Roisin Conaty

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Róisín Conaty
Born (1979-03-26) 26 March 1979 (age 38)[1][2]
Camden, London, United Kingdom
Medium Stand-up comedy, television
Years active 2004–present[3][4]

Roisin Conaty (/ˈrʃn ˈkɔːnət/; born 26 March 1979) is an English comedian and actress. She first performed stand-up on TV on Russell Howard's Good News on BBC Three. Since then, she has won the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

Live and stand-up[edit]

In 2010, Conaty won the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival for her show Hero, Warrior, Fireman, Liar,[1][5] becoming one of only five women to receive an Edinburgh Comedy award in 30 years. In April 2011, she performed her show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Television stand-up[edit]

On 11 November, 2010, she appeared on series 3, episode 4 of Russell Howard's Good News. Her other stand-up performances include 'The Angina Monologues' with Victoria Wood, Jo Brand, Andi Osho, Isy Suttie and Katy Brand for Sky Television, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central on Comedy Central and Live at the Apollo in December 2015. In 2016, she was a guest on the "Jonathan Ross Chat Show" alongside Richard Gere, Jack Black and Berry Gordy.

Conaty has appeared on a number of panel shows including Have I Got News for You, 6 times, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Insert Name Here 'A League of their own", Would I Lie to You? and "Room 101". She starred in the BBC Three version of Impractical Jokers. She was one of the original cast of comedians in series 1 of "Taskmaster" on Dave.


Conaty plays Jo in the Channel 4 sitcom "Man down" alongside Greg Davies, Mike Wozniac, Isy Suttie and Stephanie Cole. In 2016, Conaty appeared in Ricky Gervais' David Brent: Life on the Road.


In 2014, she wrote and starred in the pilot of her sitcom GameFace, in which she played a struggling actress named Marcella which was aired on Channel 4. A full series of GameFace has been commissioned. It will be produced by Objective Fiction, part of Objective Media Group, and will air in 2017.[6]


  1. ^ a b Logan, Brian (29 August 2010). "Roisin Conaty - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Birthday Tweet". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Roisin Conaty". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roisin Conaty". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Hall, Julian (9 August 2011). "Roisin Conaty: Destiny's Dickhead, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh". The Independent. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Jane Simon (23 April 2014). "Wednesday TV guide: Game Face is a sitcom pilot that deserves to become a full series". mirror. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 

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Preceded by
Jonny Sweet
if.comedy award for Best Newcomer
Succeeded by
Humphrey Ker