Katy Brand

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

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    Katy Brand’s Book Group at the Underbelly Festival

    Katy Brand has announced a one-off show at the Underbelly Festival next Thursday. In Katy Brand's Book Group, she talks about and reads from her favourite books (good ones, bad ones, childhood ones, dirty ones…). There will be moments of sadness, madness and badness, plus a little Q&A at the end. It's like an evening of culture, but not really, because there's no way it's going to stay high-brow for long. Featuring special guests Al Murray and Natalie Haynes.

    Katy Brand’s debut play opens in London

    Katy Brand has written her first play, which opens in London in May. 3 Women, starring Anita Dobson, is a comedy-drama exploring what it means to be a woman in the 21st century and the consequences of the generational gap on our attitudes, cultural expectations and family dynamic. Katy said: "3Women is a play I have been hoping to write for several years, but now that feminism and women’s rights are at the very forefront of the global conversation, I wanted to really explore those issues from the point of view of three generations of women, and how they interact and intersect within the same family "These movements are not so straightforward as the media would sometimes have us believe, but wrapped up in the chaotic and all-too-human lived experiences of real women, from the Suffragettes to those who currently campaign for transgender rights. "We are all simply trying our best to be 'modern women' (whatever that means), making mistakes, and blundering on as best we can." 3 Women runs at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 15 May to 9 June. In other news, Katy has announced a show at the Underbelly Festival on 26 April. Katy Brand's Book Group sees her discuss a few favourite books (good ones, bad ones, childhood ones, dirty ones…) and talk to celebrity guests. Tickets here.

    Katy Brand returns to Soho Theatre

    Katy Brand is taking her new stand-up and storytelling hour, I Could've Been An Astronaut, to Soho Theatre after her month at Edinburgh Fringe. The show, which explores Katy's amateur and somewhat improbable love of astronomy and her crapness at maths, is the follow-up to last year's hit, I Was a Teenage Christian. The five-night run opens on Tuesday 19 September.

    Our clients in Edinburgh: Katy Brand

    Ever wished you could start life again on a new planet? Or wondered what you're doing right now in a parallel universe? How have your choices affected who and what you have become? Can you change them? The possibilities are endless once you get to grips with the mind-bending realities of space: time travel, worm holes and dark matter. Katy Brand explores her amateur and somewhat improbable love of astronomy and her crapness at maths in this follow-up to last year’s hit show I Was a Teenage Christian.

    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.

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