Catherine Bohart is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor.
Catherine started performing stand-up in 2015 and has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy. In 2016, she was a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women, drawing praise in the former for having “a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear” (Chortle) and in the latter for being “pretty much the perfect comedy package” (Beyond The Joke).
At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Catherine joined the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve and, in 2018, she took her debut solo show, Immaculate, for a full, month-long run. An autobiographical hour about her life as the bisexual, OCD daughter of a Catholic deacon, Immaculate received widespread critical acclaim, with the Times newspaper describing it as “the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see.”★★★★
Catherine’s burgeoning broadcasting career has seen her appear on E4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, BBC2’s The Mash Report, Dave's Ultimate Worrier, ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show and BBC NI's The Blame Game. She has written material for BBC shows The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, co-hosted The Guilty Feminist with Deborah Frances-White and BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club with Arthur Smith and appeared on Reasons To Be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. In 2017, Catherine was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, dedicated to listing the most exciting new broadcasting talent in the UK.
Catherine will take her sophomore show Lemon, a show about smashing stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships, to the Pleasance this August for the Edinburgh Fringe.
Catherine is also a trained actor, having studied an MA in Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
"The sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see."
- The Times
"Packed full of laughs… she’s destined for great things."
- The Herald
"A star in the making."
- The Skinny
"A winning mixture of self-deprecation and confidence."
- Beyond The Joke
"A supremely natural quality about her delivery."
- The List
"A comic with both a distinctive voice and a story you’d like to hear"
- Steve Bennett, Chortle
"Pretty much the perfect comedy package"
- Bruce Dessau, Beyondthejoke
Star ratings for Catherine's debut show 'Immaculate':
**** - The Herald
**** - ThreeWeeks
**** - The Skinny
**** - Beyond The Joke
**** - Diva Mag
Nish Kumar (Tour Support 2019)
Immaculate (Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
Ellie Taylor (Tour Support 2018)
Pleasance Comedy Reserve (2017)
Catcall (Edinburgh Fringe 2016)
Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier (Dave, Panellist, 2019)
8 out of 10 Cats (E4, Panellist, 2019)
The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2, Stand Up, 2019)
The Mash Report (BBC2, Correspondent and Writer, 2018)
Roast Battle (Comedy Central, Contestant, 2018)
The Blame Game (BBC One NI, Panellist, 2018)
Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2, Writer, 2017)
Guilty Feminist (2018-9)
We Need to Talk About (2018)
Reasons to Be Cheerful (2018)
The Big Debate Guilty Feminist (2018)
Evil Genius (2018)
A Good Read (BBC Radio 4, Guest, 2019)
Stand up from The Fringe (BBC Radio 4 Extra, Guest, 2018)
Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland, Guest, 2018)
The Comedy Club Interviews (BBC Radio 4 Extra, Guest, 2018)
Fubar Radio (Guest, 2018)
The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017-present)
Newsjack (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017-present)
The Now Show (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2016)
Tim Arthur Show (guest, 2016, BBC Radio London)
The Paper Review (guest contributor, 2016, talkRadio)
Comedy One to Watch:
The Times 2019
99 Club Bursary Award 2018
Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2018
BBC New Comedy Award 2016
Funny Women 2016