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Laura Davis

Laura Davis is a multi-award-winning Australian stand-up comedian and writer, based in London.

Since making her name in 2008 as a national finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival RAW competition, Laura has returned to MICF ten times with eight different solo shows, garnering a reputation as one of the most talented and distinctive acts performing at the festival. Her sixth offering, Ghost Machine, won her both the Golden Gibbo and the Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy Award in 2015. Marco Polo, her 2016 show for MICF and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, won her the prestigious Comedy Channel Moosehead Award.

Laura made her Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2017 with Cake in the Rain and returned 2018 with a reprise of Ghost Machine. Both shows received widespread critical acclaim and secured subsequent runs at London’s Soho Theatre. Summer 2019 saw Laura return to the Fringe with her latest show, Better Dead than a Coward, which received critical acclaim.

Laura was a writer on the seventh and eighth seasons of ABC TV’s Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Australia’s long-running satirical news and current affairs program, and she has also performed stand-up on ABC TV’s Comedy Up Late, MICF Upfront Gala and ABC Comedy Next Gen Special.

Laura has also been a guest on several of the UK’s leading podcasts, including The Adam Buxton Podcast, The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast and The Guilty Feminist.

Winner: Comedy Channel Moosehead Award 2016
Winner: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Winner 2015
Winner: Melbourne Fringe Best Comedy 2015
Winner: Best Comedy WA Fringeworld 2013

“A different kind of provocative… Smart, challenging, ambitious, playful and funny.” Chortle

“Genuinely brilliant stand-up.” Comedy.co.uk

“An hour with Laura Davis leaves you feeling uplifted, somewhat bewildered and utterly amazed by such blistering talent.” Time Out

“An ingeniously constructed shaggy dog story which, for all its playful nonsense, will be best remembered for its unexpected moments of emotional clarity.” Fest Magazine

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