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Kate Smurthwaite


Hello and welcome to the website of comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite. If you'd like to hear up to date news of Kate's TV and radio appearances, comedy shows and appearances at political events and conferences please sign up to her mailing list on the left.

Kate has just returned from another successful run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe and will be touring her shows in the Autumn season. For info on that and her other live appearances see the "Live" page (also left). Last year she won a Three Weeks Editor's Choice award, naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Kate made her first appearance on Question Time on BBC1 on 30th Jan 2014. If you missed her memorable performance it remains on iPlayer for a full year. Although she can't claim all the credit it is worth noting that since the show was broadcast Lord Oakeshott has left the Lib Dems and Ken Clarke has stepped down from the cabinet!    

Kate is a regular guest on BBC 1, BBC News 24, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, SkyTV, BBC Radio 2, BBC 5live, Woman's Hour and many other shows calling it like it is and setting the world to rights. One clip of her doing just that has gone "viral" under the name "Athiest B!tchslap"

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Kate is represented by Chaz at Barking Mad Comedy. For comedy bookings please use the contacts provided on the Barking Mad Comedy website (linked). Media enquiries and interviews - use the mailing list sign-up link above and include your request in "comments". We will get back to you as soon as possible.