Geordie comedian Lauren Pattison’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show saw her win the prestigious Herald Angel Award, with her sell-out show Lady Muck later praised in the national press.
Since, the straight-talking comic has appeared on hit TV shows including Comedy Central’s Comedy Store, Roast Battle and The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan. Showing promise beyond her young years, Lauren has made a name for herself on both the national and international comedy circuit, opening tours for comedians Katherine Ryan and Jason Manford.
We’ll sure you’ll agree, this young comic has accomplished much since starting out at just eighteen, making the jump to a full-time comic in 2017, after years of working jobs to support her stand-up career. Unfortunately, the arts and their performers have been hit hard by the Covid 19 pandemic. When theatres closed early in 2020, Lauren lost all of her upcoming work and in turn, income for the year. Forever championing her working-class roots, she’s no stranger to having to work hard to match her peers. This year, finding herself with nothing in the diary, she began working in a North East supermarket—something she’s fiercely proud of. This is a topic she’s since discussed with The Telegraph and The Guardian—highlighting the struggles comics from working-class backgrounds, who don’t have a safety net to fall back upon, can face.