Lucy Beaumont (comedian)

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Lucy Beaumont
Born1983 (age 34–35)
Hull, England
Subject(s)Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Northern England
Spouse
Jon Richardson (m. 2015)
Children1

Lucy Beaumont (born 1983) is a British stand-up comedian from Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. Her act is based largely on stereotypes about Hull and the wider Northern England region[citation needed]. She won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award in 2012 and was a finalist on So You Think You're Funny in 2011.

Early life[edit]

Beaumont grew up in the Spring Bank area of Hull and later lived in the village of Hessle, near Hull with her mother, playwright Gill Adams.[citation needed] She once worked at the meat counter of Asda in Hessle Road, West Hull. She attended Wyke 6th form college.

Although she had a brief acting career,[1] she switched to comedy in an attempt to conquer stage fright in preparation for an acting career[2] and was inspired by her sitcom-like life in Hull. Her first gig was for the 2011 So You Think You're Funny competition,[3] for which she would later become a finalist.[4]

Career[edit]

Beaumont has appeared, among others, on BBC Three's Live at the Electric and on Dave's Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

In 2014 Beaumont presented her show We Can Twerk It Out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[5]

Beaumont's radio show To Hull and Back received a pilot on BBC Radio 2 in 2014 and a full series was ordered. It was broadcast in 2015 on BBC Radio 4[6] and was renewed for a second series. It was also played on BBC Radio Humberside later that year.[7]

She won an award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her show and appeared on BBC Three's Live at the Electric. She is known for her observational comedy about her home city of Kingston upon Hull including the local dialect and food like patties and chip spice. In 2015 she starred in and co-wrote the BBC Radio 4 comedy To Hull and Back starring fellow Hull actor Maureen Lipman, she also wrote an article in The Guardian about Hull as it prepared to be UK City of Culture.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Beaumont married comedian Jon Richardson in April 2015.[9][10] Their first child, a daughter called Elsie, was born in September 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How we met: Roland Gift & Lucy Beaumont". The Independent. 30 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Hull comedian Lucy Beaumont reveals fiance Jon Richardson proposed to her with butter dish". Hull Daily Mail. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio New Comedy Award - Lucy Beaumont". BBC Radio 2.
  4. ^ "Finalists & Runners up". So You Think You're Funny?. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk It Out". Edinburgh Festival List. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ BBC Radio 4 - To Hull and Back at BBC Programmes
  7. ^ "To Hull And Back... and back". Chortle. 17 December 2015.
  8. ^ Coldwell, Will (16 January 2015). "Comedian Lucy Beaumont on Hull". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Elis James and John Robins XFM Podcast, Episode 63". XFM. 25 April 2015.
  10. ^ Fletcher, Harry (16 September 2014). "Jon Richardson engaged to fellow comedian Lucy Beaumont". DigitalSpy.

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