Comedy Night: Sara Barron + Annie McGrath
Sara Barron is one of the fastest-rising comedians of her generation. Since her 2018 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, she’s starred on shows including Live at the Apollo (BBC), Would I Lie to You? (BBC) and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC).
A powerhouse live act, Sara’s two stand-up hours, For Worse (2018) and Enemies Closer (2019) have sold out at both the Edinburgh Festival and at multiple runs in London’s Soho Theatre. She was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and at the Chortle Awards, as well as receiving rave reviews from publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard and The Scotsman.
As a writer, Sara has published two essay collections, People are Unappealing and The Harm in Asking. Her writing has also featured in Vanity Fair and on This American Life.
Annie McGrath is a comedian renowned for her joke writing skills and deadpan style. Described by The Feminist Fringe as “dark and hilarious” ★★★★★, Annie’s sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, Shepherd, received critical acclaim and transferred to a run at London’s Soho Theatre.
Annie has written on multiple episodes of the award-winning panel show, A League of Their Own (Sky One), as well as on the upcoming series of Fantasy Football (Sky) hosted by Elis James and Matt Lucas. She also contributed to the latest series of The Emily Atack Show (ITV2), and to BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack. An established sketch writer, Annie has been nominated for multiple Funny Woman Awards, in 2018, for her comedy short, PanettoneGate; and in 2019 for her web series, Baby Shower. Annie was commissioned by English Heritage to write and present Have You Met?, a comedy series of educational videos centred around key figures throughout British History.
As an actor, Annie appears alongside Eleanor Tomlinson in series two of Stephen Merchant’s comedy-drama, The Outlaws (BBC One). She plays Bits in The People We Hate at the Wedding, a FilmNation production for Amazon Studios, with Kristen Bell and Allison Janney, due for release later this year. Annie was in The Blue Door, a multi-award winning and BAFTA-nominated short horror film, and will star in She Talks in Her Sleep- another short horror film, by the same company- later this year. Further credits include Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4), Soccer AM (Sky Sports), Girls Go Trolling (Channel 4), and Grave New World (Amazon), Razor Sharp (Channel 4) and The Joy of Missing Out (Channel 4).