Jollyboat are a musical comedy duo whose high energy act is engineered to get comedy clubs and festivals roaring. Their fast-paced lyrics are packed with laughs, and there's always something visual to see. Their fan base grows with every gig.
The duo are winners of several comedy competitions, including Laughterhouse New Act of the Year, the Best of Rawhide Raw and the Hot Water New Act of the Year.
In 2010 Jollyboat performed their debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, to a consistently full house on 20 dates. In the final show, the audience filled the aisles, standing and sitting in every available space.
In 2011 Jollyboat won the Musical Comedy Awards, and their Edinburgh Fringe show received 5 star reviews, recommended by The Independent as one of the best acts on the Free Fringe.
In 2012, Jollyboat headlined the comedy tent at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim festival in Spain, as well as the British Hop Farm Festival and Kendal Calling Festival. Their Edinburgh Fringe show received a another 5-star review from fringe newspaper Three Weeks.
2013 saw Jollyboat on the lineup of Glastonbury, on the Bread and Roses stage, and at T in the Park in the Cabaret Tent.
They have been returning to Edinburgh every year, playing to packed rooms, receiving awards, and living up to their title of The Rock Stars of Comedy.
"You know that a comedy show is brilliant when the time just seems to fly by and you leave hungry for more... tightly written lyrics, a variety of musical styles to keep the show fresh, and a likeable and enthusiastic on-stage presence." — British Comedy Guide
"These boys are clever, know their audience, and have charisma and likeability in, well, boatloads. Fringe Review