About Catherine

Catherine Bohart is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor.

Catherine began performing stand-up in 2015 and has enjoyed a rapid rise through the ranks of UK and Irish comedy, becoming a finalist in both the BBC New Comedy Awards and Funny Women the very next year.

2016 also saw Catherine and fellow comic Cally Beaton perform their show Catcall for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe, enjoying packed houses and stellar reviews. The following August, Catherine joined the line-up of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve.

Catherine took her debut solo show, Immaculate, to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. Immaculate received widespread acclaim, with The Times describing it as “the sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see.” Catherine returned to the festival in 2019 with her second hour-long show, Lemon. It enjoyed a month of sold-out performances and excellent reviews before being brought to jam-packed audiences at London’s Soho Theatre. Catherine will tour Lemon in the UK in 2020.

Catherine has also taken her talents overseas. Spring 2019 saw Catherine chosen to join the line-up for New Order, which showcases the best in original and trendsetting comedy at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Catherine’s burgeoning broadcasting career has seen her appear on BBC2's Mock the Week, E4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, BBC2's Funny Festival Live, Comedy Central's Guessable?, Dave's As Yet Untitled, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave’s Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, Celebrity House of Games, Pointless Celebrities, The Blame Game and as a regular correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report. Catherine has written material for Comedy Central's Guessable, BBC shows The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and E4’sSavage Socials.

Catherine co-hosts her own weekly podcast "You'll Do" with fellow comedian Sarah Keyworth. You'll Do is a podcast that challenges the notion of #couplesgoals and explores what it really takes to be in a relationship and make love work. You'll do is available wherever you get your podcasts.

Catherine hosts a weekly online gig called Gigless every Thursday which aims to provide a space for comedians to try out new material during lockdown. All of the funds are divided evenly between performers. The gig has won a JOE.ie Award for Best Online Show. 

 

She has co-hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, hosted a series of Funny From the Fringe for BBC Radio 4 Extra and was a guest on Reasons To Be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. In addition, Catherine was named The Times Comedy Face To Watch for 2019 and featured on the BBC New Talent Hotlist for 2017.

Catherine is also a trained actor, having studied an MA in Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 
Reviews

"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

"Pretty much the perfect comedy package"

- Bruce Dessau, Beyondthejoke

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Star ratings for Catherine's debut show 'Immaculate':

****  - The Times
****  - The List

****  - The Herald

****  - ThreeWeeks

****  - The Skinny

****  - Beyond The Joke

****  - Diva Mag

 
Credits

Live

  • Lemon (Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Soho Theatre 2019, UK Tour 2020)

  • Immaculate (Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Soho Theatre 2019)

  • New Order (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019)

  • Nish Kumar Tour Support (2019)

  • Ellie Taylor Tour Support (2018)

  • Pleasance Comedy Reserve (2017)

  • Catcall (Edinburgh Fringe 2016)

TV

  • A League of Their Own, Sky One, (Panelist, 2021)

  • The Complaints Department, Comedy Central, (Panelist, 2021)

  • Yesterday, Today and the Day Before, Comedy Central (Co-Host, 2021)

  • Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled (Dave, Guest, 2021)

  • Guessable? (Comedy Central, Guest, 2021) 

  • Funny Festival Live (BBC2, Stand Up 2021) 

  • Mock the Week (BBC2, Guest Panellist, Series 19 &20, 2021)

  • Guessable (Comedy Central, Writer, 2021)

  • The Mash Report (BBC2, Correspondent and Writer, Series 2&3, 2018 – 2020)

  • Pointless, Celebrities (BBC One, Contestant, 2020) 

  • Richard Osman's Celebrity House of Games (BBC Two, Contestant, 2020) 

  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats (E4, Guest Panellist, 2019 & 2020)

  • The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2, Stand Up and Sketch Performer, Series 1&2, 2018-19)

  • Savage Socials (E4, Writer, 2019)

  • Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier (Dave, Guest Panellist, 2019)

  • Susan Calman’s Fringe Benefits (BBC Scotland, Stand Up Performer, 2019)

  • The Blame Game (BBC One NI, Panellist, 2018)

  • Roast Battle (Comedy Central, Contestant, 2018)

  • Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2, Writer, 2017)

Podcasts

  • Wheel of Misfortune (Guest, 2021)

  • 6 Degrees from Jamie and Spencer (Guest, 2021)

  • LoveHoney Podcast (Guest, 2021)

  • Guest List by Jake Lambert  (Guest, 2021)

  • Richard Herring's RHLSTP (Guest, 2021)

  • Rhys James' Early Work (Guest, 2020)

  • Sofie Hagan's Made of Human (Guest, 2020)

  • I Weigh with Jameela Jamil (Guest, 2020)

  • You'll Do (Catherine's own Podcast, co-hosted by Sarah Keyworth, 2020)

  • Teenage Mixtape with Joel Dommett & Steve Dunne (Guest, 2020)

  • The Guilty Feminist (Co-host, 2019)

  • Off Menu (Guest, 2019)

  • Susan Calman's Mrs Brightside (Guest, 2019)

  • Conversations Against Living Miserably (Dave Podcast, Guest, 2019)

  • Evil Genius (Guest, 2018-2021)

  • Private Parts (Guest, 2019)

  • You’re Dead To Me (BBC Radio 4, Guest, 2019, 2020)

  • We Need to Talk About (2018)

  • Reasons to Be Cheerful (2018)

  • Guilty Feminist (Guest, 2018)

  • The Big Debate Guilty Feminist (2018)

Articles

  • I'm Scared of Losing What I Found in Lockdown (Marie Claire Guest Edit by Jameela Jamil, 20201) 

Radio

  • You'll Do,  Radio 4 (Co-Host, 2020)

  • The News Quiz (Guest, 2020-21)

  • The Now Show (Stand-Up, 2020)

  • Funny From the Fringe (BBC Radio 4 Extra, Host, 2019)

  • 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, 2018-2019)

  • The Comedy Club Interviews (BBC Radio 4 Extra, Guest, 2018)

  • Fubar Radio (Guest, 2018)

  • The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4, Writer, 2017-18)

  • BBC New Comedy Award (BBC Radio 4, Performer, 2016)

  • 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)

Awards

Nominee:

Diva Magazine Influencer of 2021

 

Winner:

JOE.ie Annual Comedy Award 2020

Gigless - Best Virtual Show

 

Comedy One to Watch:

The Times 2019

Winner:
99 Club Bursary Award 2018

Listed:

BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017


Finalist: 
Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year 2018


Finalist: 
BBC New Comedy Award 2016

 

Finalist: 

Funny Women 2016