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Bridget Christie

Top UK Comedian, Writer


Bridget Christie

Bridget began her stand-up career in 2005.

She was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (2005) and for the Chortle Best Breakthrough Act (2009) and has gone on to receive a plethora of nominations and awards.

Bridget has written and performed 11 critically acclaimed consecutive solo Edinburgh Festival shows:

  1. The Cheese Roll
  2. The Court of King Charles II (2007 - inaugural Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award 2007)
  3. The Court of King Charles II – The Second
  4. My Daily Mail Hell
  5. A Ant
  6. Housewife Surrealist
  7. War Donkey
  8. A Bic for Her* (2013 - Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show; 2014 - South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, Chortle Award for Best Show, and Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre, and top-selling comedy show at Soho Theatre ever).
  9. An Ungrateful Woman*
  10. A Book for Her
  11. Mortal (later re-titled Because You Demanded It). (Because You Demanded It was The Guardian’s No 1 Comedy of the Year).

Her last four Edinburgh festival shows have been in the Top 5 best reviewed comedy shows at the Fringe and her last show, Mortal, topped a list of the best reviewed Edinburgh fringe shows according to List magazine.

*Her 2014 tour, a double bill of A Bic for Her and an Ungrateful Woman, won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour. 

Bridget’s debut BBC Radio 4 series ‘Bridget Christie Minds The Gap’ was broadcast in April 2013. It won Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards and a prestigious 2014 Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy. It was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award 2014. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 and won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme.

She has also appeared in several TV and radio comedy shows, and various podcasts. She was nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her performance on Have I Got News For You.

Bridget has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and various magazines and publications. Between October 2015 and March 2016 Bridget had her own weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine, for which she gained a Glamour Magazine 2016 award nomination.

Her debut book, ‘A Book for Her’ was published in July 2015 to universal critical acclaim.

In May 2016 Bridget recorded her debut stand-up special, Stand Up for Her, which was released direct to Netflix on 31 March 2017 making her the first British female stand-up on the streaming service. You can watch it here.

She is now working on her own solo projects for Channel Four and BBC Radio 4 and continues to tour her latest show ‘What Now?’.