Fern Brady
Fern Brady

Fern Brady

  • 37 years old
  • Scottish
  • Writer, stand-up comedian and actor
Fern Brady. Copyright: James Robertson

Fern Brady is a Scottish comedian and writer. A regular on comedy panel shows such as The News Quiz and The Now Show, her 2017 stand-up show, Suffer, Fools!, was filmed live for the BBC.

Year Production Role
2024 Brighton Dome Comedy Festival Self
2024 Winchester Comedy Festival Self
2024 End Of The Road Self
2024 Fern Brady: I Gave You Milk To Drink Coming Soon Self
2024 St Albans Comedy Garden Self
2024 Cambridge Comedy Garden Self
2024 Cambridge Comedy Garden Self
2024 Brighton Comedy Garden Self
2024 Bristol Comedy Garden Self
2024 Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable - Series 4
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2024 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen Executive Producer
2024 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen Writer
2024 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen Host / Presenter
2024 The Unbelievable Truth - Seasonal Trimmings
  1. Seasonal Trimmings
Guest
2024 Stitch Head Brand New Madame Miranda (Voice)
2023 Peckham Playground Self
2023 Reading & Leeds Festivals Self
2023 Roundhouse Comedy Festival Self
2023 Deer Shed Festival Self
2023 St Albans Comedy Garden Self
2023 Latitude Self
2023 Brighton Comedy Garden Self
2023 Bristol Comedy Garden Self
2023 Live @ The RSC Self
2023 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 7
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Unseen
Guest
2023 Jessica Fostekew: Sturdy Girls Club - Series 1
  1. E2 - Powerlifting
Guest
2023 The Last Leg - Series 27
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2023 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2023 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2023 Leicester Comedy Festival Self
2022 BBC New Comedy Award - 2022
  1. BBC New Comedy Awards Final 2022
Self
2022 Taskmaster - Series 14
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  1. E1 - The Chassis, The Wings
  2. E2 - Enormous Hugeness
  3. E3 - Dafty In The Middle
  4. E4 - Crumbs In My Bralette
  5. E5 - Chip Biffington
  6. E6 - Long-Legged Lobster
  7. E7 - The System Of Endless Plates
  8. E8 - The One That Bats Do
  9. E9 - A New Business End
  10. E10 - Did I Meet These Potatoes Before?
Self
2022 BBC New Comedy Awards - 2022
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  1. E1 - Deptford
  2. E2 - Exeter
  3. E3 - Derry
  4. E4 - Kilmarnock
  5. E5 - Middlesbrough
  6. E6 - Coventry
  7. E7 - Cardiff - Grand Final
Self
2022 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 6
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2022 Laughterama Self
2022 Guessable? - Series 3
  1. E12 - A Couple Of Floaters & An Inkling
Guest
2022 End Of The Road Self
2022 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen Self
2022 St Albans Comedy Garden Self
2022 Woolwich Words & Sounds Self
2022 Brighton Comedy Garden Self
2022 Bristol Comedy Garden Self
2022 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2022 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen Self
2022 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen Writer
2022 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 27
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 The News Quiz - Series 107
  1. Special - Best Of 2021
Guest
2021 Comedians Giving Lectures - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2021 BBC New Comedy Awards - 2021
  1. E5 - Dundee
Guest
2021 Newcastle Comedy Weekender Self
2021 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 5
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E6 - Episode Six
  3. E7 - Episode Seven
  4. Special - Best Of The Guests
  5. E9 - Episode Nine
  6. E11 - Episode Eleven
  7. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Self
2021 British As Folk
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  1. E1 - Midlands: Is It All Mundane In The Midlands?
  2. E2 - Wales: Are We Speaking The Same Language?
  3. E3 - East Yorkshire: Is It Really Grim Up North?
  4. E4 - Scotland: Do The Scots Really Hate The English?
  5. E5 - Cornwall: Do We Still Love To Be Beside The Seaside?
  6. E6 - Essex: Is The South All Style Over Substance?
Host / Presenter
2021 The Complaints Department
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen (Work In Progress) Self
2021 The Unbelievable Truth - Series 26
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 Country Mile Comedy Festival Self
2021 There's Something About Movies - Series 4
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2021 Growing Up Scottish - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Learn & Stylish
  2. E4 - Work & Party
Self
2021 Fern Brady: Power & Chaos Writer
2021 Fern Brady: Power & Chaos Host / Presenter
2021 The News Quiz - Series 104
  1. Special - Best Of 2020
  2. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2020 Felicity Ward - Appisodes - Series 2
  1. E2 - Smoking
Stop Smoking with Barbara
2020 Don't Hate The Playaz - Series 3
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2020 Breaking The News - Series 17
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2020 Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2020 Stand Up For Live Comedy
View episodes
  1. E4 - Glasgow
Host / Presenter
2020 The News Quiz - Series 103
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2020 Stuart Goldsmith's Infinite Sofa
  1. E43 - Episode Forty Three
Guest
2020 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2020 Fern Brady Goes Viral!
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Host / Presenter
2020 Vault Festival Self
2020 Roast Battle - Series 4
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2020 The News Quiz - Series 101
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2019 The Now Show - Series 55
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2019 The Now Show - Series 55
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Writer
2019 Birmingham Comedy Festival Self
2019 Fern Brady: Power and Chaos Self
2019 Live At The Apollo - Pride Specials
  1. Special - Episode One
Guest
2019 Utterly Outrageous Comedy
  1. E2 - Celebrity & Politics
  2. E3 - Religion & Death
Self
2019 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
Guest
2019 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2018 Whiplashed Team Captain
2018 Don't Ask Fern Host / Presenter
2018 Live At The Apollo - Series 14
  1. E6 - Jamali Maddix, Fern Brady, Sindhu Vee
Guest
2018 Breaking The News - Series 11
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2018 Roast Battle - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Self
2018 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 5
  1. E2 - Iain Stirling At The Comedy Store
  2. E7 - Alex Edelman At The Comedy Store
Guest
2018 Live From The BBC - Series 3
  1. E1 - Fern Brady
Self
2018 Life Lessons - Series 2
  1. E1 - Fern Brady - Why Sexual Harassment Is Your Fault
Host / Presenter
2018 The News Quiz - Series 96
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2018 Breaking The News - Series 9
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2018 The News Quiz - Series 95
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E9 - Robbing Richard And Judy
Guest
2017 The Now Show - Series 51
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2017 The Now Show - Series 51
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2017 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 1
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
Guest
2017 Breaking The News - Series 8
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2017 The News Quiz - Series 94
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2017 The Now Show - The Now Show At The Fringe
  1. The Now Show At The Fringe
Writer
2017 The Now Show - The Now Show At The Fringe
  1. The Now Show At The Fringe
Self
2017 Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools! Self
2017 Brexit Stage Left
View episodes
  1. E1 - Copenhagen
  2. E2 - Amsterdam
  3. E3 - Berlin
  4. E4 - Dublin
  5. Special - The Remainders
Self
2017 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - 2017
  1. Machynlleth Stand-Up Show 2017
Guest
2017 Dave Green's Street View Show
  1. E16 - Fern Brady
Guest
2017 Breaking The News - Series 6
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2017 State Of The Nations
  1. E4 - Scotland
Self
2017 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E4 - Stop Talking Trump
  2. E8 - Wayne Shaw Saves Britain
  3. E13 - Stick Special
  4. E19 - Avocado Special
  5. E27 - Racist In The Woodpile
Guest
2016 Breaking The News - Series 5
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2016 Fern Brady: Male Comedienne Self
2016 Stand Up Central - Series 2
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
Guest
2016 Breaking The News - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2016 Breaking The News - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 Breaking The News - Series 2
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 Radges Writer
2015 Radges Megan
2015 Fern Brady: People Are Idiots Self
2015 A Funny Kind Of... - Funny Kind Of Family
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2015 4 Extra Stands Up - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2015 The Fame Game Guest
2014 Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular - 2014
  1. Episode One
Guest
2014 The Alternative Comedy Experience - Series 2
  1. E8 - The One With The German
Guest
2014 Fern Brady and Peter Brush - Free Self
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 17
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. Special - Best Bits
  3. Special - Jimmy, Sean & Jon's Best Bits
Guest
2013 One of Us Might Be Famous - Free Self
2013 The Lunchtime Special Self
2011 So You Think You're Funny? Self
2011 Brady, Brush and French: A Triple Action Stand-Up Show Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Fern Brady on IMDb

