Brixton resident is comedy finalist

Written by on July 6, 2016 in Brixton People, What's On - Comments Off on Brixton resident is comedy finalist

Arielle SoumaArielle Souma, a Brixton resident for 19 years, is a finalist in the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2016 competition. She beat more than 160 new London acts during the past year to make the final.

A performer since April 2014 and a ticket office clerk by day, Arielle says her act is “punchy, blunt, accessible, empowering and with attitude”.

“I always loved performing although I didn’t have much opportunity to do it in my youngest years,” she says. “When I changed job and my boy became more independent, I had so much time in my hands that I realised it was my time to do what I want and not just be a mum and a provider.

“My best friend pushed me to do stand up and advised me to try a course and see if I like it. I loved it! I write and direct myself – great freedom.”

The final takes place on Wednesday 20 July at Charterhouse Bar, Smithfield: tickets here.

Comedy Knights represent and manage UK comedians. You can see a longer interview with Arielle on their blog.

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