Katie Reddin-Clancy - Up and Coming Female Comedian
Reddin-Clancy…solid comedy chops.
Beautiful…haunting and poetic…Deliciously observed character comedy. Mesmerising and witty piece of comedy theatre.
Katie’s razor sharp…barbed tongue and her skill as a comedian. Katie is a skilled performer with fantastic delivery – I look forward to seeing her shine.
Photographer: Adam Hills
Stand up set
Character Sketch Monologues
Comedy Actor Biography
Stand Up Katie’s first stand up gig was headlining The Last Laugh Comedy Club at The Athenaeum to 200 people in 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
Returning to London, she learned a lot by gigging on the London stand-up circuit. In her first year, she won her London heat and performed in the semi-finals of the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ competition for new acts at The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe, 2014. She played various clubs such as The Camden Head, Up The Creek and The Cavendish Arms.
One Woman Shows Katie has also written, performed and produced two character solo shows. GRACE was shortlisted for Best Play at Brighton Fringe and toured Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe 2018. KATE MIDDLETON SHOW QUEEN was Katie’s debut show and toured Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Katie is also an experienced voice actor with a broadcast quality StudioBricks home studio. Currently nominated as “Radio Commercials – Best Performance” at the One Voice Awards 2020 she is now excited to be working in the Gaming, Animation, Anime and Radio Drama world.
Screen Katie also created comic characters for commercial work for Malmaison hotels and ING bank.
Radio Drama Another comedy outlet when Katie played the straight lead Lady Chiltern and the flamboyant sidekick Lady Basildon in Oscar Wilde’s AN IDEAL HUSBAND for Oneword/ Channel 4’s digital radio station.
Radio She also co-presented and produced the radio show, THE MENU SESSIONS with Atomic Hooligan and Jay Cunning on Breaks FM and Ministry of Sound before we podcast. Although it wasn’t an official “comedy” – it was! Tons of fun to do with pranks and banter at all times. The show came second internationally as ‘Best Radio Show for breakbeat’ in Breakspoll 2006 receiving 130,000 downloads that month. The Menu label and artists all won prestigious awards.
Katie Reddin-Clancy is quite simply one of the hardest-working and most tenaciously determined artists I have met and had the privilege to work with on a number of occasions. She is unrelenting in her self-discipline and ability to take on complex notes and dramaturgic concepts that would render a lesser artist catatonic in her stride – or, if she feels she must fight for her choices she does so with professionalism and respect.
Her artistic sensibilities are wide and often surprising, citing Brecht one moment and Bronksi Beat the next, all in service of the content and context of the personal journey she is sharing.Her work – sometimes to her chagrin – has often been compared to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and it took me a while to realise the umbrage taken was not the flattery of the comparison. It was that they come from dramatically different perspectives but both are generously open about the personal investment in their work. Blood, tears and dreams are on her work, I have never doubted.I love working with Katie, and know we shall do so many more times. She is a disciplined and elegant writer, a unanimously praised versatile actress and a good human. She has my validation on any project one is lucky enough to have her on. She will always go above and beyond.
Live in Red Bennies, Melbourne, Australia. Photographer: Charlie Brophy.
GRACE (2018) Tuxedo Cat (Adelaide Fringe Festival), The Butterfly Club (Melbourne International Comedy Festival), The Theatre Box / The Warren (Brighton Fringe Festival) and The Gilded Balloon (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
KATE MIDDLETON SHOW QUEEN (2013) (La Boheme – Adelaide Fringe Festival)
(The Butterfly Club – Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Gigs and Posters
SOLO SHOW - GRACE
“The strength of this show is Katie’s razor sharp…barbed tongue and her skill as a comedian. Katie is a skilled performer with fantastic delivery – I look forward to seeing her shine.”
“Beautiful…haunting and poetic…Deliciously observed character comedy. GRACE is a high reaching, mesmerising and witty piece of comedy theatre. Reddin-Clancy’s performance is powerful, intelligent and funny. Go see this show for laughs and food for thought.”
“Reddin-Clancy creates some wonderful characterisations and the comic delivery
of the stand-up aspects of the script is spot on…its heart is pure and strong.”
