Charlie George

About

Charlie is a former circus performer and dancer, she came to comedy to find her voice.

Turns out her voice is a lot like a white man’s trapped inside the body of a queer brown lady, so, that should be comfortable then…

Hailed as “hilarious” & “lights up a room,” Charlie has a stand up course and an MC course under her belt from the acclaimed Angel Comedy Venue The Bill Murray. She did an improvers comedy course with Logan Murray & was accepted onto the Soho Theatre Comedy Lab + training programme, as well as receiving a diversity scholarship to attend the Free Association’s improvisation training.

Charlie got to the finals of Pride’s Got Talent 2018 where she performed to hundreds at Charing Cross Theatre & won a place to perform to thousands on the Cabaret Stage in Dean Street, Soho as part of Pride London. 

Charlie also got through to the finals of the Leicester Square New Comedian Award 2018.

She gigged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time in 2018 to develop material for her work in progress show Polite Savage. It was performed as part of Camden People’s Theatre ‘Big Bang 2018’ amongst a select collection of ‘explosive new works.’ 

This show has been selected to be re-vamped & is newly titled: Dancing on the ceiling. It will be performed  at the Tristan Bates Theatre Actors Centre, as part of Otherland Theatre’s ‘The Queer Season’ in Covent Garden on the 18th, 19th & 20th June 2019.

Charlie will be heading to the Edinburgh Fringe festival 2019 in two compilation shows: ‘Best in Class’ a crowdfunded comedy showcase featuring a specially selected line-up up of working class comedians and ‘Charles & Jen.’ A PBH free fringe show by two grrls/women navigating the modern world as genre defying queerdos.

Finalist

Leicester Square New Comedian

Polite Savage

Camden People's Theatre

Finalist

Pride's Got Talent 2018

On stage

My footage from Leicester Square.

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On stage

A little bit of a gig I did at the Cavendish called “how to be a professional brown lady”.

GIGS

Upcoming gigs across London*

*Please check social media for accurate up to date last minute gigs & appearances.
may 27
Bristol open stage event - Bristol old vic theatre
may 29
Hoopla improv - NU Z LAND
London Bridge
june 2
Angel Comedy Camden Head
Angel
june 5
conflict relief gig
TBC
july 17
Charles & Jen preview @ The Cav
Stockwell
august 2-11
Charles & Jen @ planet bar
edinburgh
august 3-13
Charles & Jen @ brewdog lothian road
edinburgh
august 19-25
best in class 2019 showcase
edinburgh
august 31
conflict relief gig
TBC

BEST IN CLASS

Best in Class is an entirely crowdfunded Edinburgh Fringe show promoting the rich talent of working class comedians.

For any up and coming comedian it can be hard to break into the industry let alone if you’re working class.

There are so many barriers facing working class performers, who remain underrepresented in comedy and at the worlds biggest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Working class comedians have strong voices and unique experiences that need to be heard at the fringe. Growing up, they often have little access to the arts, they don’t have industry contacts or money and are unable to finance Edinburgh shows. They also struggle to take the time off work and to justify a full run at the fringe. 

Support them in their endeavor to get to the fringe via their: Crowdfunding Campaign

"Charlie George has an elegantly calm and collected demeanour, her wry observations, situation and background are interesting."
- Steve Bennett, Chortle

polite savage

by Charlie George

Charlie is a polite savage. A former circus freak turned stressed yogi. Charlie came to comedy to find her voice. Turns out her voice is a lot like an 18th century white man’s trapped inside the body of a queer brown lady.

A hilarious performance exploring what it means to be both in a divided world. Celebrating the alien, the other, and the weirdo in all of us.

A riot grrl howl in the dark from Wiltshire’s most insignificant funny brown female.

It’s first work-in-progress outing was at Camden People’s Theatre’s Big Bang.

BIG BANG 2018!

Dancing on the Ceiling

Charlie’s work in progress comedy-theatre show returns! Revamped with new material & more unexpected playfulness. Including ‘Alternative Disco Ball’ Creation Workshop

DANCING ON THE CEILING

Tristan Bates The Actors Studio, Covent Garden

18th, 19th & 20th June 2019

A hilarious riot grrl romp through trying to find your feet in modern life when you’re all things mixed other. Jam packed with stand-up comedy, costumes, music, dancing. Plus valuable life lessons such as: How to flail your legs in the air to Lionel Richie!

Tickets

crack-up comedy cabaret

hosted by Charlie George & Jennie Falconer

                                                           Crack-up Comedy Cabaret. 

Hi! We are Charlie George (aka Charles) & Jennie Falconer (aka Jen).

We want to bring people joy and relief through comedy whilst raising money for good causes.
 
We believe in nights that are specially curated and full of hand-picked acts we’ve seen live be funny and entertaining. We value diverse & eclectic line-ups that include stand-up, musical comedy, drag, cabaret etc. We love experimental, playful and madcap, as long as it’s FUNNY!
We love all things LGBTQI, colourful, explosive, absurd, silly, drole…
We are two queer femme hosts who organize, promote & present this night in our uniquely warm & wobbly manner.
 
Here are the event details for our first ever sell-out event at The Glory London where we raised £300 for Mental Health Charity Core Arts : Eventbrite : Crack-up Comedy Cabaret#1.
Here is where we were featured in Funny Women as a top pick for female led comedy nights: Meet the funny women running LGBTQ friendly comedy nights
 
Our next event is on Thursday 6th June You can get tickets here: Tickets!
 
Feel free to message our page Crack-up Comedy Cabaret for more info and to keep up to date with our brilliant line-up etc
 
x Big Love. CG & JF!

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