Katy Brand

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Katy is an award-winning writer, comedian, actor, voiceover artist and journalist.

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    MWAM at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

    Reginald D Hunter, Katy Brand, Jordan Brookes, Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are taking new shows to the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Reginald is currently on a UK tour with Some People v Reginald D Hunter and plays The Assembly Hall in August. Katy returns with more autobiographical storytelling in I Could've Been An Astronaut, the follow-up to last year's sell-out show, I Was A Teenage Christian. Jordan brings Body of Work, his third consecutive hour after 2016's critically acclaimed The Making Of. Eleanor and Chris, who both took a break last year and doubled at Camden Fringe, make a welcome return with People Pleaser and Moving On. Also appearing in Edinburgh: Paul Merton will guest on BBC Radio 4's Just A Minute while Julian Clary discusses The Bolds on Holiday, the third instalment of his children's series, at the International Book Festival.

    Katy Brand in The Red Nose African Convoy

    Katy Brand’s East African road trip for Comic Relief is documented on BBC1 tonight. The Red Nose Convoy, completed by Russell Kane, Hugh Dennis, David Baddiel, Michaela Coel and Reggie Yates, delivered crucial supplies and visited projects such as Mothers2Mothers, which helps pregnant women who are living with HIV. “I had a long chat with the woman in charge, Beatrice, who told me all about her life and rather amazingly all about her sex life too,” said Katy. “Despite my slightly middle-class coyness, she was happy to talk as it was relevant to her important work.” The Red Nose African Convoy airs at 9pm and will be available on iPlayer. Katy also makes a guest appearance on Red Nose Day tomorrow and joins the panel for Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief on Saturday night.

    Katy Brand in Winnie and Wilbur UK premiere

    Katy Brand takes the lead role of Winnie in Winnie and Wilbur, which makes its UK premiere on Channel 5’s MILKSHAKE! on Christmas Eve at 7.50am. The animation special, based on the bestselling Winnie the Witch books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, features the episodes Wilbur’s Big Clean and Winnie’s Tricky Tights. Jessica Symons, Head of Children’s at Channel 5, said: "We couldn’t have wished for a better person to play Winnie. Not only is Katy a fan of the books but she also embodies the happiness, optimism and adventurous spirit of the character."

    Katy Brand announces UK tour dates

    Katy Brand is delighted to announce a UK tour of her acclaimed show I Was a Teenage Christian, opening in Bristol on 4 May. The tour follows her run at Soho Theatre in January and a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Katy performed her first professional comedy gig in a London pub in 2004, before joining acclaimed sketch comedy troupe Ealing Live! and touring around the country with her own show.

    Katy Brand announces Soho Theatre run

    Katy Brand brings her stand-up debut to Soho Theatre in January following a highly successful run at this year's Edinburgh Festival. I Was a Teenage Christian sees Katy reliving the glory days of certainty and judgement as a fundamentalist Christian, while trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

    Katy Brand: Winnie the Witch

    Katy Brand is set to take the lead role of Winnie in Winnie and Wilbur, a brand new animation series set to air on Channel 5. Based on the bestselling Winnie the Witch books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul, Winnie and Wilbur is currently in production. Katy Brand said: “I am utterly delighted to be giving Winnie the Witch a voice and to help bring her to life. She is funny, flighty and full of the joys of life; always up for an adventure and most importantly, a good laugh, which is why I, and so many others, love her.” Jessica Symons, Head of Children’s at Channel 5 said: “We couldn’t have wished for a better person to play Winnie. Not only is Katy a fan of the books but she also embodies the happiness, optimism and adventurous spirit of the character. Katy is going to be a brilliant Winnie and fans of the books as well as those new to the character will love her performance.”

    Katy Brand: Edinburgh Fringe 2016

    Katy Brand returns to Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in a decade with her stand-up debut, I Was A Teenage Christian. One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the ‘fun’ into fundamentalism. And the ‘mental’. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she’s not so sure. In her first live show in six years, Katy relives her glory days of certainty and judgement, whilst trying to figure out what the hell was going on in her own head.

RT @NASA Astronauts exercise for ~2 hrs every day while on @Space_Station. What’s @AstroPeggy’s favorite part? “The view!”: youtu.be/6ycA8OpB_Tg pic.twitter.com/12s6dgPwrt

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