Ashley Frieze

Stand-up Comedian

On the road since 2003...

With his charming, daft, and warm brand of music-infused stand-up comedy, this guitar-toting funny man has been entertaining audiences across the UK for nearly 20 years. His original songs, with well-crafted lyrics and catchy tunes, span many genres from Jazz to Coldplay, via 1960's girl-group pop!

He regularly appears at comedy clubs such as ROFL, Jongleurs and Mirth Control, and has been a resident MC at RipRoar and his own club. His YouTube channel contains original songs, parodies and other strange goings on.

Ashley has something for most audiences. Intelligent, geeky, silly, and occasionally naughty, he's playful but never rude!

He's a sharp, MC, and a powerhouse featured act appearing at theatres, comedy clubs, many many pub function rooms, festival stages, and even a moving bus! His solo Edinburgh Shows, The Seven Deadly Sings, and Discograffiti led to the release of his albums on all good streaming platforms (and many bad ones).

A musical theatre lover, Ashley's appeared in local productions of The Producers, My Fair Lady, A Little Night Music and Guys and Dolls. He also co-wrote and starred in The Musical!, Edinburgh Fringe 2004.

As a writer, he's edited and written books about performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, including How to Produce, Perform and Write an Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Show and the COVID-19 special edition - How to Write, Perform and Produce a Cancelled Edinburgh Fringe Show : Quick Guide: Complete guide on how to not write, perform and produce a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. He's also worked as an editor on the Professor Howe novel series.

Guitar-wielding Funster

A high octane larger than life performer, guaranteed to raise the big laughs:

"Engaging and Entertaining"

"A very natural comic"

"brilliant, quick-fire lyrics"

"he certainly made me laugh"