Starting in 2011 when she won Funny’s Funny, Harriet Kemsley has carved an interesting niche for herself on the comedy circuit.
She’s quite daft and energetic on stage, with a style that seems deliberately non-threatening and self-effacing. Here she is at the Komedia in 2015:
It’s all light harmless stuff. There’s insight in there, but it’s a bit like she’s wrapped it in bubble wrap.
So far, so good. Kemsley’s been up to something, though. Women’s News!
In essence, Kemsley’s turned her attention to hard-hitting feminist comment. She’s managed to do this with her sense of the absurd on full blast. It’s a hoot!
So far there are three episodes of this web series, released monthly. In episode 3, Kemsley shows how far she’s prepared to go to make a point!
We think Kemsley’s awesome and we hope you like her too. Watch out for her. She’s also appearing at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in her show The Girl on the Wrong Train.