One to watch: Pierre Novellie

Read our comedy profile of Pierre Novellie and see him live

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Who? A smart, beardy, 23-year-old comic and former Cambridge Footlighter who’s currently preparing for his debut Edinburgh Fringe run.

What? Born in South Africa, raised on the Isle of Man… there’s plenty of comedy gold to mine there. Plus, he studied Anglo, Norse and Celtic at university: don’t be surprised to hear jokes about early medieval Welsh law and the like.

Why? Novellie won the 2013 Amused Moose Laugh-Off award, which has a strong hit-rate: Jack Whitehall and Sarah Millican are both previous winners.

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