also written and co-presented twenty episodes of 'TV Meltdown' for Sky 1 with Kirsty Gallacher  (2004 / 2005), has acted in a number of voiceovers for radio and television and has appeared on many radio shows including multiple appearances on the legendary ‘Loose Ends’ on Radio 4.
Addy was the only British comic invited to appear in the Twentieth Century Fox Comedy Showcase in Los Angeles and was subsequently signed to the Hollywood agents Paradigm, and he recently played the starring role of ‘Jack Watson’ in his first film, ‘Little Things’.
Addy studied clowning and physical theatre at LAMDA and with brilliant timing and an array of voices and characters he is well known for his animation of inanimate objects and his wonderful physicality. He has been a regular performer at the famous Comedy Store for over 20 years, headlined all the major clubs in the UK and around the world, as well as entertaining troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has also performed complete sell out runs at the South Africa Comedy Festival in Cape Town (2002), the New Zealand International comedy Festival in Auckland (2006) and the Adelaide International Comedy Festival (2016) as well as writing and performing sell out one man shows at the Edinburgh festival (2002, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016). Addy was short-listed for the Perrier award in 2004. He has also voiced a number of radio and tv commercials, and documentaries.

‘van der Borgh weaves a comedy web that’s as intricate and detailed as it is original’ The List
‘A tour de force performance of highly original material’ Chortle
‘Addy has a brilliant sense of comic timing’ The Independent
‘van der Borgh has funny bones. This man was born to make people laugh’ Edinburgh Evening News
‘Brilliant natural clown’ Daniel Kitson in The Daily Telegraph
 ‘van der Borgh can reel off cracking gags and compete with the best freestylers such as Ross Noble.’ Evening Standard.
‘He’s got some great jokes in there’ Chris Rock at the UK Comedy Store
‘Addy is a brilliant comic’ John Bishop in his autobiography “How Did All This Happen?”

‘A tour de force performance of highly original material’ Chortle