Bridget Christie onstage at Crap Comedy Festival, 2017.
Bridget Louise Christie
17 August 1971
|Occupation||Stand-up, actor, writer|
Bridget Louise Christie (born 17 August 1971) is an English stand-up comedian, actress and writer. She has written and performed 12 Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows and several comedy tours, in addition to radio and television work. She has received multiple British and international comedy awards and is also an award-winning newspaper columnist and author.
Early life and education
Christie appeared in various theatre productions and adverts before she began her stand-up career in 2004.
Her debut BBC Radio 4 series, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap, was broadcast in April 2013. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 followed by a third, Bridget Christie's Utopia, in January 2018. The three series were very well received and won several radio awards including Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards, the 2014 Rose D'Or International Broadcasting Award and a nomination for a Radio Academy Award 2014.
Her debut book, A Book for Her, was published by Century Random House in hardback in July 2015 to critical acclaim, from The Daily Telegraph and The List and The Observer. The paperback was released in February 2016 and the Spanish version was launched in Barcelona in March 2017.
Christie has written for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent, and The Observer. She had a weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine from October 2015 to March 2016 for which she gained a Glamour Magazine 2016 award nomination. Christie also won a 2015 Red Magazine Award (Creative) and a Marie Claire Women at the Top Award (2015).
In May 2016 Christie recorded her debut stand-up special, Stand Up for Her (Live from Hoxton Hall), produced by Baby Cow Productions for BBC Worldwide. It was released direct to Netflix on 31 March 2017 making her the first British female stand-up on the streaming service.
She has written and performed 12 critically acclaimed consecutive solo Edinburgh Festival shows. Her Edinburgh festival shows A Bic for Her, An Ungrateful Woman and her Brexit-themed "Because You Demanded It" topped the British Comedy Guide's List of Best Reviewed Shows at the fringe.
Because You Demanded It was The Guardian's No 1 Comedy of the Year 2016.
In 2020 she was a finalist for Best Scripted Comedy (Longform) BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Christie has appeared in several TV comedy programmes, including It's Kevin (BBC2), QI, The Omid Djalili Show (BBC1), Harry Hill's Little Cracker (Sky), Anna and Katy (Channel 4), The Culture Show (BBC2), Mel & Sue (ITV), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave). Have I Got News for You (BBC1) for which she was nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic, the Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Room 101 (TV series) (BBC1), Cardinal Burns (Channel 4), and Celebrity Squares (ITV) and This Week (BBC One) and Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV). In 2020 she appeared in BBC One's hit comedy Ghosts as Annie, a ghost who said four words.
Radio work for BBC Radio 4 and others includes Broadcasting House, Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, The News Quiz, Miranda Hart's House Party, It's Your Round, Sarah Millican's Support Group, Loose Ends, The Fred MacAulay Show, Dan Tetsell's The 21st Century for Time Travellers, The Now Show, Heresy, Kerry’s List, It's Not What You Know, The Unbelievable Truth, Dilemma, French and Saunders' Christmas Show, Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Radcliffe & Maconie and The Casebook of Max and Ivan. In 2019, she became curator of the museum on the Radio 4 series The Museum of Curiosity
Podcasts include Danielle Ward's Do The Right Thing, Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown, Jarlath Regan's An Irishman Abroad, Stuart Goldsmith’s The Comedian’s Comedian, The Adam Buxton Podcast and The Penguin Podcast with Richard E. Grant, Literary Death Match and Spotify podcast We Need to Talk About.
Solo Edinburgh Fringe / touring shows
- 2018: What Now?
- 2016/2017: Mortal (later re-titled 'Because You Demanded It')
- 2015: A Book for Her
- 2014: An Ungrateful Woman
- 2013: A Bic for Her
- 2012: War Donkey
- 2011: Housewife Surrealist
- 2010: A Ant
- 2009: My Daily Mail Hell
- 2008: The Court of King Charles II – The Second
- 2007: The Court of King Charles II
- 2006: The Cheese Roll
Appearances in other shows
- White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Edinburgh Fringe 2011
- Celebrity Autobiography, Edinburgh Fringe 2010 and Leicester Square Theatre
- The School for Scandal, Edinburgh Fringe 2009
- Chortle Award for Best Show 2017 for Because You Demanded It – winner
- Glamour Magazine Award for Best Columnist 2016 for Guardian Weekend columns – nominee
- Chortle Award for Best Book for A Book for Her (2016) – nominee
- Marie Claire – Women at the Top Awards 2015 – winner
- Red Magazine Women of the Year Awards 2015 (Creative) – winner
- British Comedy Awards 2015 – Best Female TV Comic – Nominee
- Chortle Award for Best Tour for A Bic for Her/An Ungrateful Woman tour (2015) – winner
- Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme for Minds The Gap Series 2 (BBC R4) (2015) – winner
- Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy for Minds The Gap (2014) – winner
- Chortle Award for Best Radio Series for Minds The Gap (BBC R4) (2014) – winner
- Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre (2014) – winner
- Chortle Award for Best Show for A Bic For Her (2014) – winner
- South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy for A Bic For Her (2014) – winner
- Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with A BIC FOR HER (2013) – winner
- Hospital 100 Club Award for Broadcasting (2013)
- Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act (2009) – nominee
- Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award for The Court of King Charles II (2007) – winner
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