Pure. Marnie (Charly Clive)
Charly Clive

Charly Clive

  • Actor, writer, comedian and producer

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Pleasance announces a new batch of Fringe 2022 shows

Tim Vine, Nick Mohammed, Nick Helm and Jayde Adams are among the comics to have announced new Edinburgh Fringe shows today.

Chortle, 3rd May 2022

Charly Clive: I laughed at my brain tumour - otherwise I'd never stop crying

Actress Charly Clive was 23 when she got the devastating diagnosis. Here, she shares how she and her best friend have turned her story into a new BBC comedy.

Jenny Johnston, Daily Mail, 1st December 2021

Britney review: A masterclass in turning trauma into joy

Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson's adaptation of their stage comedy is a surreal, sensitive triumph.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 30th November 2021

Charly Clive: Why I chose to laugh at my brain tumour

When Charly was diagnosed with a brain tumour, she and her best friend Ellen decided the best way to cope was through comedy. Now they've written a new BBC Three show

Megan Lawton, BBC, 30th November 2021

Review: Britney, BBC Three/iPlayer

Miss it at your peril. It's bloody brilliant.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th November 2021

Britney review

It will always be known as the 'brain tumour comedy'. But Britney is much less about a terrifying diagnosis than it is about a deep friendship between two quirky kindred spirits entangled for life.

Bruce Dessau, Chortle, 30th November 2021

Britney, BBC3, review

The first time a brain tumour has ever been funny.

Bruce Dessau, i Newspaper, 30th November 2021

The story behind a new BBC comedy show about cancer

When Charly Clive was diagnosed with a brain tumour, she and her best friend Ellen Robertson found solace in humour - and went on to create a stage and TV show, too.

Sophie Gallagher, i Newspaper, 25th November 2021

Comedy Slices revealed as BBC marks female representation milestone

Four Comedy Slices pilots have been confirmed - Dinosaur, Britney, Ladybaby and Amicable - as BBC Three reveals it has reached a "watershed moment" in broadcasting history with most of its comedy now starring, written by or created by women.

British Comedy Guide, 16th April 2021

Love letters from comedians to comedy clubs

Jamie Demetriou, Ellie Taylor, Phil Wang and more talk about their favourite stand-up venues.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 16th August 2020

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