Father-of-two Axel Blake made waves in the comedy circuit long before impressing the celebrity jury and winning a Gold Award from Simon Cowell
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It’s the beautiful story of an amateur comedian who has put his heart into his work: in the blink of an eye Axel Blake went from a property maintenance manager to a Britain’s Got Talent 2022 winner.
The comedian wowed judge Simon Cowell and went on to claim the BGT crown on Sunday night, beating ventriloquist Jamie Leahey to take the title.
The father-of-two impressed the judges, audience and viewers with his charming personality and witty banter throughout the film, after receiving the Golden Buzz award and making it to the live semi-finals. from judge Simon.
After a final performance in his bid to win the ITV competition, Simon fought to deliver his dazzling response to the cheers and applause of the crowd.
Simon said: “I feel really emotional with you right now. It’s not just how great you are, but how much I like you and how people like you. I believe we have found a star.”
David added: “It was a winning performance in every way. You’re a superstar.”
But the father-of-two made waves in the comedy circuit long before impressing the celebrity jury.
The quick-wittedness of the 33-year-old has helped him make a name for himself as a manga in addition to his job as a property maintenance manager.
As for his personal life, Axel is a pompous family man, with a son, a daughter and a fiancé whom he questioned in March 2020.
Axel, from West London, has grown his career solidly from the start, appearing locally at comedy clubs and uploading comedy sketches that have gone viral online.
His viral videos have helped him amass a huge online fanbase, with a whopping 95.1k followers on TikTok.
He started with YouTube videos in 2014 before founding the social media giant.
Observer Comics has done a number of presentations for SBTV and UNILAD and his hard work has paid off with featured shows across the UK.
His comedy has even earned him the coveted positions of backing actors like Eddie Griffin and Dave Chappelle.
The proclamation of Axel’s popularity is that global star Dave once told him: “Axel Blake, you killed it tonight”.
His very own live indie show, Axel Blake: I’m Not Gonna Lie, was held at The O2 in 2018 and went on to be released on Amazon Prime in 2020 for a year.
But Axel faced controversy for the achievement when his audition on BGT first aired, after Amazon’s show was discovered and people assumed it had been streamed by the service. authority.
Defending his decision to put the process on the site, Axel revealed that he didn’t make any money from it and just agreed to do it to be more known.
He was sleeping in his car and driving around the UK delivering tickets to his gig. Axel revealed he even took out a loan and went into debt to pursue his dream.
“My standing up was filmed and put on Amazon. I was self-funding the indie gig, no one paid me and never had a deal with Amazon at the time I was sleeping in the car and driving around the UK delivering tickets because I didn’t have one. ticket inspector.
“I would actually ask people who wanted tickets and then I would drive to them. Like the Uber booking service.
“There were times when I had to drive for hours to meet someone with a ticket to my show and then they never showed up.”
Axel explained that he’s questioned his decision, and that his family and friends are worried because the show has affected him so much.
“I lived, breathed, cried for that standing performance. It’s all out of my own pocket – I take the food off the family dinner table so I can pursue an independent gig entirely funded and managed by me. I arranged and paid for the lighting, the staging, you name it, that’s me. ”
A year later, his friend approached him to help get the show on Amazon Prime.
“I didn’t take a fee but decided to do it because it could give me more exposure. The deal only lasts a year, which is why you can’t even find it if you look now. Now, as a rising comedian, would you like to say? After sitting in my car, sleeping and crying in my car, driving around the UK as an Uber ticket driver, and then Amazon reaching out to you, after you and your family sat down to discuss what is this dream financially viable ask when will we draw a line will you say no to that? “
After the show controversy, Axel said: “I’ve never hidden my past and I’ve always been open about my previous work. I’m just a geek trying to do my best, trying to strive for more.
“Imagine being the person people don’t need to Google or Wiki?! To see the likes of Romesh, Mo, Tom Davis, etc… all have been on the circuit for years and paired for their passion and now they are showing off and developing their careers further. – that’s what I hope I can show my kids – that will always strive for more.
“That if you love something (comedy for me) that they can spend every day of their life doing what they love if they follow their dreams. If you love something, you will certainly do everything possible to ensure longevity and safety in your profession. ”
Axel threw everything he had in his search for success because comics are something he actively represents himself, as comics tweeted in February: “Someday I will have a special hour on Netflix #manifestation.”
Axel has a 21-month-old baby girl, whom he famously joked about in his stand-up routine that he called Pfizer when she was born during the pandemic.
And he’s also the father of 13-year-old son Nyron, who was his inspiration for appearing on Britain’s Got Talent in the first place.
Speaking to Lorraine Kelly on her show on Monday morning, Axel said: “The reason I say that is because I just want him to see you can do whatever you put your mind to.
“[I told him]”Think about something you want and believe in yourself.” “
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