#2 Roast Battler in the UK
New Comedian of the Year Finalist 2016
Bronze Musical Comedy Awards 2015
Golden Jesters 2nd Place Finalist 2015
‘AAA Stand-up’ 2018 – Pleasance Courtyard (Headliner) –
Edinburgh Fringe SELL OUT RUN!!
Best Jokes from Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Mirror
The Best of 2018’s Quick-Fire One-Liners – Daily Record
Winner of Beat the Frog at The Frog and Bucket Manchester Feb 2016
Beat the Gong at The Comedy Store Manchester Feb 2016 + April 2016
Beat the Gong at The Comedy Store London September 2015
“…His masterful, self-deprecating, and droll tone brought tears of laughter…” (The Church Times)
“…an elegant figure, about 9ft tall and two inches wide with a dinky guitar and an un-flashy confidence” (Chortle)
“Distinctive stuff…” (Bruce Dessau – Beyond the Joke)
“That was fucking brilliant, weird but I loved it.” – Jack Abela
“Great timing” – Phil Kay
“The future of British comedy” – Sofie Hagen
”So funny, great whacky alternative style” – Philip Carl Kostelecky
Full reviews:Peter sites his debut Edinburgh Fringe Show ‘Crying by a Bench‘ (2014) as a critical success. The show was performed outdoors and consisted of some Stand-up comedy and some crying, but importantly (says Peter) it was always by a bench.
Peter Bazely cut an elegant figure, about 9ft tall and two inches wide with a dinky guitar and a unflashy confidence, trying to win himself a girlfriend with some whole-audience participation. His short songs were properly musical and not the sort of ditty that could be easily learned in a day, like so many so-called musical comedians. His presence and composure on stage should take him far, as he had instant authority with the audience.
review by Julia Chamberlain for Chortle – December 2016
Peter Bazely’s comedy set, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, was incredibly dry, which was much needed, after heavy rain. This 20-minute set was described as “not so much comedy, more a cry for help”. Bazely Mixed songs, poems, jokes, and a comic twist on evangelism. His masterful, self-deprecating, and droll tone brought tears of laughter to those in the Canopy Stage.
The Church Times
Greenbelt Festival 2015
‘Everything was going wrong and I started to think maybe thats how its meant to be,
like a show where everything that can go wrong will go wrong, although the breakdown
he (Peter Bazely) was having seemed real.’
– Audience member at the Peter Bazely Fat after Xmas Show 2016
“The excitement dipped a little when dour Peter Bazely walked on, fringe in his eyes and head down. Bazely had a hint of Joe Wilkinson about him, but was less of a social misfit. Despite being very lo-fi he interacted well with the audience and had a winning unexpected Jehovah’s Witness gag lurking in the middle of his set. Distinctive stuff which earned him joint third place.”
Bruce Dessau – Beyond the Joke
Judging the 2015 Musical Comedy Awards Final
Loved Peter so much at Greenbelt festival 2017, he had me in tears of laughter within seconds. I was initially disappointed that he was with friends as I was hoping for a whole show. But I soon realised that only having short bursts of Peter was a blessing, if he had been on stage all the time the pain of laughing so much would have left me in unimaginable pain around the rib cage!!!
Tim Wheeler August 2017