Two students from the University of Wolverhampton have
made it through to the semi-finals of the English Comedian of the
Final year drama students, Sami Cornick and Natalie Sharrock,
known as Sami and Tilly, have also reached the semi finals of The
Laughing Horse New Act of the Year.
Head of department, Dr Ruth Shade, who runs the comedy stream of
modules, said: “Their act is made up of parodies of popular songs
with lyrics rewritten by the duo. Sami is an accomplished musician
and both students are fine singers, and they combine ribald humour
with sweet harmonies.
“With this success they are following in the footsteps of Raving
Loonies Stole My Heart, who, while still students in the drama
department, reached the final of the BBC’s Upstaged competition in
The semi finals of the English Comedian of the Year will take
place on Monday April 6, with the Laughing Horse New Act of the
Year on April 18.
The pair discovered their abilities as a double act while
working on a second year comic performance module. Since their
debut at The Newhampton Pub last year they have been appearing
regularly throughout the Midlands to great acclaim.
Sami and Tilly’s act can be seen at the Arena Theatre,
Wolverhampton, on Friday, 24 April 2009, as part of a comedy bill
made up of third year drama students who have developed their
performances for their Professional Practice module.
Picture: Student comedians Natalie Sharrock and Sami Cornick
For media inquiries, contact Vickie Woodward in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736 or 07973 335112.
Date Issued: Thursday, 02 April 2009
University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY
Course enquiries: 0800 953 3222, General enquiries: 01902 321000 | Email: email@example.com
Freedom of Information | Disclaimer and copyright | The University as a charity | Cookies Policy