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Britain's Got Talent runner-up to play Bishop's Stortford comedy club

Robert White, the musical comedian who was runner-up in last year's Britain's Got Talent, is to perform in Bishop's Stortford in June.

The one-time primary school music teacher, who finished second to comedian Lost Voice Guy in 2018's BGT, will be appearing at Paddy Lennox's Laughing Bishops Comedy Club on Saturday June 22.

White, who is known for his chaotic performance style and improvised musical skills, has been working the stand-up comedy scene for 15 years.

He found early success as a finalist in the prestigious Hackney Empire competition in 2006. He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe every year since 2010, when he won the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.

As a result of his success on the UK's biggest TV talent show, he is now a sought after act who regularly performs in comedy clubs, theatres and festivals around the country and abroad.

Hailing from Horsham in West Sussex, White is gay, dyslexic and has Asperger syndrome. He once spent three months in Wandsworth Prison on imitation firearm charges after a prank went wrong.

The Laughing Bishops Comedy Club is held monthly at the United Reformed Church hall in Water Lane. It features three acts from the London Comedy Store, compered by club founder and Stortford resident Paddy Lennox, as well as a cash bar and pop-up curry stall.

Tickets for the June 22 gig, which will also feature Eleanor Tiernan and Roger Monkhouse, are available here. The gig starts at 8.30pm (doors open 7.30pm) and is for over-16s only.

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