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. She has also written for the Radio 4 show Dilemma and for Radio 3's Night Waves.
Ariane writes regularly for The Spectator, and wrote the cover feature for the magazine's historic all-female cover, the first in the magazine's 188-year history, published in August 2016. 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 several television debates, including an appearance on ITV1's The Alan Titchmarsh Show and a number of appearances on BBC1's BBC Breakfast. She has also taken part in many radio debates, including on Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 5, talkSPORT and LBC. She appeared on a panel at the 2016 Hay-on-Wye philosophy festival How the Light Gets In, and has spoken at an Oxford Union debate. She will be appearing in a debate at the Cambridge Union in December 2016.
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 August 2016, she received a write-up in The Scotsman with the quotes 'She's fantastic. Wonderfully clever lyrics and very funny.' Comedy reviewer Claire Smith also wrote in The Scotsman, 'You may not have heard of Ariane Sherine yet, but you will.'
In 2016, Ariane has performed at shows including Pull the Other One, the Monkey Business Saturday Late Show, the Old Ram Brewery, Comedy Café, Up the Creek, Downstairs at the King's Head and is currently gigging for the UK's largest independent comedy booker, Mirth Control. She performed 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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