Tessa Coates

Tessa Coates is a writer, performer, comedian and podcaster.

Tessa performed her third sold-out solo show ‘Get Your Tessa Coates You’ve Pulled’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022, and is gearing up for a nationwide tour and Soho run in 2023.

Tessa‘s second show, ‘Witch Hunt’, was adapted into her Radio 4 stand up special, Resting Witch Face. Her debut show, ‘Primates’, was adapted for US television and sold in a competitive situation to ABC, with Greg Daniels and Howard Klien of the American Office attached to executive produce.

Tessa co-hosts the critically acclaimed and award-losing podcast Nobody Panic, and last year published a companion book of the same name.

She’s appeared on Hypothetical (Dave), Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Ladhood (BBC), Mae Martin’s Feel Good (Netflix), Rose Matafeo’s Starstruck (HBO), Sneakerhead (UKTV), The Other One (BBC), Birds of a Feather (ITV), and Damned (Channel 4).

Following an intensive bidding war, Amazon has landed Tessa’s new action-adventure show starring Hannah Waddingham and Octavia Spencer with an eight-episode, straight-to-series order.

Tessa was one third of cult sketch group Massive Dad, alongside Stevie Martin and Liz Kingsman, and was tour support for Nish Kumar: Your Power, Your Control.