Sara Pascoe

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Sara Pascoe
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Pascoe in 2014
Born (1981-05-22) 22 May 1981 (age 35)
Dagenham, London, England, United Kingdom[1]
Medium Stand-up, television
Years active 2006–present
Partner(s) John Robins (2013–present)[1]
Website Official website

Sara Pascoe (born 22 May 1981)[2] is an English writer, stand-up comedian and actress.

Career[edit]

Pascoe has appeared in many television programmes and panel shows, including Stand Up for the Week, The Thick of It, Mock the Week, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Campus, Being Human, Twenty Twelve, QI and W1A as well as all-female sketch show Girl Friday (part of Channel 4's Comedy Showcase), which she co-wrote.[3]

She began performing stand-up in 2007.[4] In August 2010, Pascoe performed her first show at the Edinburgh Festival, Sara Pascoe Vs Her Ego. The show received positive reviews.[5][6]

In 2012, Pascoe appeared on Live at the Apollo.[7] She appeared on QI in 2013 and won the episode with +28 points.[8]

In 2014, Pascoe performed at the Edinburgh Festival and toured the UK for the first time with the show Sara Pascoe Vs History.[9] The show was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014 for Best Comedy Show.[10]

In October 2014 Pascoe appeared in Never Mind the Buzzcocks and stood in line at the identity parade round as a former dancer and back-up singer for entertainer (and Robbie Williams's father) Pete Conway.[11][12] Also that month, she appeared on the topical panel quiz Have I Got News for You as a panellist and in one of the sketches of the Channel 4 charity night Stand Up to Cancer.

In 2015 she appeared as a panellist on two Radio 4 programmes, science discussion programme The Infinite Monkey Cage in February, and comedy quiz programme The Unbelievable Truth in September.[13]

Pascoe's first book, Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, was published in April 2016 by Faber and Faber.[14][15] 2016 Sara has gone on to tour again with the show Animal.

Pascoe is to participate in series three of the comedy challenge show, Taskmaster, which is due to air on Dave in late 2016.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Pascoe was born in Dagenham, London and studied English at the University of Sussex.[1][17] Her father is Derek Pascoe, vocalist with 70s pop group Flintlock. Her great grandmother was the music writer Rosa Newmarch.

Pascoe is a vegan and was once a London tour guide and lives in London with her boyfriend, comedian John Robins.[1][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bruce Dessau (4 July 2014). "Interview: Sara Pascoe on female instincts, healthy sperm and her latest show". Evening Standard. 
  2. ^ "Sara Pascoe on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Girl Friday – C4 Sketch Show – British Comedy Guide". Comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Brian Logan (7 August 2013). "Sara Pascoe: And now for Nietzsche ... | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Julian Hall (10 August 2010). "Sara Pascoe vs Her Ego, Pleasance Courtyard – Reviews, Comedy". The Independent. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Duska Radosavljevic (10 August 2010). "Sara Pascoe vs Her Ego – The Stage / Edinburgh 2011". Ed.thestage.co.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sara Pascoe Live At The Apollo". YouTube. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "BBC Two – QI, Series K, Knees & Knockers". BBC. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "News: Sara Pascoe Announces First UK Tour". Beyond the Joke. 29 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Brian Logan (23 August 2014). "John Kearns wins the Foster's Edinburgh comedy award 2014". The Guardian. 
  11. ^ a b Stephanie Merritt (19 October 2014). "Sara Pascoe: 'Female sexuality is an active thing'". The Guardian. 
  12. ^ "Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Series 28, Episode 3". BBC Programmes. 
  13. ^ "BBC Radio 4 – The Unbelievable Truth, Series 15, Episode 3". 23 September 2015. 
  14. ^ Joshua Farrington (2 March 2015). "Pascoe tackles the female body for Faber". The Bookseller. 
  15. ^ http://www.faber.co.uk/shop/non-fiction/science/9780571325221-animal.html
  16. ^ "Taskmaster Series 3 line-up revealed". British Comedy Guide. 16 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Elisa Bray (14 August 2014). "My student days: Six musicians, actors and comedians fondly reminisce". The Independent. 

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