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Karen Bayley

Karen began her comedy career back in 2000 and since then has gone from strength to strength.

Her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike, and she is equally at home compering or performing sets.

Karen is also resident compere of her own clubs in Sutton Coldfield and Solihull, her claim to fame to date being the first woman (in its history) to win the gong show at The Comedy Store.

In 2004 she took a show to the Edinburgh Festival with Susan Murray, where she gained glowing reviews.


BBC New Comedy Awards semi finals (BBC Choice)
BBC New Comedy Awards showcase finals (BBC3)
The Last Word (Live late chat show) (ITV1)
Sex on the Job (Sky 1)
100 Greatest Cartoons (Channel 4)
Longford – release date June 06 (Channel 4/HBO)


Fred McCauley Show (BBC Radio Scotland)
Henry Kelly show (BBC Radio Berkshire)
Michelle Mallone Show (BBC Greater Manchester) Martin Kellner Show (BBC Radio Leeds)


”Laugh out loud jokes and superb audience control.” Chortle.uk
“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch.” The List


BBC New Comedy Awards Semi Finalist 2001

Komedia New Act 2001 - Winner

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2002 finalist

King Gong – The Comedy Store (first female winner)

BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase finals 2003

Babycham Funny Woman finalist