Tamar Broadbent is a comedian and award-winning songwriter. Her song 'Patrick' was recently featured on BBC Radio 4's 'Fresh From the Fringe', a showcase of new and exciting comedy acts from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Tamar performed her debut comedy show, ALMOST EPIC, at the Underbelly, Edinburgh in 2013. This was followed by a sell-out run at The Leicester Square Theatre in November. Her second show, ALL BY MY SELFIE, is a musical comedy about shame, self-loathing and gin. It previewed in London, Brighton and Lithuania, before having a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. Her 2016 Edinburgh show, GET UGLY won several 5 star reviews and critical acclaim.
A classical and jazz pianist with DipABRSM, Tamar began her career in composing at the age of 12, and her first song ‘Lucy’ received an honorary mention in the UK Songwriting Contest (2004). In 2006 she recorded an album with Rococo Music Ltd, and gigged regularly around Surrey and South London in her teenage years.
At Bristol University, where she studied English, Tamar wrote and directed her first musical PIERCED. '17 Drafts', the signature song of this ‘exceptional emerging musical’, won Runner-Up Prize and received a Special Commendation in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Award 2013. Tamar went on to win the Award in May 2104 with two of her comedy songs. The judges were George Stiles, Anthony Drewe, Andrew Lippa and Scott Alan.
Television credits include Zoe in Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC 2013), Bill and Doctors. Recent gigs include the Comedy Cafe, Komedia Brighton, London Zoo Lates, Finger in the Pie Cabaret (Madame Jojos) and the London Cabaret Awards.
Tamar gigs regularly as a musical comedian, and is often seen transporting a keyboard across London that is twice the size of her own body.
"Talented, bright and funny. I predict a great future" Michael Palin.
“Lightning fast comedic strokes, side-splitting timing, and an impressive set of pipes” ***** Broadway Baby.
“Tamar has something innate to good comedians; the ability to pull the sublimely funny from the ridiculously mundane" FringeReview.
“Incongruously naughty and brilliantly conceived” Funny Women
“If this performer doesn’t make it to the very top, there’s something very wrong with the world'” Musical Theatre Review.