Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke writing skills and deadpan style. Described by The Feminist Fringe as “dark and hilarious” ★★★★★, Annie’s sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, Shepherd, received critical acclaim and transferred to a run at London’s Soho Theatre. Annie appeared in the latest series of BBC Wales’ Live From Barry Island, which showcased the best stand-up comic talent from around the UK. Annie was also selected to be part of a line-up of alternative stand-up and character comedians on Channel 4’s Sparks series.
Regular tour support for Lou Sanders, Annie’s stand-up has featured on Audible, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Alongside stand-up, Annie started out as one-half of acclaimed sketch comedy double-act Twins with Jack Barry; the duo co-wrote and performed various sketches on ITV2’s @elevenish.
As a comedy writer, Annie has written on multiple episodes of the award-winning panel show, A League of Their Own (Sky), as well as the new series of Fantasy Football League (Sky) with Matt Lucas and Elis James. An established sketch writer, Annie has been nominated for multiple Funny Woman Awards, in 2018, for her comedy short, PanettoneGate; and in 2019 for her web series, Baby Shower. She was commissioned by English Heritage to write and present Have You Met?, a comedy series of educational videos centred around key figures throughout British History.
As an actor, Annie played Bits in The People We Hate at the Wedding, a FilmNation production for Amazon Studios, acting alongside Kristen Bell and Allison Janney. She also appears in series two of Stephen Merchant’s award-winning comedy drama, The Outlaws (BBC One). Annie was in The Blue Door, a BAFTA-nominated short horror film, and will star in She Talks in Her Sleep, a short horror by the same production company, later this year. Further acting credits include Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4), Soccer AM (Sky Sports), Girls Go Trolling (Channel 4), Grave New World (Amazon), Razor Sharp (Channel 4) and The Joy of Missing Out (Channel 4).
Aside from comedy, Annie is also a talented artist and host of Secret Artists podcast, which has been recommended by The Times, Evening Standard, The Guardian, iNews, Esquire, and The Art Newspaper. Annie curated the 2019 exhibition, Art is the Best Medicine, which featured artwork by fellow comedians – including Jenny Eclair, Joe Lycett, Vic Reeves, and many more. The show received widespread coverage in publications such as the Financial Times, and a front-page feature in the Guardian Guide.
“Genuinely brilliant” — WHAT’S ON LONDON ★★★★
“Smart and smutty” — LONDON EVENING STANDARD
“A consummate performer” — ONE4REVIEW ★★★★
“Spot-on timing” — THREE WEEKS ★★★★
“Hilarious” — EDFRINGE REVIEW ★★★★★
“Ridiculously funny” — EDFRINGE REPORTER ★★★★