Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is a comedian, actor and writer. Her vast TV appearances include two episodes of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC) and internationally on New Zealand’s 7 Days  (TV3), Australia’s Comedy Up Late (ABC) and Canada’s The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan (The Comedy Network Canada). As an actor her credits include Drunk History (Comedy Central), Jerk (BBC3) and Climaxed (BBC3).

On top of earning a Best Newcomer nomination, Lauren’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show earned her the prestigious Herald Angel Award and was the best-reviewed show at The Pleasance that year. She has since performed internationally in Australia, New Zealand and India and at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival as part of the Brit(ish) lineup alongside Sara Pascoe, Joel Dommett, Ed Gamble and Nish Kumar.

Lauren can currently be heard hosting the critically acclaimed podcast Conversations Against Living Miserably produced by the TV channel Dave in partnership with CALM. Lauren previously co-hosted two series of weekly podcast Ed & Lauren for BBC Radio 1 and has appeared on BBC Radio 4 shows including Where’s The F In News, The Placebo Effect and Nasty Women.


“A breath of feisty fresh air”  – ★ The Herald

“Razor wit and brutal honesty” – ★ The List

“Because of Pattison’s Geordie roots and indecent subject matter, comparisons will no doubt be made with Sarah Millican… those comparisons would be unfair, though: whisper it, but Pattison might just turn out to be a whole lot funnier” – ★★★★ The Telegraph

“Stunning youthful debut” – ★ The Sunday Times

“Wickedly engaging company” – ★ Chortle

“Robust and impressive”  – ★ The Scotsman

“Fast, Forthright and Filthy” –  The Guardian


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Lauren.. What to say? She came. She Saw. She conquered - all on Zoom. By the end of her show we all felt we had made a new friend. She made us laugh. She made us cry (with laughter). She was brilliant!

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