Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke writing skills and deadpan style. Annie wrote and starred in Channel 4’s Girls Go Trolling and ITV2’s @elevenish. She has appeared in numerous sketches on Sky Sports’ SoccerAM and her football skills have even made it onto BBC3. Annie’s stand up has featured on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra; she has also written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack.
Annie makes regular online content with independent producers Turtle Canyon Comedy. One of her sketches received over 15,000 views (The Girl Who Has Never Laughed) and another led her to become a finalist in the Funny Women Awards (PanettoneGate). Her most recent project with Turtle Canyon is the 5-part series Baby Shower, which was featured in British Comedy Guide and Beyond the Joke. She has appeared alongside Gemma Whelan in The Blue Door, an award-winning horror film has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short Film (2019) and has gained international recognition at a number of short film festivals worldwide.
Annie took her debut stand-up show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, where she was awarded one of Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe. She returned in 2017 with her second show Ambivert, which included The Telegraph’s Funniest One-Liners from the Fringe 2017. She has performed at clubs and theatres nationwide, as well as festivals including Latitude, Green Man, Cornbury, VAULT Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Buxton Fringe and the Camden Fringe. Annie also did a tweet about spinach that went viral.
Aside from stand-up, Annie writes and performs as one half of the double-act Twins with Jack Barry (“Two razor-sharp comedy minds” – EdFringe Review). Turtle Canyon Comedy filmed their 2015 show Twins: Pret A Comedy for NextUp, an exclusive online comedy platform.
Annie founded the University of Leeds’ Comedy Society and was part of the university’s sketch group The Leeds Tealights for three years as a performer, writer and producer. She was a member of the 2010 Tealights cast that won the National Student’s Best Student Sketch Group Award. Annie has written features for iNews, Marie Claire and ASOS.
“A real master of deadpan… delightfully dry” – The Skinny
“Smart and smutty” – London Evening Standard
“The audience seems at her mercy with every line she speaks… Safe, hilarious hands” – EdFringe Review ★★★★★
“Spot on comic timing… delightfully dark” - Three Weeks ★★★★
“McGrath’s dry sense of humour together with cool deliveries works a treat… Ridiculously funny” – The Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★
“Stole the show… Beautiful timing and spot-on delivery” – The Tab ★★★★
“A unique & exciting prospect…genuinely brilliant” – What’s On London ★★★★
“Unfeasibly good fun” – Fest Magazine
“Wholly chaotic, and really enormous fun” – ShortCom ★★★★
Visit Annie’s website at www.anniemcgrath.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @AnnieMcTweet