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.
This Autumn, Annie will appear on BBC Wales’ Live From Barry Island, which showcases 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 is also one-half of acclaimed sketch comedy double-act Twins with Jack Barry; the duo co-wrote and performed various sketches on ITV2’s @elevenish.
Annie has written on multiple episodes of the award-winning panel show, A League of Their Own (Sky One), as well as on the upcoming series of Fantasy Football (Sky) hosted by Elis James and Matt Lucas. She also contributed to the latest series of The Emily Atack Show (ITV2), and to BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack. 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. Annie 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 appears alongside Eleanor Tomlinson in series two of Stephen Merchant’s comedy-drama, The Outlaws (BBC One). She plays Bits in The People We Hate at the Wedding, a FilmNation production for Amazon Studios, with Kristen Bell and Allison Janney, due for release later this year. Annie was in The Blue Door, a multi-award winning and BAFTA-nominated short horror film, and will star in She Talks in Her Sleep- another short horror film, by the same company- later this year. Further credits include Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4), Soccer AM (Sky Sports), Girls Go Trolling (Channel 4), and 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, Tim Key, Joe Lycett, Rose Matafeo, and Vic Reeves, and many more. The show received widespread coverage in publications such as the Financial Times, The i newspaper, 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 ★★★★