Katy Brand
Katy Brand

Welcome!  My name is Katy Brand. I am an actor, writer and comedian. Please take a look around...

October 2018


Katy filmed a cameo role in a new indie horror film, 'Paintball Massacre', expected for cinema release Spring 2019.


Katy continues her work interviewing top authors for Penguin Books Podcast, including Gabourey Sidibe, Pat Barker, Tim Peake, Colm Toibin and Viv Groskop.  Go to the Penguin Podcast website to listen.


'Grandpa's Great Escape' by David Walliams, adapted for BBC1, starring Katy as Miss Verity, has been nominated for a Children's BAFTA.


September 2018


Katy filmed The Pilgrimage: Series 2 for BBC2, a new prime-time commission for Easter 2019.


August 2018


Katy launches her new podcast, 'Lucky Bitches', interviewing Jennifer Saunders, Helen Lederer and Emma Kennedy, with many more to come.


July 2018:


Katy was the headliner at the Saturday night show in the Comedy Tent at Cornbury Festival on 14th July 2018.


June 2018:


Katy was delighted and honoured to be a judge on the highly prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction 2018.


The winner was 'Home Fire' by Kamila Shamsie.


May-June 2018:


Katy's debut play '3Women' enjoyed a sell-out run at Trafalgar Studios 2, 18th May-9th June 2018.


'3Women' starred Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Oliver Greenall.  It was directed by Michael Yale, and produced by Eilene Davidson for Stage Traffic.


It premiered to wide critical acclaim and sell-out audiences.


'* * * * brilliantly clever writing' - New European

'* * * * a timely and important play' - Daily Express

'sharp and convincing' - The Guardian

'it has heart and lots of laughs' - Daily Mail

'witty and insightful - I really recommend this' - Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4


'3Women' is available to buy from Samuel French Ltd.


April 2018:


Katy Brand’s Book Group - 26th April 2018, 9.15pm, Underbelly Festival South Bank.



Katy and guests discuss good books, bad books, childhood books and dirty books. It won’t stay highbrow for long... Starring Al Murray and Natalie Haynes as guests.

Tickets here:  http://www.underbellyfestival.com/whats-on/katy-brands-book-group





2017 News:


December 2017


Katy was honoured to be Team Captain for her alma mater, Keble College, Oxford for the 2017/18 edition of Celebrity University Challenge.  


The rounds were broadcast on BBC2 across Christmas and New Year, and saw Keble win over all, beating Reading University in a now legendary final.


October 2017


Katy was thrilled be cast as Miss Verity in the BBC's adaptation of David Walliams' 'Grandpa's Great Escape', broadcast on BBC on New Year's Day 2018.


August 2017


Katy's Edinburgh Fringe show 'I Could've Been An Astronaut' was at The Pleasance, 2-26th August 2017.

Tickets here:

Didn't make it up to Edinburgh? Never fear! Katy is bringing her brand new show 'I Could've Been An Astronaut' to Soho Theatre next month!

September 19th - 23rd 2017
£12 - £16

Tickets: http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/katy-brand-i-couldandrsquo-ve-been-an-astronaut/

‘Intelligent storytelling' - Times
‘Brand has an innate ability to hook the audience and tell a great story enabling her to deliver a fun show.’ - Reviews Hub


May-June 2017


Katy toured her critically-acclaimed live show, 'I Was A Teenage Christian'.  


She performed 45 dates at venues across the UK.


2016 News:


August 2016


Katy premiered her live show 'I Was A Teenage Christian' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  It was critically acclaimed and enjoyed a sell-out run across the month.  It later transferred to the Soho Theatre, where it also sold out across the week.


'Laugh out loud funny' - The Skinny

'The church's loss is comedy's gain' - Evening Standard


And, as if that isn't enough, you can pledge to crowdfund the sequel to her novel 'Brenda Monk is Funny', which is called 'Brenda Monk is Famous' right here.  



My book 'Brenda Monk is Funny' is available to buy http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brenda-Monk-Funny-Katy-Brand/dp/1783520345
My favourite character from my sketch, Caroline, having a bad day and in need of a 'little treat'...



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Hi there, thanks for visiting.  I am an award-winning comedian, writer and actor, known for Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, which ran on British TV for three series.  I have appeared in films, TV shows, radio programmes and live on stage.  I have also written for other people's shows and for magazines and newspapers.


My novel, Brenda Monk is Funny, is available from Unbound, Amazon and both good and bad bookshops.


My play, 3Women, is availble to buy from Samuel French Ltd.


Lots going on, so please do check back for regular updates.


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