Sam Gore

“A Class Act Indeed” - Chortle

Brief Description 

A confident and original young act with a brilliant command of language, Sam’s been wowing crowds and rapidly climbing the comedy ladder since his debut four years ago. Having cemented his position as one of the best new performers on the circuit with no less than five New Act of the Year titles, he’s gone on to impress everywhere from weekend clubs to music festivals, biker rallies and theatres.


Sam started his stand-up career in 2007 and in that time has attracted more than a little attention, not least with him cleaning up and winning almost every new act competition in the country. At the Edinburgh Festival in 2010 he appeared in the double-header show A Calculated Risk as part of the Free Festival. In 2011 he’ll be returning to the Fringe as part of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off showcase, having won his way through to the final of that competition as well.

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2009 (Winner) 

Amused Moose Laugh-Off 2011 (Finalist)

English Comedian of the Year 2009 (Second Place)

Beat the Frog World Series 2008 (Winner)

Hull Comedian of the Year 2008 (Winner)

Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2008 (Winner)

Anything for Laffs New Act of the Year 2008 (Winner)

Sheffield First Laugh New Act of the Year 2008 (3rd Place)

Chortle Student Comedian of the Year 2009 Finalist

King Gong at the Comedy Store April 2009 (Winner)

Sam continues to progress as an act and does weekend or regular paid work for all the Frog & Buckets, The Stand, Baby Blue, Avalon, CKP, Off the Kerb, The Lancaster Comedy Club, Big Night Out, Peter Vincent at Ten Feet Tall, Toby Jones and Silky at Kill for a Seat to name a few. In 2011 he also begins regular paid work for the Highlight chain of clubs.

TV/Writing Credits 

FHM Stand-Up Hero  (October 2010, ITV4)

Russell Howard’s Good News (writer since August 2010, BBC3)

Chris Addison’s Show and Tell (writer since Spring 2011, E4)


“The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, i.e. very… a class act indeed.” Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Truly exceptional… confident, clever stuff.” Simon Moore, Giggle Beats

“Superbly crafted gags that showcase a vivid use of imagery and language… great wordplay, refreshing honesty and a wonderfully dark view of life.”Andrew Dipper, Giggle Beats

“Wicked and dry and magnificently funny.” Barbara Rossa, BSH Magazine