PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

"winning stage presence"
- The Independent

"One of the ones to watch"
- The Evening Standard
"Samantha Baines will make you laugh until you cry"
- Brighton Journal
"out-and-out hilarious"
- WhatsOnStage
"infectiously funny"
- Culturised
 
"mind-blowing...you've got nothing to lose except perhaps your centre of gravity"
- The Huffington Post
"one of the punniest comedians in the land"
- Metro
 
"very funny"
- Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke

"uproariously funny"
- Funny Women Magazine
ALL REVIEWS
MAGIC MIKE LIVE LONDON
"Samantha Baines (who is out-and-out hilarious)" - WhatsOnStage
"winning stage presence" - The Indpendent
"chummy, Bake Off-style innuendos" - I paper
UK TOUR 2017-8
5 STARS "Queen of the pun ... Erudite, funny and well-researched, the audience lapped this up"  - Brighton and Hove News
"witty scientific humour combined with a killer fashion sense and infectious laugh makes Samantha Baines one to watch on the comedy circuit" - The Cornish Guardian
"naturally charming wit" - The Weekender 
"stunning show" - The Leadmill
"big laughs" - xyzmagazine
Edinburgh Fringe 2017
5 STARS "Superb"  - Fringe Explosion
5 STARS "she has the audience in the palm of her hand...i can't recommend it highly enough" - Comedy Coroner
5 STARS "beg, steal or borrow a ticket" - Physics World
5 STARS - Mark Thompson, Stargazine Live
5 STARS - Emma Goswell, Gaydio
4 STARS "hugely engaging AND informative" - Funny Women Mag
4 STARS "highly enjoyable hour...Sam is an enthusiastic, articulate and passionate performer" - The New European
"a big spoonful of science, a dash of smut, plus poignancy, puns and some larky audience interaction: Baines has concocted a winning formula" - Fest Mag
"a resounding success" - EUsci Mag
"made Edinburgh rock with laughter" - The Mirror
"her chatty, affable style gives her a wonderful stage presence" - The Panoptic
The 20 Funniest One-Liners at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe - The Telegraph
The 50 Best Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 - The Independent 
 
Brighton Fringe 2017
"Samantha Baines will make you laugh until you cry" - Brighton Journal
"one of comedy’s biggest talents. Samantha is infectiously funny and definitely one to watch" - Culturised
 
UK Pun Championships 2017 Final
"very funny" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke
"one of the punniest comedians in the land" - Metro
Edinburgh Fringe 2016
5 STARS "one of the best comedians on the circuit" - Comedy Coroner
4 STARS "genius" - The Mumble
4 STARS "multi-faceted talent to watch out for" - Voice Mag
4 STARS "one hour of brilliant comedy" - Funny Women
"brilliantly whimsical...Baines is a brilliant performer" - Broadway Baby
"a hit" Fest Mag
"fabulous...catch her quick before she goes to space" - BBC Science Focus
"mile-a-minute jokes...a fantastic show" - Ed Festivals Mag
Edinburgh Fringe 2015
 

Top 100 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe - The Mirror

 

"with incredible agility and a masterful hold on her audience, Sam marries intellect and wimsy on a subject that makes her unique at the Fringe though given how uproariously funny she is on the topic, you’ll wonder why more people aren’t talking about space."

- Funny Women Magazine

 

"mind-blowing...you've got nothing to lose...except perhaps your centre of gravity" - Huffington Post

 

What the Frock! Awards Final 2015
 

"Samantha Baines took the top place with her hilariously physical comedy." - Female Arts

 

"easy manner and sharp wit...flourishing stand up career" - Chloe Petts, Plays to see

 
Funny Women Awards Final 2014
"one of the ones to watch" - Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
"effortless stand up" - Funny Women Magazine
FEATURED ARTICLE "funny woman Samantha Baines" - Harper's Bazaar
FEATURED ARTICLE "Samantha Baines often had them in fits of giggles" - Bromley Times
 
Blueprint, The Bike Shed Theatre 2014

 

"Samantha Baines takes the lead, giving a performance of amazing honesty and courage, which compels the audience to take her to their hearts" - Wildfire, Exeter Ignite

 

"Kate superbly played by Samantha Baines" - Exeunt Magazine

 

Stand up and Vinegar performances 2014

 

"making her audience roar with approval" - Bromley Times

 

Vinegar, New Act of the Year final, Bloomsbury Theatre 2014

 

"their own unusual comic rhythm that adds an unconventional note. And that makes for another act ripe with intriguing possibilities as they develop." - Steve Bennet, Chortle

 

"I was impressed by the second sketch act of the night, female trio Vinegar...striking sketches" - Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke



Vinegar Knickers: On the Edge, Edinburgh Fringe 2012

 

5 STARS "absolutely side-splittingly funny" - THREEWEEKS
4 STARS "a female tour-de-force and should not be missed" - Broadway Baby
4 STARS "quality comedy acting" - One4review
4 STARS "dynamic character versatility....refreshing easiness with the crowd...fascinatingly witty young performers" - A Younger Theatre
"truly gifted and talented comediennes" - The New Current
"Brilliantly funny" - ASOS Magazine

Vinegar Knickers - 2012

 

FEATURED ARTICLE - The Guardian

New Model - 24 Hour Film Race, 2011

 

BEST ACTRESS Award

Literary Death Match, 2011


"the trio of all-star judges: Sunday Times film critic Cosmo Landesman (author of Starstruck: Fame, Failure, My Family & Me), belle of every literary ball Anna Goodall (former Pen Pusher editor) and actress-hilaritress extraordinaire, Samantha Baines! " - LDM Journal

Myxomatosis - Future Shorts, 2011


*****
"The acting is understated to good affect by both performers, Gary McErlane as the henpecked boyfriend and Samantha Baines as the moralistic ("we should probably kill it") girlfriend who isn't offering to snap any necks herself" - shorts and t-shirts (film blog)

Winter Tales, the Kings Arms, 2010-11


"Samantha Baines is compelling and very funny as the highly strung Diana"  - remotegoat.com

Under the Blacklight, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

"Samantha Baines is hilarious as the jaded Anne. Baines presents Annes obsessive-compulsive ordering of her props room, authority complex, eccentricity and malevolent attitude to any intruder with flair" - Broadway Baby
"incredibly well executed performance" - Three Weeks
"fantastic... Baines finds a fascinating journey for her character" - remotegoat.com
FIVE STARS - Remotegoat.com
FOUR STARS - Three Weeks

After the Bomb, Edinburgh Fringe, 2009


"excellent" - Broadway Baby
"the sexiest alien killing robot machine at the festival" - The Groggy Squirrel
FOUR STARS - Three Weeks

The Miracle Worker, Exeter Northcott Theatre, 2007


"If Sam Baines isn't a future star of the stage then justice won't have been done"  - Express and Echo