Friday the 27th August 2021 brings the half way point of 8 consecutive Fridays were I release interviews that I have done with other professionally funny people. We talk about how they got their start in the industry they love.
This episode is with feminist comedian and political activist. Kate Smurthwaite.
Kate has a fabulous Patreon page of news satire you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/newsatkate.
We chat about how, after almost a decade working for banks and hedge funds she made the switch to comedy and how you have to diversify, epsecially in a pandemic, to survive. We also talk about her mum, going to the doctors and much, much more.
Kate performs stand-up comedy all over the UK and around the world
In 2013 she won a Three Week's Editor's Choice Award naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2014 she was nominated for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for campaigning against violence against women.
Kate has appeared as a panelist on Question Time as well as The Big Questions, This Morning, BBC News, Sky News, Woman's Hour, The Today Program, The Moral Maze and Newsnight.
Internationally she is probably best-known as the star of a viral video circulated under the name Atheist Bitchslap.
Kate's campaigning work has included almost a decade as spokesperson for Abortion Rights UK and working with female asylum seekers through Women For Refugee Women and Women Asylum Seekers Together.