Ada Campe

Ada Campe made me laugh more than anyone on the circuit for years. Genius.– Sandi Toksvig

As the alter-ego to comedian and researcher Naomi Paxton, Ada Campe has entered into the new year with a nomination for Best Variety Act at the Chortle Awards 2019. She is also the reigning winner of both the New Act of the Year at the NATYS, and the Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian of the Year.

Campe’s performances are true variety at it’s best, rife with the absurd and the outlandish, mystery and intrigue and unabashed, pure comedy.

Many magicians have been vexed by how to bring their art form into the 21st Century. Well, the devilishly eccentric Ada Campe has no truck with that, instead presenting her tricks with the aesthetic of a divinely dotty variety artiste – always with that final ‘e’ – from the middle of last century, with an affectedly plummy voice and Rs that roll forever.