Holly Walsh is a rare breed – a female comedian who just wants to tell jokes. You're unlikely to find any bra gags in Holly's routines, which is refreshing and for that we are thankful. ...
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August 15, 2010
August 6, 2010
Holly Walsh is a rare breed – a female comedian who just wants to tell jokes. You're unlikely to find any bra gags in Holly's routines, which is refreshing and for that we are thankful.
Before deciding that making people laugh was a viable career option, Holly read Art History at Cambridge University and then worked at small art galleries in East London. It was during her art gallery years that Holly attended comedy writing classes to perfect the art of the classic joke.
In 2006 she went into comedy full time. The same year, she was runner up in the 'Amused Moose Laugh Off' on the Edinburgh Fringe.
She returned to Edinburgh in 2007 and 2008 and also won the Best Newcomer award at the 2008 Chortle Awards. She returned to the 'Amused Moose Laugh Off' in 2009 to co-present with Jack Whitehall.
Holly likes to tell gags. There's no character to work through, no long rambling stories, and you certainly won't get her doing half an hour on what it's like to be a woman.
Holly prefers to focus on the futility of temporary office work, her dislike of trendy bars and her love of the credit crunch. Her insights on the timing of the Queen's speech and whether anyone has actually seen the Mousetrap not only make you laugh but actually make you think.
Since 2008, Holly Walsh has been making frequent appearances on the television. From our very own Edinburgh & Beyond to Big Brother (Big Mouth and Little Brother) to CBBC, on which she has been both a continuity announcer and friend to a talking cactus.
Holly has also appeared on a full array of panel shows including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, You Have Been Watching and Would I Lie To You and co-presented TNT Show with Jack Whitehall on Channel 4.
Holly has also written for a number of shows including That Mitchell And Webb Sound, It's That Jo Caulfield Again and The News Quiz.
Holly's art of bringing back the classic gag is commendable in this day and age. She is extremely likeable and one of the funniest women performing today, without any mention of menstruation.
Did You Know?:
Holly Walsh broke her arm jumping from a pier at the Worthing International Birdman Festival. Apparently she entered the water wrong. You're not meant to jump into the sea in a home made helicopter.