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About Fran Kissling

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"Strong, original gags", Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Very clever and very funny”, The Bath Echo

"All in all Fran Kissling is a rare gem in the comedy world, whose out of the box thinking has earned her material and performances that you won’t easily forget", Stella Wright, Comedy Blogger

"She used audience participation in a way that was second to none", Voice Magazine​

"Her material is wonderfully subversive" The Reviews Hub

Unique, aburd character comedy. 


3rd Place - Komedia New Comedy Award 2020
Finalist - Bath Comedy Festival New Act Competition 2019

Finalist - Get-Up Stand-Up 2019 

Finalist - Brighton Grin 2021
Finalist - Comedy Launchpad 2019

Finalist - Comedy Virgins Summer Competition 2019
Semifinalist - So You Think You're Funny 2018

Semifinalist - Komedia New Comedy Award 2019
Semifinalist - Max Turner Prize 2019
Winner - Quantum Leopard Comedy Competition July 2018

-Fran has done over 300 stand-up shows in Angel Comedy (pro night), the Brighton Komedia (main hall), ACMS, The Camden Comedy Club, Comedy Cottage, Good Ship Comedy,  The Standup Club,  Comedy at the Alverbank, The Troy Club, Heckle & Squelch Comedy, Comedy at the Con, The Phoenix, Private Functions, etc. This includes regular paid work for a number of promoters. The shows took place throughout the UK as well as in Europe in a variety of spots from opening to headlining. 

-Brighton Fringe Shows 2018: Dick Branson's Welth Seminar and Cards Against Humanity, The Shame Show (Sold Out Run).

-Brighton Fringe Show 2019: Cards Against Humanity, The Shame Show (Sold Out Run with extra dates added).

-Guest appearances on Here's Johnny - Radio Reverb 


-Eagle Kill(2020): Ursula


-Latest TV: Interview

Panel Shows

-Funny for a Woman: discussion on women in comedy

-Pilot for TV Game Show(team captain)


-Internal voiceovers for multiple blue-chip companies

- Podcast Cast Member for We Don't Have Cookies

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Courses Attended

Stand-up Comedy
-Jill Edwards Standup for Beginners
-Jill Edwards Advanced Standup
-Barry Ferns MCing
-John Gordillo Comedy Writing

Improvised Comedy

-Regular shows as part of two improvised comedy troops: The Existential Pants and The Twitnits
-Maydays Brighton Improvised Comedy for Beginners
-Maydays Brighton Shortform for Performance
-Maydays Brighton 2 day Musical Improv Workshop
-Maydays Brighton Longform for Beginners
-Maydays Brighton Longform for Performance
-Maydays Brighton Advanced Musical Longform 

Clown and Comedy Workshop - Mick Barnfather
Clowning Workshops with John Davison

Clowning and Music - Spymonkey

-Acting School Bern three month course
-ACT Brighton two week course

About Fran Kissling: Bio
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