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Annie McGrath


Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke writing skills and deadpan style. Her 2019 Edinburgh show, Shepherd, was met with critical acclaim ("nothing but masterful"- Short Com). Annie wrote and starred in Channel 4’s Girls Go Trolling and ITV2’s @elevenish. She has appeared in numerous sketches on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM and her football skills have even made it onto BBC Three. Annie’s stand up has featured on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 4 Extra. She has also written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack.

Annie has appeared alongside Gemma Whelan in The Blue Door, an award-winning horror film which has been nominated for a BAFTA (Best British Short Film 2019) and has gained international recognition at a number of short film festivals worldwide. Annie makes regular online content with independent producers Turtle Canyon Comedy. One of her sketches received over 19,000 views (The Girl Who Has Never Laughed), another led her to become a finalist in the 2018 Funny Women Awards (PanettoneGate) and her web series Baby Shower, has been nominated for the 2019 Funny Women Awards in the Best Comedy Web Series category. 

In 2016, Annie took her debut stand-up show to the Edinburgh Fringe, where she was awarded one of Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe. She returned in 2017 with her second show Ambivert, which included The Telegraph’s Funniest One-Liners from the Fringe 2017. She has performed at clubs and theatres nationwide, as well as festivals including Latitude, Green Man, Cornbury, VAULT Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Buxton Fringe and the Camden Fringe. 

Aside from stand-up, Annie is one half of double-act Twins with Jack Barry (“Two razor-sharp comedy minds” – EdFringe Review). Turtle Canyon Comedy filmed their 2015 show Twins: Pret A Comedy for NextUp, an exclusive online comedy platform.

Annie founded the University of  Leeds’ Comedy Society and was part of the university’s sketch group The Leeds Tealights for three years as a performer, writer and producer. She was a member of the 2010 Tealights cast that won the National Student’s Best Student Sketch Group Award. Annie has written features for iNews, Marie Claire and ASOS.

Represented by James Taylor and Katie McKay at Avalon Management