Career

Bio

Ashley Frieze has been on the comedy circuit for over ten years and is a versatile comedian and MC, popular with audiences around the UK. He is a larger than life character who can gently tease the audience with a lightness of touch, or blast them with high-octane comic energy. As a musical comedian, Ashley has a guitar case full of comic songs and musical observations. His likeable persona makes him the perfect act to add variety and energy to any line up.

Ashley performs headline and support slots all over the country. He also regularly MC's where his quick wit and cheerful banter charms and entertains.

Ashley has been performing on the UK stand-up comedy circuit since 2003. In that time he has performed extensively (over 1200 performances), as far north as the Highlands of Scotland and as far south as Penzance. He has made people laugh in comedy clubs, tents, cellars, music festivals and even on moving buses.

With an infectiously joyous style of delivery and the energy to bombard the audience with quick-fire lines, Ashley's self-effacing and jolly persona will lift any room.

Corporate work includes private parties and functions for both individuals and businesses.

Edinburgh Fringe appearances 2003-2012 include various stand-up sets, Discograffiti (solo show), The Seven Deadly Sings (solo show), The Seven Deadly Jokes (with Hannah George), The Great Big Comedy Picnic comedy showcase and co-starring in the highly successful comedy play The Musical! (Underbelly, 2004), which he also co-wrote.

CV also on ComedyCV.co.uk.

Clubs Played

A selection of clubs played includes:

  • London - Soho Comedy, MC and featured act
  • London - Laughing Horse - Headlines most venues
  • London - Downstairs at the King's Head, Crouch End
  • London - Setup Punchline - Closing act
  • Lower Brailes, Cotswolds - The George Comedy Club, Resident MC
  • Scott Jordan Entertainment and Laughing Factory, private bookings
  • Cirencester - Resist The Glamour, Resident MC
  • Cradley Heath - regular MC and ringmaster
  • Southampton - Comedy Bar, Resident MC
  • Cambridge - Custard Comedy
  • Penington and Havant - Rib Tickla
  • Taunton - Brewhouse
  • Brighton - Komedia (Comic Boom)
  • Leamington Spa - Reckless Moment
  • Coventry - Spa-Tickles
  • Eastbourne - Oi Oi
  • Manchester - XS Malarkey
  • Manchester - Buzz
  • Manchester - Frog and Bucket
  • Liverpool - Rawhide

  • Newcastle - Funny Bones
  • Hartlepool - Funny Bones
  • Stockton - Funny Magnet
  • Edinburgh - The Stand
  • Bridlington - The Other Side
  • Bath and surrounding area, Sal Monello Comedy
  • Bath - Mirth Control
  • Bradford on Avon - Mirth Control
  • Torquay - Mirth Control
  • York - The Other Side
  • Funhouse Comedy - most clubs

Radio

  • BBC Radio Sussex - May 2010 - Interview
  • BBC Radio Leeds - July 2010 - Interview
  • Fresh Air Radio - August 2010 - Interview
  • Leith FM - August 2010 - Interview

Festivals

Brighton Fringe
Henley Fringe
Manchester Comedy Festival
Leicester Comedy Festival
Glasgow Comedy Festival
  • 2005 - The Musical!
  • 2004 - Stand-up at Haha Comedy
Nozstock
  • 2009 - Resident MC, Comedy Tent

 

Edinburgh Fringe

2012
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Pick of the Fringe
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Discograffiti
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Great Big Comedy Picnic
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Shaggers
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Huggers (family friendly comedy)
2011
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Pick of the Fringe
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Seven Deadly Sings
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Great Big Comedy Picnic
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Shaggers
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Huggers (family friendly comedy)
2010
2009
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Seven Deadly Jokes
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Great Big Comedy Picnic
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Shaggers
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Cabaret Gone Wild
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe
2008
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Great Big Comedy Picnic
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Bringing In The Sheep
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Rogues Handbook Bumper Book of Sketches
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Late and Leith (Resident MC)
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Journey Central - **** Three Weeks
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Shaggers
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Late Show @ Meadow Bar
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Pick of the Fringe @ Edinburgh City FC
  • On a roll - The Comedy Bus (stand-up on a moving bus, of course)
2007
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - The Great Big Comedy Picnic - **** Three Weeks
  • PBH Free Fringe - Amateur Pro Celebrity Karaoke - *** Scotsman
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - Hastily Thrown Together Impro Show
  • Laughing Horse Free Festival - MySketch
2006
  • Laughing Horse Free Fringe @ Canons' Gait - The Great Big Comedy Picnic - **** Three Weeks
  • Laughing Horse Free Fringe  - Late Show and Pick of Fringe.
2005
  • Laughing Horse Free Fringe @ Canons' Gait - The Great Big Comedy Picnic - *** Three Weeks
  • Nicol Edwards - Adult Comedy Show
  • Laughing Horse @ Lindsay's - Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe and Late Show
2004
  • Underbelly - The Musical! - **** Three Weeks, **** British Theatre Guide, *** The Scotsman
  • Nicol Edwards - When Hedges Attack
  • Cowgate Central - Searching for Harry
  • Nicol Edwards - Capital Comedy Late Show

  • The Lighthouse, Leith - Late show
2003
  • Pleasance 5065 Lift - Claustrophobia Cure Extreme
  • C Venues - The Establishment
  • Nicol Edwards - Comedy Cave

Other Work

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