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Sally-Anne is an award-winning comedian (Best UK Compere 2019 and Holsten Pils ‘Fans of Comedy’ award) and a sought-after corporate performer (with clients including Virgin Media and Alcatel).  She is also a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival.   

She has proven her writing talents with numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and can display a depth of material that marks out the best comic talent. She has performed all over the world and has provided tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard,  Russell Kane, Hal Cruttenden and Suzi Ruffell.

An accomplished breakfast radio presenter (Star 107.2), with TV credits (‘The Blame Game’ BBC) and radio panel show credits (‘Elephant in The Room’ BBC Radio 4), as  well as TV warm-up (‘Deal or No Deal’ Channel 4).

She co-hosts a podcast called Spit or Swallow, along with Lou Conran.  Together they incorporate their love of wine, celebrity guests and drunk stories.

Quotes & Press

"Sally-Anne Hayward has figured out her niche is filling that accessible naughty but niceness of early Sarah Millican... Whatever she's selling, we're buying; the pitch is so practised, so elegant, so unobtrusive you'll struggle not to laugh."


"Innate effusive likeability with straightforward but effective writing.... a primetime act"


"Small time country posh life versus young lady breaking into the stand-up circuit. Fabulous."


"It's easy to imagine Hayward at the 02 or guesting on QI. She is a crowd-pleaser and a straightforward observational comic, but so are most of Britain's favourite comedians today. Hayward is easily the equal of any of them"


"Clever observations and sharp punch lines"



Best UK compere 2019

Holsten Pills Fans of Comedy Award



“We’ve worked with Sally-Anne across a number of our corporate awards events and I can’t speak highly of her enough. Sally-Anne is super engaging, knows her audience and is an absolute joy to work with.”


“The feedback about Sally-Anne has been fantastic. Her comedy set couldn’t have been better suited – the audience loved her and it took the event to the next level.”


What a fantastic night we had, it made the night so much more special, we laughed so much during the gig and our laughter didn’t stop there! We were talking about it for hours long after she had gone, telling each other the same jokes and just re-enacting the funny lines that made us laugh so much. I would honestly and genuinely recommend Sallyanne to anyone who wants a great night with lots of laughter, our Christmas party is one we will all remember simply because of how much we laughed!!




Celebrity guests join Lou Conran & Sally-Anne Hayward for a chat over a drinkiepoo of their choosing. Secrets & stories shared culminate in a final decision by Lou & Sally, as to whether their guests drink of choice is a spit or a swallow.

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