Abby Wambaugh

USA/Copenhagen

American comedian, writer and improviser Abby Wambaugh successfully made herself known on the UK comedy circuit by becoming a finalist in the 2021 Funny Women Stage Awards. She was an Autumn 2021 Resident of St. Nells Humor Writing Residency (run by New Yorker cartoonist and comedian Emily Flake), and won the 2020 and 2022 Nordvest Improv Festival Maestro competitions. 

Abby’s appearances include BBC’s The Art’s Hour International Comedy Show, BBC’s Comedians Vs. The News, Only Fans LMAOF comedy show, One Bad Mother. Performances include Paddy Power Comedy Festival at Iveagh Gardens and tour support for Sofie Hagen. She was shortlisted for the 2022 BBC New Comedy Awards and was successfully chosen for the Pleasance comedy reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2023.  

Abby regularly hosts and performs in comedy shows in Copenhagen and the UK. She has also created and co-hosts the up-and-coming podcast, Help Hole alongside Sofie Hagen and co-hosts one of the top podcasts about life in Denmark, Coping in Copenhagen . 

Abby has a BA in Humour and Social Change. Her comedy explores gender, parenting, the parts of speech, the personalities of furniture, hummus, loss and includes repeating verbatim a lot of things her mom has said. 

“Enjoyably dry sense of humour, reminiscent of Hannah Gadsby or Tig Notaro. Tackles what could be a thorny, complex subject with grace, underplayed charm and some great jokes.” (Steve Bennett, Chortle)

 

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