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Birds Awarded Runners-Up at Sketch Off! 2019

Birds have been awarded runners-up at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2019 competition.

The sketch group, who also reached the final stages of the competition last year, went one step further this year by placing in the top three acts. Almost 80 sketch groups and character comedians from across the UK took part in the competition, which kicked off with a series of heats and then four semi-finals at London’s Museum of Comedy.

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The final of the competition was held at the 400-seater main auditorium of the Leicester Square Theatre. 10 of the country’s best up-and-coming acts strutted their stuff on stage, and after a fun-filled night, Birds were placed third.

You can find reviews of the night’s events by Steve Bennett on Chortle and Bruce Dessau on Beyond the Joke.

Birds can next be seen at a number of sketch comedy nights across London - including Sketchy Ladies in March and Belly Laughs in May - before heading to the Brighton Fringe to perform brand new one-hour show “Pluck”.

Tickets for the show, which runs from 3rd-4th and 29th-31st May, are available on the Brighton Fringe website.

Birds set to debut at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May

Official Brighton Fringe poster for Birds.

Official Brighton Fringe poster for Birds.

Following the sketch group's run to the final of the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off!, Birds are now preparing to spread their wings and perform their debut hour-long show at this year's Brighton Fringe.

With a six-night run booked between 5th and 10th May 2018 at Junkyard Dogs (Fringe 'Best Venue' Award Winner 2017), audiences should expect a shower of sharp, snappy and surreal sketches... and quite a bit of childish on-stage bickering in between.

The full list of Brighton Fringe dates are as follows:

  • 5 May 2018 (6.30pm)
  • 6 May 2018 (2pm)
  • 7 May 2018 (8.15pm)
  • 8 May 2018 (6.45pm)
  • 9 May 2018 (9.30pm)
  • 10 May 2018 (6.45pm)

Birds is performed by Amy Spinks and Leila Nashef and is written and directed by Will Noble and Joe Reaney. You can find out more about Birds here.

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