A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear
Steve Bennett, Chortle
Catherine Bohart is a comedian, writer and actor.
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. In August 2017, Catherine performed as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the Edinburgh Fringe and will take her debut show, Immaculate, to the Fringe in August 2018. This year has already seen her support Ellie Taylor on tour and make the final of the Leicester Mercury Comedy Festival Comedian Of The Year.
As well as her work as a stand-up, Catherine is 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 The Mash Report, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. She has also co-hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, taken part in The Paper Review with Penny Smith on talkRADIO and appeared on Reasons To Be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. In 2017, she was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, dedicated to listing the most exciting emerging broadcasting talent.
Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018
Finalist: Irish Comedian of the Year 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
- The Mash Report (BBC2, Writer, 2018)
- Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2, Writer, 2017)
- The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017-present)
- Newsjack (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017-present)
- The Now Show (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2016)
- Tim Arthur Show (guest, 2016, BBC Radio London)
- The Paper Review (guest contributor, 2016, talkRadio)
- Immaculate (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
- Ellie Taylor Tour Support (2018)
- Pleasance Comedy Reserve (2017)
- 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