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Hazel Humphreys

Hazel Humphreys is a short, bubbly Scouse female comedian who has been chipping away at the comedy circuit since 2003. Described variously as “The new Princess of Smut” (promoter, Blush Bar 2005), “A whole lot of fun in a small, but perfectly formed, package!” (Tony Cowards 2005) and “ikky” (Chortle 2005), Hazel is known for occasionally cheeky observational material, but can tailor her act for family audiences (not just Manson family audiences). She is now resident MC at Wivenhoe Funny Farm (taking over from the now famous joke tweeter Tony Cowards).  Hazel is also available for acting, writing & film crew jobs and is a prolific comedy & spoken word promoter.

Stand-Up Comedy (from 2003)
"A cute bundle of sugar-coated vitriol " - Promoter - Aardvark Comedy Club, London, 2004
"Very funny, some wicked lines and a lot of personality." - Promoter - The Comedy Box, London, 2004
“Hazel has huge potential, she has some cracking lines..very well written stuff.”  Karen Bayley, 2004
“Competently delivered.. a few enjoyed her greatly” – Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2005
“Vivacious stand-up comedian.. some fantastic material..inspired piece of comedy that delighted the audience. Excellent.”  - Inside Comedy Review, 2006
“Your compering is very good with some lovely bits and a sparky presence.” – Charmian Hughes, 2011

2003-2005: Regular support act, Essex Uni Comedy Club
2003-2005: Support/MC Coggeshall Comedy Club
2005-2009: Support act, Wivenhoe Funny Farm
2010-present: Resident MC, Wivenhoe Funny Farm

Shows/Venues include:
2003: Stand-Up 150 (Charity Record Breaking Comedy Night), Manchester
2006: “Queens of Mean” – Manchester Comedy Festival
2006: Breast Cancer Charity Night - Brickwall Comedy, Liverpool
2010: Colchester Free Festival Comedy @ The Minories (MC), September 2010
Comedy Store (London, Manchester), Jongleurs (Manchester), XS Mallarkey, Comedy Balloon (Manchester), Brickwall Comedy, Laughterhouse (Liverpool), The Stand (Edinburgh, Glasgow), Comedy Café, 99 Club, Comedians Graveyard, Bath House, Aardvark, Queens Head, Grin Reaper, Pear Shaped, (London), Mirth Control (Various), Spa-Tickles, Funhouse (Nottingham, Derby), Slackspace (Colchester) – amongst others

Competitions
2004 – Winner, Liverpool Heat. NW Regional Finalist Jongleurs J20 competition
2004 - Twice runner up in the Comedy Café New Acts Competition.
2004 – Winner: Heat. Finalist “Get Ribbed 2004” competition, Ribbed Comedy Club, Crewe.
2004 – Winner: Heat. Laughing Horse New Acts Competition, London

Broadcast:
2005 – Nationwide Advertising Campaign, Virgin Radio. Writer & Performer
2007 – Dave Monk Show, BBC Radio Essex. Guest. Taught Dave how to tell jokes in preparation for a performance raising money for Children in Need.
2007 ongoing – Various Interviews about comedy with BBC Radio Essex
2006 – The Weakest Link (won, aired March 17th 2006)
2010 – Mastermind (3rd place in heat shown October 29th 2010 – specialist subject Richard Pryor!)

2012 - Mastermind (2nd place in heat first broadcast September 2012, Specialist subject Dave Allen)
2014 - Mastermind Semi-finalist(Won heat first broadcast September 2014, Specialist subject Les Dawson)

Acting (from 2003)
 “A delight.. strong stage presence and a good singing voice” – Adjudicator (Wivenhoe Panto). 2011
“Jack (Hazel Humphreys) had incredible stage presence and a strong voice” – Wivenhoe News February 2011
2003 – Macbeth, Mercury Theatre, Colchester (Malcolm, Fleance)
2005 – The Universal Language of The Animals, Etcetera Theatre, Camden (Duck, Robot, Egg)
2010 – OzTralia, Short Film (Nicole Skidmark)
2010 – Ted & Sylvia at Home, Short Film (Sylvia Plath)
2011 – Jack & The Beanstalk, Wivenhoe Panto Group (Jack, principal boy)

2012 - Robin Hood, Wivenhoe Panto Group (Mutch the Miller's son. Also wrote panto)
2013 - The Merry Wives of Windsor, Wivenhoe Open Air Shakespeare (The hostess of the Garter Inn, "rambunctious fun" - WIvenhoe Chronicle)
2014 - King John, Wivenhoe Open Air Shakespeare (Constance, "An emotional performance" - Wivenhoe Chronicle, "Surpassed all grief" - Wivenhoe News
2015 - Little Red Riding Hood, Wivenhoe Panto Group (Grandmother, "Another fun surprise was Grandmother; a racey pacey bent old lady who shot across the stage on a tiny scooter and definitely ruled the roost" - Wivenhoe News, "Hazel Humphreys was an excellent granny, making a dramatic entrance on her 'mobility scooter'; wobbling and finally dancing with her stick and delighting in her rediscovery of the joys of life." - Wivenhoe Chronicle, "Hazel Humphreys was bubbly and comical as Red's rebellious grandparent and ensured she made an impression every time she appeared. Her first entrance was certainly memorable!" -North Essex Theatre Guild Adjudicator)
2015 - Dad's Army, Shane Diggins Productions, Headgate Theatre Colchester, (Ivy Samways)

Other:
Comedy Courses/Workshops

2004-2006 Student Workshops, Essex University
2007-2009: Freelance classes run from home.
2008: Taught elective course on comedy writing & performance to students at Colne Community College, Brightlingsea
2009: Courses at The Greyhound, Wivenhoe
2010: Workshops at Minories, Colchester

2012 onwards Get Up Stand Up 6 week courses via www.wivenhoefunnyfarm.co.uk
2013 Summer School Magdalen College Cambridge
2013 onwards - comedy workshops at Colchester Comedy Festival and Wiv Words Festival

Event Management/Promotion
2003-2005: Essex Uni Comedy Club
2005-ongoing: Funny Farm Comedy Clubs, Colchester
2005 – ongoing, booking for corporate and private events at various venues including Essex University, Kersey Mill, Weddings & work parties in Essex and Suffolk.
2002-2009: Wivenhoe May Fair (including Spoken Word tent from 2007)
2009 – ongoing: Magpie Rally – Mersea/Witham – Comedy Stage
2009- ongoing: Liberty Festival, Trafalgar Square – Spoken Word Zone)
2010 – ongoing: comedy at Slackspace
2008-ongoing: North Essex New Comedian of The Year (renamed Colchester New Comedian of The Year 2010)

2009-2013 Events (including spoken word tent) as part of Colchester Free Festival
2013 Wiv Words comedy events and workshop
2013 onwards Colchester Comedy Festival board