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Fern Brady

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.

Biography

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 Fringe Festival, 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 News Quiz.

Gender
Female
Nationality
Scotland

Awards

  • Scottish Comedy Awards 2020 - Best Solo Tour / Festival Show: Nominee
  • So You Think You're Funny? 2011 - Main Prize: Nominee

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2020 Stand Up For Live Comedy Brand New Host / Presenter
2020 Glasgow International Comedy Festival Self
2020 Fern Brady Goes Viral! Host / Presenter
2020 Vault Festival (London) Self
2020 Roast Battle - Series 4
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Self
2020 The News Quiz - Series 101 Guest
2019 The Now Show - Series 55 Self
2019 The Now Show - Series 55 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. E3 - Religion & Death
  2. E2 - Celebrity & Politics
Self
2019 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 3
  1. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2019 The Stand Up Sketch Show - Series 1 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. E7 - Alex Edelman At The Comedy Store
  2. E2 - Iain Stirling 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 Guest
2018 Breaking The News - Series 9
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2018 The News Quiz - Series 95 Guest
2018 Sam Delaney's News Thing
  1. E9 - Robbing Richard And Judy
Guest
2017 The Now Show - Series 51 Self
2017 The Now Show - Series 51 Writer
2017 The Russell Howard Hour - Series 1
  1. E11 - Episode Eleven
Guest
2017 Breaking The News - Series 8
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2017 The News Quiz - Series 94 Guest
2017 Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools! Self
2017 Brexit Stage Left 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. E27 - Racist In The Woodpile
  2. E19 - Avocado Special
  3. E13 - Stick Special
  4. E8 - Wayne Shaw Saves Britain
  5. E4 - Stop Talking Trump
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 Megan
2015 Radges Writer
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. Special - Jimmy, Sean & Jon's Best Bits
  2. Special - Best Bits
  3. E7 - Episode Seven
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 might be found here:
Fern Brady on IMDb

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