Born
Monday 26th May 1986 (37 years-old)
Full name
Fern Marie Brady
Nationality
Scottish
Home town
Bathgate

Born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Fern Brady graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic and Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh, after which she trained to become a journalist. However, when an intern at Fest Magazine, a free magazine covering the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, she was tasked with the job of writing an article about a comedy critic trying stand-up for the first time. This was the impetus she needed to realise her true dream of becoming a live comedian herself.

After placing joint-third in So You Think You're Funny? at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, has went on to appear regularly on topical panel shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, and The Russell Howard Hour.

Her Fringe stand-up shows include People Are Idiots (2015), Male Comedienne (2016), and Suffer, Fools! (2017), the last of which was filmed for Live From The BBC in 2019.

Known for a brutal, cutting turn of phrase that rips through the noise, she has appeared on many radio programmes such as The Now Show and The News Quiz.

Nero Book Awards 2024
Non-Fiction Award (Winner)
Book of the Year (Nominee)
Chortle Awards 2024
Book Award (Winner)
British Book Awards 2024
Non-Fiction Audiobook of the Year (Winner)
National Comedy Awards, The 2023
Outstanding Female Comedy Entertainment Performance (Shortlisted)
Scottish Comedy Awards 2020
Best Solo Tour / Festival Show (Nominee)
JOE Comedy Awards 2020
Podcast (Winner (Wheel Of Misfortune))
NATYS: New Acts of the Year Show 2013
Top of the Bill (Nominee)
So You Think You're Funny? 2011
Main Prize (Nominee)

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