Eric Rushton - Channel 4's New Comedian Award Winner
Eric Rushton is one of the biggest rising stars on the circuit and packed with his unique brand of low-status, argumentative comedy, is set to take the comedy world by storm!
Eric made his comedy debut back in 2014. Since then, he's been rubbing shoulders with the best newcomers in the comedy scene, leaving audiences thoroughly impressed with his intelligent, playful material, and endearing, self-deprecating stage persona.
In January 2020, Eric achieved a remarkable feat by winning the prestigious 'Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year' award. This is an award that has previously been bestowed upon comedy greats like Romesh Ranganathan, Jason Manford, and Jonny Vegas on their way to stardom. So, you can see why Eric's talent is shining bright!
But even before that major win, Eric had already been recognized as a finalist in the Chortle Student competition in 2016 and the So You Think You're Funny? competition in 2017. His comedic prowess has earned him a spot as a regular performer at the UK's biggest comedy clubs and festivals, where he continues to delight audiences with his wit and charm.
In 2023, Eric was awarded the Channel 4 Sean Lock Comedy Award, winning £5,000 as well as a script commission from the television channel.
Eric Rushton is definitely a rising star, and his journey in comedy has been nothing short of impressive. Keep an eye on this talented comedian as he continues to make his mark in the world of laughter and entertainment!
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