Pritchard-McLean’s ‘earthy’ sense of humour and form in tackling uncomfortable topics, (see her 2016 Fringe show which tackled sexism in stand up) places her as one of the most impressive acts on the stand-up circuit.
Known not only for her commanding and confident routines, Pritchard-McLean is also the director and writer for sketch group Gein’s Family Giftshop. Kiri’s debut show Hysterical Woman successfully transferred from the Fringe to the Soho Theatre in June 2017.
She has various TV and radio appearances to her name, including Russell Howard‘s Stand Up Central on Comedy Central and ITV‘s Elevenish along with various appearances on BBC Radio 4‘s The Now Show, Newsquiz and Elis James‘ State Of the Nation.
Watch Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Hysterical Woman
Tackling genetics, gender and being a comedian who happens to be a woman, Kiri handles a host of thorny issues with a down to earth sense of her own ridiculousness. Settle down for an hour of whip smart stand-up with an angle on anthropology that’s as funny as it is clever.
See Kiri Pritchard-McLean Live
Kiri is touring the UK in 2018. Details and ticket info can be found here
Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is an English/Welsh comedian, born in Gloucester but raised on a farm in Aglesey, Wales. Her first stand-up gig was King Gong at The Comedy Store where she survived the five minute set time without the Gong going (she was one of only 4 out of 28 that did so). She describes her second visit to The Comedy Store as her ‘worst gig’, where two stag parties screamed to get her kicked off.
Describing life as a stand-up as ‘pretty cushy’, Pritchard-McLean, (who hails from rural Wales but long based in Manchester), frequently evokes the North-South divide in her shows and her routines include hilariously relatable anecdotes, not least of all a story of at home ‘DIY waxing that has all the elements of pain and humiliation of the best stand-up stories’.
She is one fourth of the multi-award winning sketch group ‘Gein’s Family Gift Shop’ (in capacity as writer / director). She was nominated for Comedian of the Year at the Leicester Mercury Awards in 2015, and best Compere at the Chortle awards two years on the trot in 2016 and 2017.
Her macabre podcast ‘All Killa no Filla’ about serial killers and co-hosted with fellow comedian Rachel Fairburn, has been developing somewhat of a cult following since is first airing in October 2014, and frequently enjoys sold out recording sessions.
Pritchard-McLean is set to embark on a UK wide tour in February 2018, kicking off in London’s Soho Theatre and culminating at The Lowry in Salford on the 27th May.