Bethany Black

Her journey to Channel Four, ‘Doctor Who’ and steadily rising star status makes for hilarious if sometimes incredulous listening.

✭✭✭✭✭ Three Weeks

Honest, to the point, and very very funny.

✭✭✭✭ Arts Award Voice

Decidedly dark and deliciously different, an evening with Bethany Black is a one way ticket to a world you never knew existed. Managing to balance dark-tinged comedy with being warm and chatty, she has built a cult following for her brand of confessional comedy.

Bethany has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2004. Her debut show Beth Becomes Her detailed the story of her being transgender, chronicling everything from her coming out, through her transition and eventually falling in love. It was nominated for Best Debut at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2008.

Over the course of her career she has performed alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, including Allan Carr, Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin, Rhona Cameron and Rhys Darby.

She has also written jokes for acts as diverse as Brendon Burns and Jimmy Cricket.

In 2015 she was cast as Helen in Russell T Davies multi channel shows Cucumber, Banana and Tofu where she was the first trans actress to play a leading role.

In late 2015, Beth played 474 in Doctor Who.

She took her show (Extra)Ordinary to the 2016 Edinburgh Festival and in late 2017/early 2018 filmed the role of Pocahantas for No Offence.