There is a buzz amongst comedy lovers at the Fringe this year and it is all because of newcomer Aisling Bea. Aisling is the first woman in twenty years to win the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ award- previous champions of this stand-up showcase include Dylan Moran, David O’Doherty and Peter Kay. These three men have all gone on to achieve great success and I feel the story will be the same for Miss Bea.
This year the much-anticipated Bea is back on the block with her debut one woman stand-up show C’est La Bea. The show is autobiographical, with Aisling sharing silly stories about life growing up in the country in Ireland and the influence of her professional jockey mum. However, Aisling is no one trick pony herself. She is a trained actor, writer and knows how to break it down to an R&B track. There’s not much that this lady can’t do and if you’re lucky you might just witness a special talent or two in this fantastic jam-packed one-hour show.
You will instantly fall in love with Aisling. It’s hard not to with her astounding stage presence. Ireland is our friend in Eurovision, and as a new London resident Aisling shares how alienated she is by the English’s crass behaviour. The predominantly British audience were shaking with laughter at her witty observations. She knows how to push people’s funny buttons and having already appeared in several TV shows it is clear that Aisling Bea may well be the next big thing in comedy. She is truly un-bea-lievable.