Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe

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Pascoe in 2014
Born (1981-05-22) 22 May 1981 (age 36)
Dagenham, London, England[1]
Medium Stand-up, television
Years active 2006–present

Sara Pascoe (born 22 May 1981)[citation needed] is an English writer, stand-up comedian and actress. She has appeared on TV programmes such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown for Channel 4, and Taskmaster for digital channel Dave.

Early life[edit]

Pascoe was born in Dagenham, east London.[1][2] Her father is Derek Pascoe, vocalist with 70s pop group Flintlock. Her great-grandmother was the music writer Rosa Newmarch.

She studied English at the University of Sussex.[1] She later worked as a tour guide in London.[3]


Pascoe has appeared in many television programmes and panel shows, including Stand Up for the Week, The Thick of It, Mock the Week, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Campus, Being Human, Twenty Twelve, QI and W1A as well as all-female sketch show Girl Friday (part of Channel 4’s Comedy Showcase), which she co-wrote.[4]

She began performing stand-up in 2007.[5] In August 2010, she performed her first show at the Edinburgh Festival, Sara Pascoe Vs Her Ego. The show received positive reviews.[6][7]

On 19 February 2012, she appeared on Episode 11 of the Comedian’s Comedian Podcast hosted by Stuart Goldsmith.[8] In 2012, she appeared on Live at the Apollo.[9] She appeared on QI in 2013 and won the episode with +28 points.[10]

In 2014, she performed at the Edinburgh Festival and toured the UK for the first time with the show Sara Pascoe Vs History.[11] The show was nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014 for Best Comedy Show.[12] In October 2014 she appeared in Never Mind the Buzzcocks and stood in line at the identity parade round as a former dancer and back-up singer for entertainer (and Robbie Williams‘s father) Pete Conway.[13][14] Also that month, she appeared on the topical panel quiz Have I Got News for You as a panellist and in one of the sketches of the Channel 4 charity night Stand Up to Cancer.

In 2015, she appeared as a panellist on two Radio 4 programmes, science discussion programme The Infinite Monkey Cage in February, and comedy quiz programme The Unbelievable Truth in September.[15]

In 2016, along with numerous other celebrities, Pascoe toured the UK to support Jeremy Corbyn‘s bid to become Prime Minister.[16][17]

Her first book, Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, was published in April 2016 by Faber and Faber.[18][19] In 2016 she went on tour again with the show Animal. She participated in series 3 of the comedy challenge show, Taskmaster, which aired on Dave in October and November 2016.[20]

She has appeared in all three of Frankie Boyle‘s Autopsy BBC programmes (2014–2016), discussing political issues. In 2017 she starred in his Frankie Boyle’s New World Order topical series. In 2017 she also performed a half-hour stand-up set on episode 1 of series 2 of Live from the BBC.

On 27 October 2017 she appeared in an episode of British travel documentary series Travel Man on Channel 4.

Personal life[edit]

Pascoe is a vegan. She lives in London.

From 2013 to late 2016, Pascoe dated comedian John Robins,[1][13] and her reflections on that relationship and its aftermath are the basis of her 2017 show LadsLadsLads at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[21]

Actress (22 credits)
 2014-2017 W1A (TV Series)
Coco Lomax

Episode #3.6 (2017) … Coco Lomax
Episode #3.3 (2017) … Coco Lomax
Episode #3.1 (2017) … Coco Lomax
Episode #2.1 (2015) … Coco Lomax
Episode #1.3 (2014) … Coco Lomax
 2009-2016 The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (TV Series)
Pam / Pamela Taylor Woods / Woman at Trivia Machine

The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 1 (2016) … Pamela Taylor Woods
The Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Part 2 (2016) … Pamela Taylor Woods
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2016) … Pamela Taylor Woods
Todd Margaret Part 2 (2016) … Pamela Taylor Woods
The Decisions of Todd Margaret (2016) … Pamela Taylor Woods
 2015 Funny Valentines (TV Mini-Series)

Music Lovers (2015) … Lance
 2014 Crackanory (TV Series)

 2014 Best Bits (TV Series)

Episode #2.5 (2014)
 2013 Pramface (TV Series)

If You Cry I’ll Cry (2013) … Amanda
 2013 Common Ground (TV Series short)
TV Reporter

Patricia (2013) … TV Reporter
 2013 Fit (TV Series)
Various (2013)
 2012 Twenty Twelve (TV Series)
Coco Lomax

Loose Ends (2012) … Coco Lomax
Inclusivity Day (2012) … Coco Lomax
Catastrophisation (2012) … Coco Lomax
The Rapper (2012) … Coco Lomax
Clarence House (2012) … Coco Lomax
 2009-2011 Campus (TV Series)
Nicole Huggins

The Final Preliminary Report of Doom (2011) … Nicole Huggins
Post-Coital (2011) … Nicole Huggins
Come Together (2011) … Nicole Huggins
Hurricane George (2011) … Nicole Huggins
The Culling Fields (2011) … Nicole Huggins
 2010 Recycling (Short)
 2010 Comedy Lab (TV Series)

Happy Finish (2010) … Various
 2010 Being Human (TV Series)

The Looking Glass (2010) … Kathleen
 2009 Peacock Season
Awards Producer
 2009 Comedy Showcase (TV Series)
Various Characters / Woman at Trivia Machine / Nicole Huggins

Girl Friday (2009) … Various Characters
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009) … Woman at Trivia Machine
Campus (2009) … Nicole Huggins
 2009 The Thick of It (TV Series)

Episode #3.5 (2009) … Janice
 2009 Free Agents (TV Series)
Emma Phillips

Episode #1.6 (2009) … Emma Phillips
Episode #1.5 (2009) … Emma Phillips
Episode #1.4 (2009) … Emma Phillips
Episode #1.3 (2009) … Emma Phillips
Episode #1.2 (2009) … Emma Phillips
 2006 Hallo Panda (Short)
Zoo Workers & The General Public
 2004 The Keith Barret Show (TV Series)
Audience Member

Episode #2.0 (2004) … Audience Member

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