Catherine Bohart

Catherine Bohart (born 16 August 1988)[1] is an Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in England.[2][3]

Catherine Bohart
Born (1988-08-16) 16 August 1988
Dublin, Ireland
ResidenceKilburn, London
Alma materRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupationcomedian, writer, actor
Years active2015–present
Partner(s)Sarah Keyworth
Websitecatherinebohart.com

Early life

Bohart grew up in Clonsilla, Ireland, the daughter of a Catholic deacon. She has obsessive–compulsive disorder and was hospitalised in St Patrick's University Hospital for four months.[4] She studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, receiving an MA in Acting for Screen.[5]

Career

After struggling as an actress, Bohart transitioned to stand-up in 2015.[5] She was a finalist for the 2016 BBC New Comedy Award[6] and for the 2018 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.[7]

Catherine has written for The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle's New World Order[5] and has supported Ellie Taylor and Nish Kumar on tour.

Bohart had her professional breakthrough at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival with her show, Immaculate.[8] She then took the show to London and on a national tour. Her second show, Lemon, premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, with tour dates in the UK and Ireland to follow.[9]

She has appeared on TV on The Blame Game, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Mash Report, Roast Battle, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier. She is a frequent guest on Deborah Frances-White's The Guilty Feminist podcast. In 2019, Bohart hosted the "Funny from the Fringe" podcast for BBC Radio 4 Extra.[10]

Personal life

Bohart is bisexual. Her partner, Sarah Keyworth, is also a stand-up comedian. They met in 2015 and live in Kilburn, London.[11]

References

  1. "Catherine Bohart: Immaculate - Review". The Wee Review - Scotland's arts and culture magazine.
  2. "Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Catherine Bohart". Beyond The Joke. 26 July 2018.
  3. Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Catherine Bohart, comedian reviews : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk.
  4. Maxwell, Dominic (August 15, 2018). "Edinburgh comedy review: Catherine Bohart at Pleasance Courtyard" via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  5. "Catherine Bohart talks OCD, bisexuality and Catholicism at the Fringe". Evening Standard. 21 August 2018.
  6. "BBC Radio 4 - Funny in Four - The BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2016 finalists". BBC. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  7. "Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 competition line-ups". British Comedy Guide. 2017-12-21. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  8. Maxwell, Dominic (2018-08-15). "Edinburgh comedy review: Catherine Bohart at Pleasance Courtyard". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  9. "Catherine Bohart | Live". Catherine Bohart. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  10. "BBC Radio 4 Extra - Funny From the Fringe". BBC. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  11. Fleckney, Paul (22 January 2019). "Hands off my anecdote! The couple who mine their love-life for laughs" via www.theguardian.com.
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