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"Makes for fantastic company. over-sharing in an infectiously upbeat way...A thoroughly engaging larger-than-life personality..."
Steve Bennett, Chortle

"Fabulous and worth going to see"

Theatre Reviews

"Filth and Pizzaz"

Daily Info Awards


Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2018


Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2018


South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016


BBC New Comedy Award 2016 & 2017


2Northdown New Act Comedy Competition


Sam Lake is a stand-up comedian, writer and presenter. Sam openly shares stories and details from his life as a semi-camp gay man, moving from a small mining village to a big city and becoming a happily married man.


Sam has racked up a number of achievements, including winning Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2018 and Hastings Fringe Newcomer of the Year 2018. As well as this, Sam has recently starred in Dave’s “The Comedy Guide to Life” & All4’s “The Joy of Missing Out” with Tom Allen. His writing has been featured on NewsJack & Mock The Week.


In 2020, Sam was due to debut his solo-standup show ‘Cake’. Of course, a little pandemic got in the way of that, but the show will still debut in the future. Sam performed Cake as part of The Pleasance’s Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season in 2021 to sold-out audiences, and continues to perform it around the country.


Sam is also a founding member of comedy Night ‘Joy Multiplication’, performing live and online throughout 2020. He also created and hosted the first series of his podcast ‘I’ve Had a Rosé, Let’s Talk About Feelings’, where he interviews the best comedians and content creators about how they manage their emotions.

As well as starring in All4's The Joy of Missing Out and Dave's The Comedy Guide to Life, Sam has written for Newsjack and Mock The Week and is the winner of Leicester Square Theatre's New Comedian of the Year. 'Makes for fantastic company... A thoroughly engaging larger-than-life personality' (Steve Bennet, 'Fabulous and worth going to see' (


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