Kate Smurthwaite is a professional comedian who has taken ten solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and toured at venues around the country. In 2013 she won a Three Weeks Editor’s Choice Award and was lauded as one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh festival. She is also a prolific comedy writer and has written for shows including Have I Got News For You and BBC 3’s BAFTA-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised.
Kate’s comedy career started when she took a course in stand up. She then spent a decade honing her stage skills as resident MC at the critically acclaimed Soho Comedy Club, hosting shows three nights a week in the heart of London’s entertainment district. As well as touring her solo comedy show, in her capacity as a political commentator Kate has appeared as a guest on programmes including Question Time and This Morning. Her humorous political columns have been published in The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, New Statesman, Cosmopolitan and Stylist, and Kate has a regular column for New Internationalist.