Fern Brady

BBC New Comedy Awards Return – Enter Here

The BBC’s biggest comedy talent search is back! In our quest to unearth the comedy stars of the future across stand-up and digital we’re looking for entries for the 2022 BBC New Comedy Awards, returning in Autumn 2022. This year’s winner could be you!


Richard Osman's House of Games – Fern Brady Takes on Edith Bowman, Will Kirk and Martin Lewis

Scottish comedian Fern Brady takes on a tough line-up this week on Richard Osman's House of Games. There's fellow Scot, DJ/broadcaster Edith Bowman, Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis and Will Kirk.

Brady has been building up a big following on the comedy circuit in recent years with her tough, uncompromising confessional shows. She was recently diagnosed as autistic and has been typically outspoken on the subject, how she has difficulty, for example picking up conversational cues and has trouble making smalltalk.


TV Review: British As Folk, Dave

Older readers might remember Monty Python's Whicker Island sketch where there were too many Alan Whickers and not enough rich people left to interview. In recent months it has started to feel as if there are too many comedians criss-crossing the UK and not enough people to interview too. If it isn't Susan Calman in the highlands it is Paul Merton or Shane Richie in their own respective motorised vehicles or Rob Beckett and Romesh having a crack at Olympic events.


Edinburgh Fringe "Work In Progress" Comment Whips Up A Storm

An article in the Edinburgh Evening News has upset comedians heading to the Edinburgh Fringe with its comments about work-in-progress shows.


Battersea Arts Centre Announces Comedy Season

Battersea Arts Centre has announced a season of comedy this September, welcoming back audiences to the iconic London building, with every ticket offered as part of the new Pay What You Can pricing model.


Good Ship Comedy Sails South Of The River

After more than a decade entertaining crowds in Kilburn and Camden Town, last summer Good Ship Comedy set sail across the Thames to the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth as part of The New Normal Festival.   


Fern Brady Autistic Bikini Queen Tour Dates

One of the UK’s most exciting comedians, Fern Brady is heading out on a nationwide tour of her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen.  Starting in Salford on 25th January and ending in Glasgow at the Kings Theatre on 17th March.


News: Fern Brady, Power And Chaos, BBC Scotland/BBC One/iPlayer

I've got to be honest. While it's great to see comedians back on stage on television in the current Funny Festival Live on BBC Two I'm not sure if it's the best showcase for stand-up. It reminds me of ancient pre-Live at the Apollo BBC stand-up shows filmed in small venues, such as Paramount City, that never quite captured the atmosphere of a real live gig.


Interview: Fern Brady On Hosting BBC's Stand Up For Live Comedy

Fern Brady is the host of the latest edition of BBC Three's Stand Up For Live Comedy. It is available on iPlayer now here and on BBC1 on Monday, October 12 at 10.45pm too. It was recorded in Glasgow. 


News: Hosts Announced for New BBC Stand Up Show

BBC Presents: Stand Up For Live Comedy will start filming on 1 September in six different cities across the UK, with a mission to kick start live stand-up comedy again. 



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