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Award-winning character comic Kat Bond (BBC R4, C4, BBC1) regularly gigs her colourful creations around the circuit. She won the Vault Festival Comedy Award 2017 for her character show ‘Loo Roll’, the hit solo debut that finds the sketch star left by her family in a bin outside Papa Johns in Luton. She sets about finding them with only a loo roll for company…
Kat is also one half of the critically acclaimed duo That Pair, who have performed sell out runs at the Soho Theatre, Edinburgh and played festivals including Latitude and Bestival. As well as working extensively in television and on stage, Kat has been a proud performer on the anarchic Weirdo’s alternative comedy club scene and as a member of The Committee Improv. Sublimely silly, you can expect great ideas and a charming mix of off beat laughs, clowning and creativity from this exciting alternative stand up.
Watch Kat Bond: Loo Roll
Meet Pat: librarian, performance poet and rapper. Sort of. Armed only with that classic mainstay of the theatre, loo roll, join Pat on her nonsensical journey of self discovery as she puts her talents to good use in trying to find her family. Packed with frivolous energy and original ideas, Kat Bond’s combination of character comedy, stand up and clowning is as inventive as it is entertaining. Don your loo roll bonnet and settle down for a set that’s a far cry from bog standard.
See Kat Bond Live
Information on Kat Bond’s upcoming gigs and live shows can be found here.
Multi-talented actress, writer, comedian and improviser, Kat Bond studied Acting amongst the likes of ‘The League of Gentlemen’ at the once renowned arts college Bretton Hall in Wakefield. She continued her bohemian dream, attending Clown School with the legendary french teacher Philippe Gaulier. Forming the critically acclaimed That Pair with fellow comic Lorna Shaw, the duo made it to the acclaimed Funny Women competition finals, going on to tour the UK fringe and festivals with their real life stories, song and sketch shows.
After 5 years as a double act, and still very much mates, the pair decided to pursue solo ambitions and take a step into the unknown. Kat told Chortle:
“The Fringe is an intense place for comics (I know, get the violin out) and taking a solo comedy show up is arguably the most stressful way to do it. The pressure is on you to write, perform, promote and accept critique and compliments humbly all by yourself”.
Ultimately, the hard work of going it alone paid off and Kat has been performing her solo show Loo Roll around the country to great acclaim, scooping an award at London’s Vault Festival too.
Still very much influenced by her sketch comedy and improv background, Kat describes her material as “fantastical and silly but there is a small amount of social commentary in it which I find easier to say in the voices of characters”.
Kat’s natural ability to embody her characters with authenticity has won her numerous acting roles too. Her TV credits include Doctor Brown’s Channel 4 Blaps, BBC’s Call the Midwife and Sky’s The Greatest of all Time, as well as popping up in numerous commercials. Her comedy appearances include Radio 4’s Sketchorama and Expenses Only, and BBC3’s Feed My Funny.
As an Improviser, Kat trained at Monkey Toast and the Free Association in the UK along with several guest coaches from around the world. Kat has recently been seen performing at the Mach Comedy Festival in “It’s me cathy come home now so cold” – her latest work in progress show where she purports to become “ALL YOUR EMOTIONS with the help of Kate Bush and a doormat.”