Adele Cliff

Adele is the reigning/pundisputed UK Pun Champion (2020), the first woman to win the title and she is the only person to be named amongst Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). An accomplished joke writer Adele has also featured in best jokes lists in The Telegraph, The Evening Standard, The Irish Times, The i Newspaper and The Metro as well as being nominated for Leicestershire’s Favourite Joke in 2019, and contributing to the Leicester Comedy Festival’s All Puns Blazing Joke book.

Adele has performed stand up shows at the last 5 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Her most recent show Undershare (2019) was at iconic fringe venue the Tron and sold out throughout it’s run, this followed her sellout, debut hour Sheep (2018). As well as stand up Adele has performed improv with improv legend Tony Slattery’s improv chums and been a regular at Edinburgh based panel shows including Battle of the Superheroes, Questing Time, The Video Game Gameshow and Roast Battle. 

 Adele has provided tour support for Milton Jones and twice been names one of Funny Women’s One’s to Watch. She has gigged internationally in Australia, at the Adelaide Fringe 2020, and in the USA at clubs in Chicago and New York, including The Laugh Factory, Zainies, The New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and The Second City where she also trained in improv and sketch writing.

 Adele has been heard on BBC Radio 4 extra and BBC Radio 5 Live and performed live on the BBC Edinburgh Fringe main stage, as well as guesting in podcasts including Mystery on the Rocks and BBC Knock Knock. Her writing credits include BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and Newsjack.

Adele has a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021, where she added new dates twice. She featured in a documentary from Dave on Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year which you can watch here. She had two jokes in The Telegraph's best '50 jokes of the fringe from the last 10 years' list. This year she is doing Nottingham Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Vaults Festival


'Absolutely charming... a skilled performer, with a real presence and confidence' (The Scotsman)  

'No doubt she's a nifty writer' (Chortle) 

’Adele has a talent for writing in a pure joke form’ (Funny Women)