‘I just said I’d write it. I didn’t say I wouldn’t tear it up.’
I’m a writer of scripts, articles, jokes, parody songs, social media content, spoof news and more.
I recently had my first feature film screenplay optioned and am currently working on another feature script. For screenwriting, I’m represented by Christina Pickworth at Imagine Talent.
My credits cover online, radio, TV, live shows and podcasts, and include The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) and the live topical comedy show NewsRevue. They also include shows without the word ‘News’ in the title, such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The Treason Show.
I was the lead writer on the comedy politics podcast Strong & Stable – which made both The Guardian and The Independent‘s lists of The Best Podcasts Of 2017. This was part of my work as a freelance creative for social media agency That Lot – where I also create all sorts of original online #content for social media accounts, from Have I Got News For You to IHG Hotels, English National Opera to Channel 4.
Before going freelance, I was the Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK for three years: writing, commissioning, script-editing and curating funny, engaging content from spoof news stories to viral videos, listicles to features (and watching an awful lot of cat videos). I have also written freelance articles for AOL, BBC Radio 4, BT.com, MSN.com and many other websites.
I have spoken about writing and comedy on panels at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, the London Comedy Writers’ Festival, the Big Comedy Conference, the Craft Of Comedy Writing Conference, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the Writing East Midlands Writers’ Conference and Mumsnet Blogfest. I have reviewed the papers on Radio 4’s Broadcasting House, talked about funny women on BBC Radio Scotland’s Comedy Cafe, and been a guest on the brilliant Cinemile podcast.
If you’d like me to write something, please get in touch!
A selection of my articles, spoof news pieces and more (check out my Digital Content Producer page for more examples of my work) –