A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear
Steve Bennett, Chortle
Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and since then has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the final of the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).
Also in 2016, she and fellow comic Cally Beaton performed their show Catcall for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, enjoying packed houses and a series of stellar reviews across the month. She has since gigged for the likes of The Stand, Komedia and Up The Creek, and in August 2017, Catherine will perform as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe.
As well as her work as a stand-up, Catherine is also a trained actor having studied an MA in Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her burgeoning broadcasting career has already seen her write material for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. She has also been interviewed on Tim Arthur’s BBC Radio London show alongside Shazia Mizra and taken part in The Paper Review with Penny Smith on talkRADIO. In 2017, she was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist for 2017.
Semi-Finalist: Amused Moose National New Comic 2017
Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016
Finalist: Funny Women 2016
Semi-Finalist: Semi-Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny? 2016
Semi-Finalist: Laughing Horse New Act Competition 2015
- Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2, Writer, 2017)
- The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017)
- Newsjack (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017)
- The Now Show (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2016)
- Tim Arthur Show (guest, 2016, BBC Radio London)
- The Paper Review (guest contributor, 2016, talkRadio)
- Catcall (Edinburgh Fringe 2016)
A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear.
Steve Bennett, Chortle
Pretty much the perfect comedy package
Bruce Dessau, Beyondthejoke
An engaging performer… her segment was over with everyone wanting more
Clearly on the cusp of great things