Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke-writing skills and deadpan style. A regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, Annie’s latest solo show, Shepherd, received five-star reviews and led to a Soho Theatre run. She has supported Lou Sanders on tour and is due to appear on BBC Wales’ Live From Barry Island later this year, which showcases the best stand-up comic talent from Wales and beyond.
Funny Women Awards – Finalist, 2018.
Annie was also selected to be part of a line-up of alternative stand-up and character comedians on Channel 4’s Sparks series and has appeared in a number of comedy sketches for the Sparks strand. Her stand-up has been featured on Audible, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Alongside stand-up, Annie is one-half of the acclaimed sketch duo Twins with Jack Barry.
Annie has written on multiple episodes of Sky One’s award-winning panel show, A League of Their Own, as well as on the new Fantasy Football pilot with Elis James and Matt Lucas, which has just been commissioned for series by Sky. Further writing credits include series three of The Emily Atack Show, BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack, and Have You Met?, a series commissioned by English Heritage where Annie wrote and presented funny stories centred on British historical figures.
Aside from writing and performing, Annie is also a talented artist and host of the critically acclaimed podcast Secret Artists. She curated Art is the Best Medicine, a 2019 exhibition of artworks by comedians including Vic Reeves, Harry Hill, Josie Long, Jenny Eclair and Alex Horne, and many more, to raise money for Mental Health UK. The exhibition featured on the front page of the Guardian Guide and in various publications including the Financial Times, Evening Standard and iNews.
“Smart and smutty.” – Evening Standard.
“Genuinely brilliant.” – What’s On London.
“Delightfully dry.” – The Skinny.
“Dark and hilarious.” – The Feminist Fringe.
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