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What a Big Boat! – with Aisling Bea – Episode 193

Aisling Bea joins the ladies to discuss yoga, substitutes, Tom Brady, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beiber, singing telegrams, dragons and more!

Aisling recorded her first short special for Netflix in Atlanta in February along with some other fantastic US comedians. This should be available on Netflix worldwide by the Autumn.

Aisling Bea has appeared on almost every TV panel show in the UK and in 2016 became the first ever female team captain of long running show 8 Out Of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr. She is part of the 2017 cast of hit Dave show Taskmaster and is a regular on big shows like Qi (BBC1/ Netflix) with Stephen Fry and now the inimitable Sand Toksvig, 8 Out of Ten Cats Does Countdown(Ch4), James Corden’s A League of Their Own (Sky), The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (Ch4), @Midnight (Comedy Central US) and The Last Leg (Ch4).

Having been a working writer and actress for years, she gave stand-up a go in 2011. A year later, in what was a surprise to scientists everywhere, Aisling became the first woman in 20 years to win the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny?competition for new stand-ups. A year later, her debut solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe, C’est La Bea sold out it’s entire run, received four and five star reviews across the board and she was nominated for the Foster’s Best Newcomer Award (formerly The Perrier Award). Another year later in 2014, she won the British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comedian. Her second Edinburgh hour in 2015, Plan Bea sold out it’s entire run in three days and had extra shows added due to demand. She is currently working on a new tour show for 2019.

Her other appearances have included The Stand Up To Cancer Great British Bakeoff (Channel 4/ 4OD), Travel Man with Richard Ayoyade (available to watch on 4OD), Live At The Apollo (BBC1), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Russell Howard’s Good News(BBC3), THRICE playing the Channel 4 Comedy Gala filmed at the O2 in London in front of 16,000 people, Would I Lie To You?(BBC1), Insert Name Here (BBC), Never Mind The Buzzcocks(BBC), Sunday Brunch (Ch4) and Channel 4’s nerve-wrecking live 9 hour Alternative Live Election Show coverage with Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell.

Aisling is a regular stand up on the LA circuit where she spends a third of her year. She performs all over the world from London to La to Malaysia and in July 2107 played Montreal Just For Laughs Festival for a second time. Other festival appearances include Riot LA, Sketchfest San Francisco, Latitude and Electric Picnic.

In 2015, she trained in actual wrestling to take part in the one off spectacle The Wrestling, where comedians and real WWF wrestlers battled each other. It was her proudest moment. Aisling does LOADS of podcasts and you can check them out in the podcasts section, they include, The Guilty Feminist, An Irishman Abroad, Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas’ How Did This Get Made?, Eugene Mirman’s Hold On and The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast, to name a few. She performed her own short story Kill Dilly on Radio 4’s afternoon readings Comic Fringes and her Radio 4 series Micks and Legends, which she co-wrote with Yasmine Akram, was nominated for a Chortle award and given a second series which aired in February 2014.

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