Sarah Keyworth

Sarah Keyworth is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer.

Since first performing stand-up at university, Sarah has fast become one of UK comedy’s brightest new talents. Having already been a Funny Women runner-up, 2018 saw Sarah take her debut hour, Dark Horse, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A thoughtful and hilarious meditation on gender, girlhood and the challenges of growing up different, the show was a huge critical hit, receiving four and five star reviews from The Herald, Telegraph, Scotsman and many more. The show also received a Herald Angel Award, a Pleasance Theatre Award and a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

After her run, Sarah took Dark Horse on tour around the UK (including a sold-out run at Soho Theatre) and then to Australia, where she was invited to perform the show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, again to widespread critical acclaim. While in Australia, she also performed stand-up on ABC as part of the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala. In 2021 Sarah reprised Dark Horse for a special recording for Amazon Prime Video and Soho Theatre, which is now available on the platform. 

Her second Edinburgh show, Pacific, was also a huge hit with audiences and critics alike, selling out its entire run and receiving 4 star reviews from The Times, The Scotsman, The Herald and many more. Sarah took the show on tour in 2020, selling out dates around the UK.

Sarah will be returning to Edinburgh Fringe for the third time, with her show Lost Boy and will go on to do a UK tour immediately after.

Sarah’s broadcasting career is also firmly on the up. She has appeared on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, ITV2’S Stand Up Sketch Show, performed stand-up on BBC Radio 4 institution The Now Show, and has a number of her own TV and audio ideas in development with a range of production companies and broadcasters. Sarah wrote and performed her own series, Are You A Boy Or A Girl, for BBC Radio 4 and co-hosted hit relationship podcast You’ll Do for BBC Sounds. 

Winner: Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2019
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2018
Winner: Herald Angel Award 2018
Winner: Pleasance Theatre Best Newcomer Award 2018
Winner: 99 Club Bursary Award 2018



  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, Dictionary Corner Guest, 2022)
  • Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC2, Guest, 2022)
  • Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse (Amazon Prime Video and Soho Theatre, Performer, 2021)
  • Live At The Apollo (BBC2, Performer, 2021)
  • Mock The Week (BBC2, Panellist, 2021)
  • BBC New Comedy Awards (BBC Three, Judge, 2021)
  • The Complaints Department (Comedy Central, Guest, 2021)
  • As Yet Untitled (Dave, Guest, 2021)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4, Guest, 2020)
  • The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2, Stand Up and Sketch Performer, 2020)
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, Guest, 2019, 2020)
  • I’m Game (Sky Sports – series in support of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign, 2019)
  • The Mash Report (BBC2, Writer, 2019)
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, Contestant, 2019)
  • Roast Battle (Comedy Central, Contestant, 2018)


  • The Teachings of a Smart Town (Performer, BBC R4, 2021)
  • Are You A Boy Or A Girl? (Creator & Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2020)
  • A Good Read (Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2020)
  • The Now Show (Stand-Up Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2018-2020)
  • The Leak (Guest, BBC Radio Wales, 2020)
  • The Jason Manford Show (Guest, Absolute Radio, 2019)
  • BBC Radio 4 Fresh From The Fringe (Stand-Up Performer, BBC Radio 4Extra, 2019)
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club (Guest, BBC Radio 4Extra, 2019)
  • The Sara Brett Show (Guest, BBC Radio 5Live, 2019)
  • BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award 2019 – Heat 2 (Stand-Up Host, BBC Radio 4Extra, 2019)


  • Welcome To The Neighbourhood (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2022)
  • The Official Love Island Podcast (Guest, 2022)
  • Have A Word (Guest, 2022)
  • The Guilty Feminist (Co-host & Guest, 2021, 2022)
  • The Gargle (Guest, 2021, 2022)
  • Cuddle Club with Lou Sanders (Guest, 2021)
  • Off Menu (Guest, 2021)
  • Quiz, Chat, Repeat (Guest, 2021)
  • Vicky Pattison: The Secret To (Guest, 2021)
  • Dating Games (Guest, 2021)
  • Hoovering (Guest, 2020)
  • You’ll Do (Host, 2020)
  • Evil Genius (Guest, 2020)
  • James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds (Guest, 2020)
  • Teenage Mixtape (Guest, 2020)
  • Conversations Against Living Miserably (Guest, 2020)
  • Made Of Human (Guest, 2019)
  • Rupaul’s Drag Race UK: The Podcast (Guest 2019)
  • Tea With Alice (Guest, 2019)
  • Pappy’s Flatshare (Guest, 2019)
  • Reasons to Be Cheerful (Guest, 2019)
  • GrownUpLand (Guest, 2019)
  • Private Parts (Guest, 2019)
  • We Need To Talk About (Guest, 2019)
  • Global Pillage (Guest, 2018)
  • Clickipedia (Guest, 2018)
  • Kench! The Comeback (Guest, 2018)
  • Comedians Chatting About Sneakers (Guest, 2018)
  • Unexpected Fluids (Guest, 2018)
  • Kench! BattleActs! (Guest, 2018)
  • Knock Knock (Guest, 2018)
  • Heal Your Wounds (Guest, 2018)


  • Lost Boy (Edinburgh Fringe 2022, UK Tour 2022)
  • Pacific (Edinburgh Fringe 2019, UK Tour 2020)
  • Dark Horse (Edinburgh Fringe 2018, UK Tour 2019)
  • Tour Support: Kerry Godliman (2018)
  • Tour Support: Stewart Francis (2018)


  • Jokes Only A… Can Tell (Performer, C4 Digital 2022)


Powerful, poignant and achingly funny
Herald Scotland ★★★★★

You might just find yourself with a new favourite comic
Young Perspective ★★★★★

It’s refreshing to see something so generous and outward-looking
Chortle ★★★★1/2

Utterly engaging
The Telegraph ★★★★

A funny and thoughtful show… a comic who’s here for keeps
The Times ★★★★

The most hilarious visual images
The Scotsman ★★★★

Her humour is razor sharp
The Skinny ★★★★

A joyous hour… killer routines galore
The List ★★★★

Sharply written and well delivered hour with some great gags
The Arts Desk ★★★★

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Sarah Keyworth

If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then boy, this is going to be good. As seen on Live At The Apollo and Dark Horse (Amazon Special). Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee. Herald ★★★★★ Times ★★★★


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