“Some performances defy genre and this production features elements of solo theatre, sketch comedy and stand-up. Essentially, it’s a one-person play about gender identity but that description does Grace and its writer/performer Katie Reddin-Clancy a disservice. With an opening that feels like character stand-up, Reddin-Clancy quickly establishes themselves as having solid comedy chops with the character of Sheryl, an extremely British middle-class theatre manager stuck with trying to explain why the act we’re here to see isn’t yet on stage. With many a witty aside and rambling opinions on everything from Brexit politics to dating, Sheryl is an engaging character and, when her part is over, I’m sad to see
“Katie Reddin-Clancy’s acting and delivery were superb, turning into a (at least) six woman show. Her brilliance shines in the details… The writing was clever, authentic and witty.”
“A remarkable, versatile talent who sets a very high bar indeed.”
“A barn-storming whirlwind performance by Katie, whose talent to create so many different characters is amazing. Tremendous hour of thought-provoking fun.”
“The characters belong in the acting world, an intriguing environment that provides a perfect set up for self directed humour… The quick, sarcastic gags and sharp dialogue was well written and Reddin-Clancy did a brilliant job.”
Ed Fest Mag
“The fringe is perfect for performances like Grace: it’s not quite theatre, or comedy… full of fascinating contradictions…Through a series of ‘talking heads’-style monologues, ‘Grace’ skirts the distinction between truth and illusion in a cleverly- written comedy cabaret. At once confusing and clear, it draws interesting comparisons between acting and gendered behaviour, with pointed commentaries about the drag and theatre industries. The writing is sharp and the acting good.”
“Through humour, thought-provoking discussion, and character development, GRACE slowly uncovers its core: a story about identity and love. It explores quite intrinsic elements of humanity while maintaining humour and wit throughout. Charming, funny, and witty, GRACE is perfectly pitched to elicit the audience’s responses at every moment. Mixing humour, seriousness, and irreverence, the blend of the performance is something that almost should not work – yet somehow, by the skill of Reddin-Clancy as a performer, it works. Remarkable in its originality and daring, Grace is an excellent performance showcasing a talented performer’s ability to adopt new and distinct personas deftly.”
SOLO SHOW - KATE MIDDLETON SHOWQUEEN
“Katie Reddin-Clancy’s prodigious acting talents make the show worth seeing.”
“Reddin-Clancy’s acting is first-rate and I am left wanting to see more of her.”
“Brunette Bridget Jones, passionate and captivating…the perfect girls’ night out.”
Rip It Up
“A display of talent, wit, fantastic delivery and zeal!” Fringe Review
“…well observed and beautifully delivered.” Adelaide Now
“Darn good writing throughout…great insights into life, smashing one-liners plus Reddin-Clancy is a quality performer.” Adelaide Theatre Guide
“Reddin-Clancy combines humor, wit and intriguing storytelling with a raw performance…”
“Katie has an originality and aliveness in her work that will make a name for her in the entertainment industry. She has a delicious blend of spontaneity, focus, unpredictability and compassion that allows her to bring whatever material she is working on to life.” Josh Pais, Actor, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, PHONE BOOTH, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, SEX IN THE CITY, THE SOPRANOS
“I laughed and cried. Power-house performance from Katie Reddin-Clancy who devastated me.” Jenny Beasley, Reviewer, WOODCUT
“Katie Reddin-Clancy in particular, excelling in the role of Helen. She spans the range showing calculated ferociousness and crumbling into despair with equal measures of riveting truthfulness.” Archie Whyld Reviewer, WOODCUT
“Katie is a smart actress, has great instincts and takes direction with ease.” Robert Bella, Director, Atlantic theater company
“Katie is an exciting actress of great presence. Her wit and her work ethic make her a pleasure to work with. She lights up the stage.” Anya Saffir, Director, Atlantic and Muse theater company
“Katie was wonderful to work with and absolutely key in the success of my film. She was punctual, prepared, and very talented – I couldn’t have asked for more.”
David Broyles, Director, HOMECOMING
“Not easy to throw away traditional conceptions of Shakespeare and deliver lines as natural speech (especially at short notice). Katie managed it; few actors can. Professional and fun to work with.” Alexander Fodor, Director, HAMLE