Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, QI, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, Katherine is a writer/performer and stand-up who is taking the UK television and live comedy scenes by storm.
This autumn, she will star in Sky One's flagship music and comedy entertainment series BRING THE NOISE alongside Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Ricky Wilson, it's a bold and exciting new series with unmissable live musical performances and fun collaborations like this one. Katherine will also be on your screens hosting LIVE AT THE APOLLO for the first time.
This razor sharp and top of her game star returned to the Edinburgh Festival in August with her eagerly awaited, brand new show KATHBUM after runs at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughts Festival in Montreal in 2015 followed by the prestigious Oddball Festival where she performed in Toronto alongside Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer.
Her nationwide tour of her recent and brilliant Edinburgh show KATHBUM runs from this October to December. Tickets can be found here
'Ryan is a stand-up star' ✭✭✭✭✭ Ed Fest Mag
'There's not a single joke she tells that doesn't land exactly where she wants it' ✭✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby
'One of the stand-out stand-ups of her generation' ✭✭✭✭ The Times
'Flawlessly delivered...this is stand-up comedy that slaps you countless times around the face and laeves you aching with laughter. Be in no doubt, Ryan is among the very best out there.' ✭✭✭✭ The Telegraph
'The writing is tight, the delivery flawless...a stand-up who is at the top of her game.' ✭✭✭✭ The Independent
'Poised, uncompromising and often savagely hilarious.' ✭✭✭✭ The Scotsman
Well on her way to being a household name, these past twelve months have been phenomenal for this wickedly acerbic Canadian. Katherine has appeared on a number of high profile television shows and her UK tour GLAM ROLE MODEL totally sold out and was extended several times, due to massive demand.
Earlier this year, Katherine hosted HAIR a primetime BBC2 series about the world of competitive hairdressing bringing her unique comedy voice to the second series. She was a regular on BBC2’s JACK DEE’S ELECTION HELPDESK with Romesh Ranganathan and was a headliner on Comedy Central’s new series RUSSELL HOWARD’S STAND UP CENTRAL, as well as developing her own series with Hat Trick.
As well as regularly appearing on BBC’s MOCK THE WEEK, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE APPRENTICE: YOU’RE FIRED and ITV’s CELEBRITY SQAURES, Katherine also performed as Nicki Minaj on BBC One’s LET’S DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF - she was voted to the final after a hilarious version of Starships.
Katherine also supported US star Chelsea Handler on her UK tour dates.
'Young, smart and acridly funny’ Sunday Times
‘Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough’ The Times
‘Warped wit… striking presence… killer lines… calm confidence’ SCOTSMAN
As an actor Katherine starred in the second series of BBC Three’s BADULTS, playing Mathew’s love interest 'Lucy'. Other acting roles include the regular role of 'George' in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series CAMPUS and the reoccurring role of 'Merc's Assistant' in the second series of EPISODES. Katherine also shot short film ACOUSTIC KITTY alongside Ben Willbond, directed by Jennifer Sheridan.