★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Razor-sharp wit and humour delivered with real heart and flawless accents.

Sketch shows may not be television's cup of tea at the moment, but on the live circuit acts like Birthday Girls, Giants and Britney are proving that audiences still love them and that there's a large pool of young comedians ready-and-waiting to deliver broadcasters great sketch shows when they eventually start wanting them again.

As someone who loves, admires and soaks up as much live comedy as I can, I’m ashamed to say that it took Charly Clive to appear in Channel 4’s excellent series Pure for me to become aware of Britney.