Kiri Pritchard-McLean

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean
Born (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 32)

Kiri Pritchard-McLean (born Kiri McLean; 6 November 1986)[citation needed] is a Welsh comedian. Born in Gloucester, she was raised on a farm in Anglesey, Wales.[citation needed] She has performed for several consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won two Chortle Awards.

Comedy career[edit]

She is the director and writer for sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop who were nominated for Best Newcomer in 2014 for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.[1] As a sketch group they were also nominated for Chortle Awards in 2015. She took her debut show Hysterical Woman to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016.[2] It transferred to the Soho Theatre for a run in June 2017. Her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe show was called Appropriate Adult and 2018's show was called Victim, Complex. Both shows were critically acclaimed and also transferred to Soho Theatre the following year.

Pritchard-McLean has appeared on Have I Got News for You[3], Russell Howard's Stand Up Central on Comedy Central and ITV's Elevenish; as well as multiple appearances on the BBC Radio 4 shows The Now Show, The News Quiz and Ellis James' State of the Nation.

She is also co-host of the podcast All Killa No Filla along with fellow comedian Rachel Fairburn.[4]

In 2019 Pritchard-McLean became the host of the BBC Radio 4 Extra satirical sketch show Newsjack. [5]

Comedy awards[edit]

She won Best Compere and Best Club Comedian at the Chortle Awards in 2018.[6]


  1. ^ Logan, Brian (14 August 2015). "Edinburgh comedy roundup: the best of the rest – week one". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. ^ Logan, Brian (28 April 2017). "Hysterical Woman: the standup show addressing sexism in comedy". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Have I Got News for You - S56 - Episode 3". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  4. ^ Hershon, Marc (18 March 2016). "Podcast Reviews: I Am Rapaport & All Killa No Filla". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  5. ^ "New presenters announced for BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack and Comedy Club". BBC Media Centre. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Chortle Awards 2018: The results". Chortle. Chortle Awards. Retrieved 22 April 2018.