Holly Walsh is an award-winning comedian and writer.
A leading comedy writer, Holly has co-written a number of sitcoms including Dead Boss, The Other One and Motherland, all for the BBC.
As a stand-up comedian, Holly was awarded the title ‘Best Newcomer‘ at the 2008 Chortle Awards.
Three years’ later, Holly received an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for her debut Fringe show, Hollycopter. The show later 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 well-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 ‘Never Had It’ to The Soho Theatre for a critically-acclaimed run.
A regular face on TV, Holly has appeared on a number of comedy shows including:
- Live At The Apollo
- 8 Out of 10 Cats
- 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks
- Would I Lie To You?
- Mock The Week
Furthermore, alongside Jack Whitehall, Holly co-hosted the Channel 4 series TNT – a weekly late-night topical entertainment show. In front of a live audience, Jack and Holly took an irreverent look at the week’s events.
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
- Charlie Brooker’s So Wrong It’s Right
On top of her broadcast 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.
A very experienced corporate performer, Holly Walsh has presented after-dinner comedy sets and hosted awards for a varied selection of clients and events, including:
- The SC Awards (cybersecurity) at Old Billingsgate London.
- Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment at Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey.
- Money Age Awards at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair in London.
- National Technology Awards at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair in London.
- Association of Optometrists Awards at ExCel in London.
- Market Research Society Awards at Supernova in London.
- Landlord and Letting Awards at Imperial War Museum in Manchester.
- Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum at Four Seasons in Hampshire.
- Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants Dinner in Guernsey.
- New Civil Engineer 100 Companies of the Year 2018 at Troxy, London.
- Campaign Creative Tech Awards at The Brewery in London.
- SHD Logistics Awards at The Swan at The Globe Theatre, London.
- Building Controls Industry Association Awards at Hilton Metropole.