"Chelsea Birkby talked skillfully, my jaw soon aching with laughter" "Talked Frankly about mental illness" 4* Oxford Times.
"really good lines...a very promising act" Notts Comedy Review
Leicester Square New Act of the Year
"Ploughed on gamely"
Beyond The Joke
“A surprise hit was Chelsea Birkby, whose innocent appearance and nervous demeanour belied an hilarious set peppered with cheeky adult humour.”, Oxford Mail
So You Think You're Funny Grand Finalist 2018
Bath New Act Runner Up 2019
"One to watch"
Currently Semi-finalist Komedia New Act
"good gags...seemed to tickle herself"
"Chelsea Birkby talks clubbing, The British Kiss and being bi-polar...watchable, personal" The Scotsman
"...The best moments of the night were when the comics moved us into more unexpected topics. From this perspective Chelsea Birkby absolutely deserved her slot as headline act, with an effortless set that covered the philosophy of existentialism and the comparative wisdoms of Jean-Paul Sartre and Kim Kardashian West" Oxford Opening Night
"She's a natural mc...a cute puppy's worth of cleverness and class. I guarantee anyone at the fringe will enjoy" ****
"a rising star"
"Chelsea had the crowd roaring...with a stunnning performance" Ox in a Box
Chelsea has performed at pro nights and weekends at top clubs (The Stand, Comic Boom Komedia Brighton, Backyard) as well as at The Playhouse with James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble and more at Oxfordshire Mind’s Comedy Gala (18, 19, 20) and the prestigious Oxford Comedy Debate. Chelsea is a regular opener for nights across South West and Midlands and regular MC for award-winning Jericho Comedy. Specialist gigs such as Mental Illness themed nights, Stand up Philosophy, Stand up Literature, Alternative Book Club and LGBTQ+ nights. She is a go-to act for booking thoughtful nights about mental health as well as more academic topics. Having only started on April Fools Day 2017, Chelsea has since done several hundred gigs and taken two shows to the Edinburgh Fringe: Odd Two Out with Matt Hobs and Bad Boys with Jamie D’Souza with packed out rooms and a 4 star review. She is working on her debut hour ‘Sexistentialism’, with WIP coming to you.
As heard on:
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio Oxford
Regular: BBC Oxford The Laugh Lounge
Union Jack FMs One Night Stand