croftpearceQualifiers from the first heat of Best New Sketch Act 2015 were double acts Croft & Pearce (pictured) and Marshall & Hart. Last year Joe Hart was a finalist in “So You Think You’re Funny”.  He met his comedy partner Jed Marshall at Southampton University and the pair have already picked up an award for a video sketch show. Their sketches are fast-paced and physical and crammed with daft props and catchphrases.

Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce met at school and both went to Oxford University. Hannah has since attended Central School of Speech and Drama and Fiona went to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Their character-led comedy style is slick and cultured and their sketches are carefully crafted and extremely well acted.

These two entertaining duos go into the final in Edinburgh on Wednesday the 19th August at 9.30pm at the Gilded Balloon.