Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2021
Chloe Petts: Transcience (Work in Progress): Museum of Comedy, London, 2021
Ed Gamble: Electric (support): The Sands Centre, Carlisle, 2022
Chloe Petts: Transience: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2022
Edinburgh All Stars: Underbelly, George Square, Edinburgh, 2022
Comedian Chloe Petts was the first act at an Always Be Comedy showcase in September 2019. Wearing a bobble hat, glasses, and a constant grin, she strolled onto the stage and the extremely confident and honest comic discussed her sexuality and the issue why she was constantly mistaken for a man. There was a lot of very funny material in her set and her crowd work was very impressive. She proved to be a big hit.
Petts played Always Be Comedy Online in April 2021. She was lively and extremely funny talking about her lockdown experience and had brilliant interactions with the audience. She was naturally funny and entertained the lively online crowd.
I saw Petts again play a full hour of work-progress material for her solo show Transience at The Museum of Comedy as part of the Camden Fringe in August 2021. The show focussed on the incapability to enjoy anything because of an approaching awareness of disaster. A tough subject to talk about but tackled with such endearing warmth that the audience could not fail to enjoy the comedian and the show. Covering relevant subjects including being the man she always wanted to be, televised sport and unbearable snoring, the crowd easily related to the comedian which made watching her all the funnier. Before the show, she recognised me in the bar and said hello. I introduced my two mates and when she began her set, we became part of the show and were included in the darts routine. Petts was an exceptionally confident performer effortlessly interacting with the audience and delivering sharp and extremely funny stories. Her delivery was perfect, and she was born to be a comedian.
It was a delight to see her supporting Ed Gamble on his tour Electric at The Sands Centre, Carlisle in April 2022. Brilliant with an audience, she delivered wonderful routines and stories to warm the audience up for the main act.
In August 2022, I watched Petts perform her brilliant solo Transience, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe and the comedian was also a guest for the Edinburgh Comedy Allstars delivering a ten-minute set. On both occasions, her confidence, quick-wittedness, and control of an audience knew no bounds and she was absolutely hilarious.
Petts is highly recommended, and I look forward to seeing again soon.