Musical Comedy Duo
Flo & Joan are the multi-award winning British musical comedy duo, and sisters, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.
The piano/percussion pair have headlined and played to sold-out audiences across North America and the UK and they have won awards and selections including Chortle’s Best Music and Variety Act 2018, Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best Musical Act 2018, Montreal Sketchfest Best of the Fest Selection 2017 and Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival’s Now Magazine Audience Choice Award and Best of the Fest Selection 2017. They will be making their JFL Montreal Festival debut in 2019 as part of the prestigious Brit(ish) lineup.
Their third Edinburgh show, Alive on Stage, completely sold-out its run at the Festival and five extra shows were added to keep up with demand. . It subsequently went on national tour through 2019 including two run at London’s Soho Theatre, followed by a run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Previously, their debut show Victory Flaps was announced as one of the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards. The show has since been released as an album available on Spotify and iTunes. Their 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers completely sold out in advance and received a raft of positive reviews. The show has since had two runs at London’s Soho Festival, was performed at Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and has also been released as an album on Spotify and iTunes.
The pair also run their own monthly residency at London’s Brasserie Zedel where they debut their latest material and are joined by special guests.
Flo & Joan had a viral hit with their 2016 Song, which to date has received 47 million views across social media. They have appeared Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Canadian television comedy programme This Hour Has 22 Minutes and on BBC Radio 4’s Fresh From the Fringe and The Now Show as well as recording four songs for CBC Digital in Canada.
Independently, Nicola and Rosie trained in sketch and improv with the iO, Second City and Bad Dog Comedy Theatres in Chicago and Toronto, where Nicola was a musical director at the Second City Toronto’s Training Centre and Rosie was a member of their inaugural House Company. They have contributed material to BBC Radio 4Xtra’s Newsjack, been featured on Funny or Die, Comedy Central and the AV Club, and appeared in the JFL Eat My Shorts Finalist and Canadian Comedy Award Nominated short, Got Your Nose (Trophy Husbands).
It was a storming night. They worked brilliantly with Sir Lenny Henry the host of the evening. Their song about 100 years of television and Radio Times, was champagne snortingly funny. They held a huge room of hundreds of cynical TV executives and celebrities. And all the talk in the room after the presentations was of their incredibly sharp and funny comedy, that had people in stitches. The musical introductions, varied from absurdly silly to very knowing and hilarious. It was a truly memorable night and the part that Flo & Joan played in making it possibly the best Radio Time’s cover’s party ever was ‘priceless’ in both senses of that word…
Shem Law & Tom Loxley, Editors of Radio Times
“Oh my Lord, Flo & Joan had us rolling in the aisles. They were superb and very, very lovely too. Please pass on all our thanks to them!”
Google Executive Event
"The client was very happy with everything and the CEO said she had jaw ache by the end of it so that’s a good sign!"
Severn Trent Virtual Comedy Night
“Rosie and Nicola went down a storm yesterday. They are very talented as well as being lovely people, they truly deserve the success which will surely come their way.”
“Rosie and Nicola were absolutely brilliant. They had everyone laughing and I’ve had loads of messages from guests saying how much they loved Flo and Joan.”
“These intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next.”