Annie McGrath is a comedy writer and performer who has written and appeared on ITV2’s @elevenish, as well as Channel 4 online’s show Girls Go Trolling. Annie has featured on BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 4 Extra and has been shortlisted for the Funny Women award. She is also a two-time finalist for the Tickled Pig stand-up competition and has performed at clubs and theatres nationwide, as well as festivals including Latitude, Cornbury and Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
Aside from solo stand-up, Annie writes and performs as one half of the double-act Twins with Jack Barry (“Two razor-sharp comedy minds” – EdFringe Review). Their 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show Twins: Pret A Comedy at the Pleasance Courtyard was produced in association with Hat Trick Productions to great critical acclaim. Described as “genuinely impressive… and ridiculously funny” (The Edinburgh Reporter), the show was also selected as one of multiple Edinburgh comedy award nominee James Acaster’s Top Picks of the Fringe for The Guardian and one of Laugh Out London’s Top Sketch Shows. Twins have filmed the show with Turtle Canyon Comedy for a new online platform called NextUp, launching soon.
Annie took her debut stand-up show to the Edinburgh fringe last year, where she was awarded one of Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016. She returns in 2017 with her follow up show ‘Ambivert’.
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 also written features for Marie Claire and ASOS.
“A real master of deadpan… delightfully dry” – The Skinny
“The audience seems at her mercy with every line she speaks… Safe, hilarious hands” – EdFringe Review *****
“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 ****
“A storming success” – Broadway Baby ****
“Truly great stuff” – Three Weeks ****
Visit Annie’s website at www.anniemcgrath.com
Follow Annie on Twitter: @AnnieMcTweet