Andrew Doyle (comedian)

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Andrew Doyle is a British comedian, playwright, journalist, and political satirist who previously co-wrote Jonathan Pie and is most famous for creating the fictitious character Titania McGrath.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] He regularly writes for Spiked magazine and runs Comedy Unleashed. Doyle has performed his stand up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, four of which have also been performed at the Soho Theatre London. He has appeared on Sky News as a commentator. He has been a speaker at the Institute of Ideas, Battle of Ideas Festival in London.[10]


Personal Life[edit]

Doyle is from an Irish Catholic background, and was born in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.[11] [12] He holds degrees in English and a doctorate in early Renaissance poetry, from Wadham College, Oxford,[13] he is a visiting research fellow at Queen's University, Belfast.

Plays[edit]

  • Borderland
  • Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends (BBC Radio 4)
  • The Second Mr Bailey (BBC Radio 4)
  • Reacher's Point (BBC Radio 4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urwin, Rosamund (3 March 2019). "Woke Twitter spoof Titania McGrath might be a man". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Why I invented Titania McGrath". spiked-online.com. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Adam J.; Waugh, Jo. "Titania McGrath: Twitter parody of 'wokeness' owes a lot to satirists of the 18th century". The Conversation. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  4. ^ Clark, Alex (10 March 2019). "Titania McGrath: laugh if you want, but woke's no joke". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  5. ^ Lyons, Izzy (6 March 2019). "Titania McGrath: 'Queen of woke Twitter culture' sheds his online mask". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Final Shows Announced at Pleasance To Complete A Bumper Programme Of 265 Shows". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ Am; May 24, apresto; Views, 2019 (24 May 2019). "Ricky Gervais Levels Milkshake-Throwing Lefties: 'Deserve A Smack In The Mouth'". Daily Wire. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  8. ^ "The comedian behind 'woke and radical intersectionalist poet' Titania McGrath speaks out". Fox News Channel. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Titania McGrath's tired and unfunny "joke" is just the old sneering at the young". New Statesman. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  10. ^ Speakers Andrew Doyle Battle of Ideas Festival
  11. ^ Search for Northern Irelands next musical theatre stars www.culturenorthernireland.org
  12. ^ Andrew Doyle Friendly Fire The List, www.list.co.uk.
  13. ^ Paige, Jonathan (7 March 2019). "Unmasked: Twitter satirist who pokes fun at 'woke'". The Times. Retrieved 31 December 2019.