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champion of left wing politics
TV personality and comedian
Britain`s most famous feminist
Kate Smurthwaite writes and tours an annual solo show of highbrow left wing comedy under the name The News At Kate which has been a feature of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2009. In 2013 she won a Three Week's Editor's Choice Award naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe!Kate is often a guest on news and debate shows and is well known for her forthright opinions and campaigning work. Appearances include the BBC's flagship political debate show Question Time as well as BBC 1's The Big Questions, BBC Breakfast, BBC News 24, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, ITV News, ITV This Morning, Sky News, BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show, BBC 5live, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4 The Moral Maze. In 2012 Radio 4's Four Thought series included a 15-minute program written and performed entirely by Kate about sexist humour and sexism in comedy. One clip of her setting the world to rights even went super-viral under the name "Athiest B!tchslap".She also writes for publications from Cosmopolitan to both the Guardian and the Independent and is the Vice Chair and Media Spokesperson for campaign group Abortion Rights UK.Kate is a writer for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised and the UK's leading political satire show Have I Got News For You?
An Excellent comedic work' - Edfest Mag and '★★★★A brilliant show and well worth a watch' - Arts Award VoiceAs heard on:BBC Radio Wales ‘The Leak’ BBC Radio 4 Extra ‘New Comedian of the Year Award’ BBC Radio Wales ‘The Rhod Gilbert Show’ BBC Radio Wales ‘What’s the Story?’ Awards:Winner The Percy Award, Adelaide Fringe 2016"Dryly innocent" ★★★★★ - Eastlondonlines.com' 'Surprising edge'' ★★★★ - Shortcom.co.uk''Refreshingly original...Excellent'' ★★★★- Broadway Baby''
Fast-paced wit...Quick and clever'' ★★★★ - theupcoming.co.uk'' Very likeable...Clearly a rising star'' - Bruce Dessau"
One to watch" - Edinburgh Evening News"Ace... Strong set... Strong persona" - London is Funny