Chortle Award Winner Sony Nominee BBC Audio Awards Finalist
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“Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian
“Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing” – The Dubliner
“A comedy genius” – Metro
LATEST UPDATES (August 2019)
This month I presented a special edition of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, called The Circuit, in which I took listeners on a guided tour of my beloved XS Malarkey. It is available to listen to here right now, so tell your friends. It’s a nice feature about the history of a comedy club that is very dear to me.
I have recorded another instalment of the ongoing Radio 4 exploits of Tinsel Girl, inspired by and starring Coronation Street‘s Cherylee Houston. It will be broadcast on Radio 4 on August 30th and details of it are here.
I was a panellist on Sarah Millican’s new Radio 4 series Elephant in the Room, last month, joining Annabel Giles, Lucy Beaumont and Evelyn Mok . It was good fun and I got some laughs, so phew! It’s on Listen Again until 17th August, here.
I had to write two Guardian obituaries in quick succession as we said goodbye to Avon himself, Paul Darrow, and a man with a voice that could move mountains and woo angels, Stephen Thorne. I had the privilege of spending time with both men and enjoyed their company a lot – the acting profession owes them both a great deal.
The Season 10 Doctor Who Blu-Ray box is out now and features a documentary fronted by me called Looking For Lennie in which I try to find out all I can about the late Australian director Lennie Mayne, who died in tragic circumstances and before Doctor Who fandom had a chance to get to know him. It’s gone down very well and received some lovely reviews.
I’ll be MCing XS Malarkey all month as usual. Each Tuesday we’ll have a fantastic line-up and our guests will include Elf Lyons, Abigoliah Schamaun and Lauren Pattison. Listings details are available at the XS Malarkey Website.
And finally … I’m delighted to announce that for writing work I will now be represented by the Independent Talent Group, an illustrious agency and no mistake. Onwards!