Laura Smyth

Laura Smyth

Laura Smyth is a comedian, writer and actor from East London.

In 2019 Laura won the Funny Women Awards having only been doing comedy for 5 months. Since then, she has continued to take the comedy scene by storm; a favourite on the live circuit Laura has supported Jack Whitehall and Michelle de Swarte on tour and played the Comedy Arena at Latitude, Reading and Leeds Festivals.

TV appearances include ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC Two), ‘Frankie Boyle’s New World Order’ (BBC Two), ‘Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club’ (ITV1), ‘Yesterday, Today and the Day Before’ (Comedy Central) and ‘As Yet Untitled’ (Dave). Laura is soon to be seen making her debut appearance on ‘Cats Does Countdown’ for Channel 4. As an actor she has appeared in ‘Pru’ for BBC Three, independent feature ‘Cottontail’ and played the lead in her own original narrative non-tx ‘Launderette’ for BBC.

Laura co-hosts BBC Sounds hit podcast ‘Bang On It’ with Michelle de Swarte which is released weekly.

A prolific narrative writer, Laura has written on the new re-boot of ‘Bad Education’ for BBC Three; new comedy series ‘Deep Fakes’ for ITV2 as well as having several of her own projects in development, including original script commissions from BBC and Channel 4. 

“One of the best acts I’ve seen in a long long time” – Romesh Ranganathan

“A proper star in the making” – Jack Whitehall

“A comic powerhouse” – Mo Gilligan

“Laura is a brilliant comedian whipsmart, warm and very very funny” – Roisin Conaty

“A force of nature” – Chortle

“Naturally funny” – Jo Brand

“One of the best acts I’ve seen in a long long time” �" Romesh Ranganathan