Winner of: Best Newcomer

Kelsey is one of the youngest professional comedians in the UK, who is currently based in Australia.
 In his short time on the comedy scene, he’s:
 - Supported Arj Barker on his 2022 Australian Tour 'Arj Barker: Comes Clean'
- Supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping FIVE UK Tours
- Supported Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour 
- Supported Abandoman on their 2017 UK Tour

He was also hand picked by Mary Tobin Presents to represent the UK in Australia in 2019, taking part in their ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ showcase shows at both the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The show received a ★★★★½ review in Adelaide saying “Kelsey is a pleasure to watch on stage… I look forward to seeing his career flourish”.
He was then asked back to once again perform in ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ in 2021, performing at the 600 seater Forum Theatre for 22 consecutive nights across the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, attracting rave reviews (★★★★ The Age, ★★★★ ArtsHub).
In 2022 he was once again asked to represent the UK in Mary Tobin's 'Best Of The Edinburgh Fest' showcase at the Adelaide Fringe - again, boasting glowing reviews including this ★★★★½ review from The Advertiser : "If dark, nihilistic humour is your thing, Kelsey De Almeida has got you covered. He’s the rare combination of bitterly outrageous and oddly endearing and definitely one to watch."

He’s someone that was spotted early on to be a rising star, after being asked to support Stephen K Amos on Tour just 11 months into starting stand up and also being selected by Bound & Gagged to take part in their showcase of new talent in the prestigious ‘AAA’ show in the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, only 18 months in. 
Kelsey hosts his own Podcast called ‘Anti Sceptic’ which was recently ranked at Number #6 in Australia on the Official Podcast Charts (Listen Here).
He’s a comedian with a completely unique and distinctive voice. Using his stand up to describe what life is like being a young Christian in the modern world – with plenty of laughs along the way!
Described by Julia Chamberlain as “Destined to be absolutely huge” 
 Slick, sharp and uproaringly honest. Catch him before Netflix comes calling.

“Best thing to happen out of Covid is keeping Kelsey in Australia. Already a regular here at the Lounge and a future star of comedy. You can put him on stage any night, at anytime in front of any crowd and he is gonna crush” – The Comic’s Lounge, Melbourne, Australia
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