Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom

Adam Bloom was 18 months old when his parents nicknamed him The Voice, and when he was 10, he told them he was going to be a comedian. By the age of 23, he was.

His first show at the Edinburgh Festival was in 1996, and has frequently returned. He was named best stand-up in the Time Out awards in 1998 and nominated for best club comic in the 2012 Chortle awards. Bloom has also appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and at the Melbourne Comedy Festival (where he was nominated for the 1999 Stella Artois award).

He has appeared on various stand-up and panel shows on TV, and has recorded three series of his own Radio 4 show, The Problem with Adam Bloom.

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Izzard to host Montreal gala other Brits named for Just For Laughs

Eddie Izzard is to host one of the prestigious gala shows at this year’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, it has been announced.

He joins Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman and Seth Meyers as headline presenters of the high-profile shows, which run from July 24 to 27.

Meanwhile, Danny Bhoy has been selected to perform one of the few solo shows in the main festival, with his Dear Epsom tour playing on a programme that also includes Bo Burnham and Amy Schumer.

The other British acts heading for the festival are Jimmy Carr, who is taking part in the Nasty Show, and Joe Lycett, Adam Bloom, Andrew Lawrence, Eric Lampaert and The Midnight Beast – who all feature in the annual Britcom showcase. Unusually, that show will be hosted by an American – albeit a largely British-based one – in the form of Rich Hall.

Meanwhile, acts that the relatively conservative festival considers more alternative are being promoted in an ‘off-JFL’ strand. These include shows from Todd Barry, Ronna & Beverly, Brian Posehn, Trevor Noah, Tig Notaro, Andy Kindler, Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Judah Friedlander and Sam Simmons.

Robbie Praw, Just for Laughs’ director of English programming, was keen to stress the number of female comics taking part, saying: From Sarah Silverman to Amy Schumer, Joan Rivers to Kristin Schaal and Tig Notaro, this year’s lineup features the hottest and most relevant voices in comedy today — they just happen to be female.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow from the JFL website

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Published: 24 May 2013

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2001

Adam Bloom: And God Created Adam

Edinburgh Fringe 2004

Adam Bloom: Entertaining The Thought

Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Adam Bloom: Look At Me, Anybody

Misc live shows

Latitude 2008


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