Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee 2017, Lauren is a comedian, actor and writer. Her vast TV appearances include two episodes of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), hosting an episode of Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), The Great Christmas Rant (ITV2), The Blame Game (BBC One Northern Ireland) and internationally on New Zealand’s 7 Days (TV3), Australia’s Comedy Up Late (ABC) and Canada’s The Stand Up Show with Katherine Ryan (The Comedy Network Canada). As an actor her credits include Drunk History (Comedy Central), Jerk (BBC3) and Climaxed (BBC3).
She can currently be heard hosting the critically acclaimed weekly podcast Conversations Against Living Miserably, produced by the TV channel Dave in partnership with the Campaign Against Living Miserably. Now in its second series, the podcast has had guests including Richard Gadd, Jenny Eclair, Lou Sanders, Dane Baptiste and Stu Goldsmith. The Guardian described the show as “funny, kind and thought-provoking.” Previously, she co-hosted two series of the weekly podcast ‘Ed & Lauren’ for BBC Radio 1 with fellow comedian Ed Night and has appeared on numerous radio shows including two series of Where’s The F In News (BBC Radio 4), The Placebo Effect (BBC Radio 4), Best of New Radio Comedy Talent (BBC Radio 4) and Nasty Women (BBC Radio 4).
In 2017, Lauren sold out her debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her critically acclaimed show Lady Muck. On top of her Best Newcomer nomination, Lauren won the prestigious Herald Angel Award and was nominated for Amused Moose Best Comedy Show. The 5-star show was the best-reviewed show at The Pleasance that year and was so popular that she added three extra sold-out shows. The success of the show saw it go on to a six-night sold-out run at London’s Soho Theatre, as well as runs at the Perth and Adelaide Fringe in Australia and the Auckland Comedy Festival in New Zealand.
Her 2018 show Peachy sold out its Edinburgh Fringe run within the first week of the festival and again extra sold-out shows were added to meet the phenomenal demand. Following the Fringe, Peachy also enjoyed a week’s run at Soho Theatre.
Bursting out of the North East and onto the international circuit, Lauren has performed at numerous national and international festivals. In 2018, she was the only UK rising star invited to Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, performing on the Brit(ish) lineup alongside Sara Pascoe, Joel Dommett, Ed Gamble and Nish Kumar. Along with Montreal, she has performed at Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand and Kilkenny International Comedy Festivals. In Autumn 2017 she toured India for two weeks with Soho Theatre, playing in Bangalore, Goa and Mumbai.
After finishing runner up at the Funny Women Awards in 2014 aged just 20, Lauren went on to make the final of every major new act competition. She was the only female comedian to reach the final of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards in 2015 and in 2016 reached the final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards. A sought after act, Lauren is a regular at all the major national comedy clubs and has provided tour support for Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford, Kerry Godliman, Stewart Francis and Dane Baptiste, as well as gracing the comedy stages of Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals.
“A breath of feisty fresh air” – ★★★★★ The Herald
“Razor wit and brutal honesty” – ★★★★★ The List
“Because of Pattison’s Geordie roots and indecent subject matter, comparisons will no doubt be made with Sarah Millican… those comparisons would be unfair, though: whisper it, but Pattison might just turn out to be a whole lot funnier” – ★★★★ The Telegraph
“Stunning youthful debut” – ★★★★ The Sunday Times
“Wickedly engaging company” – ★★★★ Chortle
“Robust and impressive” – ★★★★ The Scotsman
“Fast, Forthright and Filthy” – The Guardian
Visit Lauren’s website: www.lauren-pattison.com
Follow Lauren on Twitter: @laurenpattison