Dream come true for comic Awsum

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The Derby Comedy Festival returns this July and is this year is pleased to welcome Derby-born comedian Jonny Awsum as the festival patron.

A comedic whirlwind, Jonny’s feel-good brand of musical comedy has seen him rise from fresh-faced newbie to a highly sought-after headline act, in a matter of months.

Audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans.

Jonny has been traversing the UK and indeed the world, armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar. He’s a regular at comedy clubs, as his crowd-pleasing set sees him regularly ending his sets to standing ovations and demands of an encore.

He said: “As a young Jonny Awsum growing up in Derby I always had two ambitions: to be chosen as the Derby Comedy Festival Patron and to be allowed to roller-boot through The Eagle Centre. My Mum never let me wear my roller-boots in town in case I rolled through the window of WH Smith or Olympus Sports. So I am especially touched that the good folks of the Derby Comedy Festival have now come through for me.”

Derby LIVE are again working alongside other arts organisations in Derby to bring a wide range of events from July 3-12.