Episode 5: Suzi Ruffell – Touring; TV & Comedy


Following on from yet another successful Edinburgh Festival run, Suzi Ruffell is taking her new show –


– on tour around the UK.

Suzi has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. Now, all of a sudden, she is actually happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups at their best when they aremiserable? Fingers crossed no!

Of course, the world is still completely f **ked – so don’t worry, it won’t be too joyous. There’s a mix of storytelling, observations, a dash of social politics and a lovely routine about a smear test. This show has everything. The last 18 months have been massive for Suzi Ruffell, with a smash-hit, sell-out UK tour, heaps of TV appearances (i.e Live at the Apollo and Mock The Week), and she’s even learnt how to make the perfect lemon cake.

She is also a regular on BBC Radio 4’s; The News Quiz; and The Now Show; and co-hosts hit podcast Like Minded Friends with chum and fellow stand-up Tom Allen. Other TV credits include Roast Battle, Ultimate Worrier, Hypothetical, Stand Up Central and Suzi Ruffell Live From The Comedy Store.

Suzi’s star is certainly on the rise, with her being recently named as the Chortle Best Club Act 2019 – to add to a nomination for Best Breakthrough Act at The Chortle Awards in 2017. It has been a busy few years for her, with three sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival resulting in her recording her show Keeping It Classy for Live from The BBC (which was released in summer 2018) and a clip racking up over 16 million views on Facebook. Her shows receive critical acclaim and have nabbed her the working-class comedy crown of her generation.

2018 saw Suzi tour Australia, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. In early 2019 she was back on the road, filming Comedy Central’s new show Comedy Bus while also touring her own show Nocturnal to sell-out audiences. TV-wise, she has recently featured in CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework and Sara Pascoe’s Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave. Looking forward, she’ll be making appearances in There’s Something About Movies (Sky One), Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply (also Dave), Harry Hill’s Clubnite (Channel 4), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC2), and Don’t Hate The Playaz (ITV2).

Recently Suzi performed on Amusical – the hilarious Comedy Central show in which comedians sing classic songs from musicals. Come and see what all the fuss is about!