Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke writing skills and deadpan style. She is also a talented artist and host of the podcast Secret Artists. She curated Art is the Best Medicine, an exhibition of artworks by comedians including Vic Reeves, Harry Hill, Josie Long, Jenny Eclair and Alex Horne to raise money for Mental Health UK. The exhibition featured on the front page of the Guardian Guide and in large spreads in the Evening Standard and iNews.
Annie was selected to be part of a line-up of alternative stand-up and character comedians on Channel 4’s Sparks series. She has appeared in a number of comedy sketches for the Sparks strand, as well as co-writing and starring in Channel 4’s Girls Go Trolling. She acted alongside Gemma Whelan in the BAFTA-nominated short horror film The Blue Door. Annie’s credits also include SoccerAM (Sky Sports) and @elevenish (ITV2). Annie presented the series Have You Met? for English Heritage where she told funny histories of British historical figures.
An established sketch writer, Annie was a finalist in the 2018 Funny Women Awards with her short PanettoneGate. She returned to the awards in 2019, where her 5-part series Baby Shower came runner-up for Best Web Series.
Annie’s stand-up has featured on Audible, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra and she has written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack.
Annie has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2016 and regularly performs at clubs, theatres and festivals nationwide. Aside from solo stand-up, Annie writes and performs as one half of the double-act Twins with Jack Barry.
“Smart and smutty” – London Evening Standard
“A real master of deadpan… delightfully dry” – The Skinny