Hatty Ashdown is a stand up, presenter, MC, writer, actor...and slipper wearer.
Hatty has written the new sitcom GIVE OUT GIRLS which will air on COMEDY CENTRAL in 2014. The show is based around a group of promotional girls, who hand out products in the street. With Hatty's hilarious first-hand experiences informing the scripts, the show's authenticity shines through. Hatty has written the show with Anthony McMurray; it is produced by Big Talk Productions & Popper Pictures for Sky Living.
Hatty subverts the normal stale concept of stand up and presents the audience with a comedy experience that makes them not only laugh, but feel comfortable in any live environment. Her distinctive spin on stand up comedy has turned many heads and she is quickly gaining an enviable reputation for a unique brand of comedy that is warm, inclusive, and unpretentious
Hatty hit the London circuit around 2009 playing various London clubs, progressing from 10 to 20 min sets to headline spots. She has played along side the likes of Josie Long, Stewart Lee, Issy Suttie and Robin Ince at the Udderbelly on South Bank.
She also loves MC-ing and has compered various London clubs including her own club for three years. In 2012 she co-hosted talent show Star Search at the notorious Bethnal Green Working Mens club . It was the most creative and effective way I have seen of producing a warming and friendly atmosphere. Three Weeks.
2011 saw a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her first solo 40 minute showHatty Ashdown-Nan Child receiving a 4 star review from Three Weeks and featuring in The List's top 5 Free Fringe Shows.
Hatty’s first love is radio; she has appeared on BBC Radio London with her own live slot ofHattys Haberdashery covering the arts & crafts of London and a what's on guide. She then went onto to present her own shows on Jnet, Shoreditch & a weekly slot on Croydon Radio.
Hatty’s personable and warm stage persona is something that she has put to good use not only in stand-up but also in TV presenting, interviewing celebrity names such as James Brown, Lou Reed and Esther Rantzen for the BBC and Channel 4.
Hatty played Dawn Whipple Poe on Marshal's Law which was nominated for best new sitcom by the British Comedy Guide. She was previously seen as Medusa on the Nickelodeon show Ross Lee’s Ghoulies.
After graduating she performed in two theatre companies, including her own one woman character show Chick Habit at the Ipswich festival. Hatty has also had photographic career as character model for Mr Kipling, Nicorette, Play Station & Heinz Beans to name a few!
innate funny bones - Chortle
Anecdotal humor that never feels stilted or scripted ..makes Ashdown one to watch on the comedy scene - Three Weeks
Wonderfully inventive, consistently funny - Time Out ****
Warm, infectiously funny and brilliant - Josie Long
Hatty Ashdown’s brain is made up of funny molecules. She makes me laugh. And laugh. And then laugh - Robert Popper (Writer Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner)