Since 2010 Fern Brady has quickly established herself as one of the sharpest new acts on the comedy circuit by becoming a finalist in a number of high profile competitions, including So You Think You’re Funny?, New Act of the Year and Piccadilly Comedy New Act of the Year.
Fern has recently been selected as the newest act to appear on the second series of Stewart Lee’s The Alternative Comedy Experience due to broadcast on Comedy Central in early 2014.
Prior to entering comedy Fern was an award-nominated journalist and still contributes opinion pieces to The Guardian online. She has also spoken about politics and class on BBC Radio 5 Live, appeared on Newsnight and is currently working on a number of projects for Radio 4.
“Fern Brady is developing a potent identity with her gravelly attacks upon the delicate boundaries of modern taste…a fearsome originality and a torrent of arresting and disturbing imagery.” Scotland on Sunday
“Wicked, close to the bone gags and a classy poise that showed she’s no stranger to the stage. What gave her the edge, though, was her closing routine on foxes in the Daily Mail – smart, sharp and the sort of material from which she could build a whole winning show.” The Stage
“Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot…has the air about her of a woman going places.” The Scotsman
“obnoxious, rude and utterly brilliant” ThreeWeeks