Lancashire comedian, Katie Mulgrew really likes making people laugh. It’s kinda her thing.
She gigs all over the country in comedy clubs doing just that, to mostly success.
She also makes her Mum laugh loads.
She’s done lots of lovely things whilst being a comedian like being tour support for The Boy With Tape On His Face and Vikki Stone. She has written for The News Quiz and you can hear her dulcet Northern tones featured on the BBC Radio 2 documentary series, The history of British comedy. She got to be very silly indeed on a couple of episodes of the CBBC show, The Dog Ate My Homework. She recently co-hosted a Tv pilot on ITV2 called Lovefix.
She won the inaugural 2015 Liverpool Hope playwriting prize and is currently working with the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre and Unity theatre in bringing her play to the stage.
Katie sometimes hosts her own podcast called ‘The FunnyGirl Podcast’ in where she enthusiastically discusses Musicals with guest stand up comedians. She is one third of the ‘Animates’ podcast with fellow stand ups Tony Jameson and Jim Smallman about their favourite childhood cartoons.
Katie has performed three solo stand up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is currently working on her fourth show when she’s not consumed with trying to keep the human she has made alive.
Nice things people said about Katie and her Edinburgh shows
“…Laugh affirming stuff.”
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ****
“Self-deprecating good humour and great delivery…hilarious and sweet…”
London Is Funny ****
“…An absloute natural stand up, unpretentious and hugely likeable, and a great writer…A naturally gifted comic who can go all the way…”
The Skinny ****
“…It turns out that intellectual comedy doesn’t have to be belligerent or dry.”
“charmingly honest…delightfully tender and thoroughly entertaining.”
“…enjoyable, lively and very funny.”
“a pretty great hour of comedy.”
“…Comedy courses through her veins…”
“…Among the best on the Fringe…”
“Mulgrew is an engaging, likeable presence who doesn’t struggle to hold the audience’s attention. This is a well-structured thoughtful show..radiating warmth”
“…honest, un-cynical comedy that’s rough around the ages but tremendously warm.”
“…Aptly articulated observations and unexpectedly wicked side-lines.”