What On Earth Is Bridget Christie?
In 1994 Bridget won a scholarship to study acting at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. She began her stand-up career in 2005.
She was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (2005) and was nominated for the Chortle Best Breakthrough Act (2009). In 2013 Bridget won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with her show A BIC FOR HER.
The show also won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show and a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre and became the top selling comedy show at Soho Theatre ever.
Her debut BBC Radio 4 series, BRIDGET CHRISTIE MINDS THE GAP was broadcast in April 2013. It won Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards and a prestigious 2014 Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy. It was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award 2014. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 and won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme.
Her 2014 tour, a double bill of A Bic for Her and an Ungrateful Woman, won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour.
She was also nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her performance on Have I Got News For You.
Her debut book, A BOOK FOR HER was published by Century Random House in hardback in July 2015 to universal critical acclaim. It was one of the Top 100 Books for Christmas in The Telegraph and Top Ten Comedy Books in The List and Book of the Day in The Observer. It was also nominated for a 2016 Chortle Award for Best Book. The paperback was released in February 2016 and the Spanish version will be launched in Barcelona in 2017.
Bridget also won a 2015 Red Magazine Award (Creative) and a Marie Claire Women at the Top Award (2015).
Bridget has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and various magazines and publications. Between October 2015 and March 2016 Bridget had her own weekly column in Guardian Weekend magazine, for which she gained a Glamour Magazine 2016 award nomination.
Bridget has appeared in several TV and radio comedy shows, including BBC One’s The Omid Djalili Show, E4’s Cardinal Burns, Harry Hill’s Little Cracker (Sky), Anna and Katy (Channel Four), It’s Kevin (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Culture Show (BBC Two), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central) Series 1 and 2, Mel & Sue (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV), Room 101 (BBC One), and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave).
Radio work includes The Broadcasting House Programme, Andy Zaltzman’s History of the Third Millennium, The News Quiz, Miranda Hart’s House Party, It’s Your Round, Sarah Millican’s Support Group, Loose Ends, The Fred MacAulay Show, Dan Tetsell’s The 21st Century for Time Travellers, The Now Show, Heresy, Kerry’s List, It’s Not What You Know, The Unbelievable Truth, Dilemma, French and Saunders Christmas Show, Steve Wright In The Afternoon and Radcliffe and Maconie.
In May 2016 Bridget recorded her debut stand-up special, Stand Up for Her (Live from Hoxton Hall), produced by Baby Cow Productions for BBC Worldwide. It was released direct to Netflix on 31 March 2017 making her the first British female stand-up on the streaming service. You can watch it here.
Podcasts include Danielle Ward’s Do the Right Thing, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown, Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad, Stuart Goldsmith’s The Comedian’s Comedian, Adam Buxton’s Podcast and The Penguin Podcast with Richard E. Grant.
She has written and performed 11 critically acclaimed consecutive solo Edinburgh Festival shows, The Cheese Roll, The Court of King Charles II, The Court of King Charles II – The Second, My Daily Mail Hell, A Ant, Housewife Surrealist, War Donkey, A Bic for Her, An Ungrateful Woman, A Book for Her and Mortal (later re-titled Because You Demanded It).
Because You Demanded It was The Guardian’s No 1 Comedy of the Year.
Her last four Edinburgh festival shows have been in the Top 5 best reviewed comedy shows at the fringe and her last show, Mortal, topped a list of the best reviewed Edinburgh fringe shows according to List magazine.
Bridget is now working on her own solo projects for Channel Four and BBC Radio 4.
In 2020 she appeared in BBC One’s hit comedy Ghosts as Annie, a ghost who said four words & was a finalist for Best Scripted Comedy (Longform) BBC Audio Drama Awards.