|Intro||Writer, stand-up comedian and actress|
|Birth||22 May 1981|
Sara Pascoe (born 22 May 1981) is an English writer, stand-up comedian and actress.
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.
She began performing stand-up in 2007. In August 2010, Pascoe performed her first show at the Edinburgh Festival, Sara Pascoe Vs Her Ego. The show received positive reviews.
On 19 February 2012, she appeared on Episode 11 of the Comedian's Comedian Podcast hosted by Stuart Goldsmith.
In 2012, Pascoe appeared on Live at the Apollo. She appeared on QI in 2013 and won the episode with +28 points.
In 2014, Pascoe performed at the Edinburgh Festival and toured the UK for the first time with the show Sara Pascoe Vs History. The show was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014 for Best Comedy Show.
In October 2014 Pascoe 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. 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.
Pascoe's first book, Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, was published in April 2016 by Faber and Faber. In 2016 Sara has gone on to tour again with the show Animal.
Pascoe participated in series 3 of the comedy challenge show, Taskmaster, which aired on Dave in October and November 2016.
She has appeared in all three of Frankie Boyle's "Autopsy" BBC programmes, discussing political issues.
Pascoe was born in Dagenham, London and studied English at the University of Sussex. Her father is Derek Pascoe, vocalist with 70s pop group Flintlock. Her great-grandmother was the music writer Rosa Newmarch.
Pascoe is a vegan. She lives in London. From 2013 to 2016, she dated comedian John Robins.