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She’s gifted with snappy wit and crackling talent.
The Guardian

She peppers her set with callbacks and clever asides and has easy charm.

Holly Walsh really impressed…excellent sets and endeared herself through some assured banter with crowds who really took to her.
British Comedy Guide

A talent for smart comic writing and the ability to keep an audience rapt.
The Observer

Holly Walsh is an award-winning comedian and writer.

Holly is currently working on scripts for a number of major broadcasters and in 2015 hosted her own BBC Radio series, Best Behaviour. She co-wrote the BBC sitcom pilot Motherland with Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan and Helen Linehan which was released to widespread critical acclaim, with a second series confirmed. Holly is also the creator and writer of The Other One, which was piloted on BBC2 in 2017 and has had a full first series commissioned.

Holly’s stand-up credentials were established with her 2008 Best Newcomer win at the Chortle Awards and confirmed with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination three years later for her debut Fringe show, Hollycopter. The show also enjoyed a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre in 2012. Holly returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 where her sold-out show Never Had It was warmly received by audiences and critics alike, most notably The Observer who lauded Holly’s ‘gift for original lines and images that make the show a joy.’ In April 2015 she brought the show to London for a critically-acclaimed run at The Soho Theatre.

Holly has featured on many of the top TV comedy shows including Live At The ApolloQI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You?, QI and Mock The Week, as well as hosting the Channel 4 series TNT alongside Jack Whitehall. She is often heard on radio and has appeared on shows such as Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Charlie Brooker’s So Wrong It’s Right for Radio 4. As well as these appearances, Holly is much in demand as a writer for TV and radio and has written widely for both.

On top of her TV and radio commitments, Holly’s live work remains a key element of her career and sees her perform at the best comedy clubs in the country. She was one of the founders of Popcorn Comedy and the Happy Mondays comedy night in London.