Ariane Sherine is a comedy writer, stand-up comic and singer-songwriter. She has written for several television programmes, including BBC1’s My Family, BBC2 and BBC3’s Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Children’s BBC’s The Story of Tracy Beaker, CBeebies’ Space Pirates, Children’s ITV’s The New Worst Witch and Channel 4’s Countdown.


Ariane writes regularly for The Spectator. She has written over 70 comment and analysis columns for The Guardian, as well as travel features for The Sunday Times, features for The Independent and Independent on Sunday, book reviews for The Observer, music reviews for NME, interviews for New Humanist, and features for magazines including Esquire and New Humanist. She has participated in many radio debates, including on Radio 2 and Radio 4, and will be appearing on a panel at the 2016 Hay-on-Wye philosophy festival How the Light Gets In.


Ariane performed for six months on the stand-up circuit in 2003, reaching the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Final. She returned to the comedy circuit in February 2016, achieving seven paid gigs in her first seven weeks. Her Love Song for Jeremy Corbyn has appeared in the Evening Standard, and her weekly email Adventures of a Stand-Up Comic is currently being serialised on Chortle.


In 2016, she has performed at shows including Pull the Other One, the Monkey Business Saturday Late Show, the Old Ram Brewery, Nikolaugh Teslaugh, Il Puma Londinese, the Trinity, the Grouchy Club, Comedy Café, Up the Creek (where she beat The Blackout) and many more. She has been booked as a headliner at Crown the Knave and the Wednesday show at Café Mode, and is currently gigging for Mirth Control. She will be performing at this year’s Malcolm Hardee Awards Show in Edinburgh.


Ariane is currently working on both her debut novel and her first full-length solo comedy show, which she will be taking to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017.


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