Bethany Black


Bethany is from Preston in Lancashire and has been a professional stand up comedian for the last 12 years, writing and performing her own material all over the world.  Often billed as “Britain’s foremost trans, Goth, lesbian, stand-up comedian” she’s utilised her USP  for her first Edinburgh Fringe show “Beth Becomes Her” telling the story of her transition, this show was nominated for Best Debut Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, and was critically praised in Edinburgh.


As a result of this she worked with the BBC as script consultant on a TV series with loosely the same themes with Sally Wainwright.


In her stand-up she’s performed along side some of the biggest names in comedy, including Tim Minchin, Sarah Millican, Rhys Darby, Jim Jefferies, Omid Djalili, Alan Carr and Jason Manford.


She has also written for other comedians, most notably for Brendon Burns’ Edinburgh Comedy Festival Award winning show “So I suppose this is offensive now?”


In 2014 she was cast in the role of Helen for Channel4’s CUCUMBER BANANA TOFU trilogy, and it is there that she met and worked with Russell T Davies, who has since mentored her and her writing partner; Sanna Skoog and helped them script edit MUSTANG SCALLIES.


They are currently developing a number of ideas for TV shows with various production companies.

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