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Hayley Ellis

Northerner Hayley Ellis is not only a solid act but also a great MC and has provided tour support for Sarah Millican, John Bishop and Jason Manford. Her comedy is sharp, clever and very funny, and her warmth, quick wit and ability to ad lib means she is one of the fastest rising women in comedy. Her wealth of material has also led her to contributing to Russell Howard’s Good News, Radio 4 Newsjack, Absolute radio and XFM’s breakfast show to name a few. 


"Brilliantly funny and a joy to watch" - SARAH MILLICAN

“Hayley is a proper comic, funny, relatable & one to watch" - JASON MANFORD

"Sharp, clever, and very funny" - THE SUNDAY POST


"An original and very funny lady" - FUNNY WOMEN


“Ellis is a talent"  - FEST MAG

“A great Hour of stand-up” - NORTHERN SOUL

"Outstanding. Her quick wit, ability to ad-lib and audience involvement provided the right tone and mood from the outset. Greatly entertained the crowd." - ROCK RADIO

"Hayley Ellis is fast becoming Manchester’s Funniest female" - STEVE WRIGHT, BBC RADIO 2 


"Edinburgh Fringe: 25 funniest jokes of all-time" - THE INDEPENDENT

"Edinburgh Fringe: Best 21 jokes told at the festival in the last decade" - THE MIRROR


"50 of the best ever jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe" - WOW247


Russel Howard's Good News - Series 9 Writer (Additional Material) 

MTV’s “Why aye love Geordie Shore 

Virgin TV - Comedy Set Lists 



Radio 4: Elephant in the Room - Series 1 Guest, Series 2 Writer 

Absolute Radio with Jason Manford 

XFM Breakfast Show Contributor 

Radio 4: Newsjack Writer 

Hour Shows 

2023 Hayley's Comic

2022 The Invisible Mam - Now available on Youtube

2019 Nobody puts Hayley in the Corner 

2018 Once, Twice, Three times a Hayley 

2016 FOMO  

2014 We Need to Talk About Kevin 


Awards and competitions 

WINNER Best MC - NW Comedy Awards 2024

Nominated Best ACT - NW Comedy Awards 2024

Nominated Best Show - NW Comedy Awards 2024

Nominated Best Show - Buxton Fringe 2023

Winner Best Show - NW Comedy Awards 2023

Winner Best MC - NW Comedy Awards 2023

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year finalist 

BBC New Comedy Award Semi Final  

Hull Comedian of the Year Winner 

Funny Women Awards Semi Finalist 

Tour Support for: 

Sarah Millican 

John Bishop 

Jason Manford 


Two stand-up comedians, Barry Dodds and Hayley Ellis, fighting with their anxieties, fears, OCDs and general bad thinking. And getting distracted. A lot. Features all the bickering, laughing and caring of a long-time friendship.

Agent : Jessica Toomey, +44 0161 236 9875

Spotlight : Hayley Ellis

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