Sam Nicoresti

About Sam

Sam Nicoresti is a writer, performer and award winning comedian from Birmingham.

He is known for his blending of stand-up, surreal theatre, film and music to create one-person shows that explore consciousness, identity, and cosmic horror.

His first show 'Bedtime' was a midnight cult-hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. In 2019 he followed it up with 'UFO', a show about trans-dimensional loneliness which transferred to The Soho Theatre in 2021. In December of that year he was crowned Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year.

Along with ‘friend’ Tom Burgess he is one half of far-brow comedy dyad 'Sam and Tom', who were Sketch Off! Finalists 2018.

He is also an indispensable member of the Weirdos comedy group, and cult comedy anti-competition The Glang Show.

He is currently developing a radio adaptation of his Soho Theatre show, a podcast on gardening, and a new live work.

He lives in North London and is also a film-maker, musician and friend to cats.

“A stylish, idiosyncratic solo stand-up with a vivid imagination… a fluidity to his delivery

and, dare I say it, even a touch of the young Daniel Kitson about him.” - Bruce

Dessau, Beyond the Joke

“Fizzing with ideas and great jokes, with a unique angle on every topic he tackled” -

Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Delightfully unusual… fast establishing a stellar reputation” - Stu Black, The Skinny

“Joyful, wonderful fun” - The Guardian

“Nicoresti is an auteur”. - Si Hawkins, Fest