Twins is a sketch-comedy double-act written and performed by Jack Barry and Annie McGrath, two of the most laidback people you might never meet.
In Annie McGrath – every bit the cherubic churl – Twins has a unique and curiously endearing half. Never shy of dodging a predictable punch line, she is a fearless navigator of the offbeat. Beside her, Jack Barry takes gormlessness into new territory. Fuelled by flights of fancy, constant deviation, and spontaneous drollery, Barry is very much the natural humorist. Together, they form one of the most unique, charming and exciting new double-acts around.
Watch Twins’ Stand-Up Special
In this energetic yet laidback performance, Annie McGrath and Jack Barry haphazardly bumble their charming selves through a bucket list. But time is ticking and there’s a lot of donuts to be eaten….
See Twins Live
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Annie and Jack met at Leeds where they were both cast in the University’s sketch comedy group, the Leeds Tealights. After graduating, they formed Twins and have since performed at Latitude Festival, Machynlleth Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Twins’ debut show was produced by The Invisible Dot. In 2015 the duo returned to the Fringe with Twins: Pret A Comedy, in association with Hat Trick Productions, then in 2016 Twins: Two Balls in a Bag, produced by Berk’s Nest.
Annie and Jack have written and performed sketches for ITV2’s ‘@elevenish’.
Aside from Twins, Annie and Jack are both stand-up comedians. Annie Annie brought her debut stand-up show The Seven Ages of An to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, where she was featured as one of Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016 as well as the Evening Standard’s top jokes list. In 2017, she returned to the Fringe with her second solo show, Ambivert, where she featured on The Telegraph and The i Paper’s Best Jokes of the Fringe 2017. Since starting stand-up in 2015, Annie has been shortlisted for the Funny Women Award and performed at clubs and theatres nationwide, as well as festivals including Latitude, Cornbury and Machynlleth.
Jack has performed as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Comedy Zone showcases. Outside of Edinburgh he has supported James Acaster, Patrick Kielty and Joe Lycett on their UK tours.