Saskia Preston

"Superb gag-writer...one to watch" London Is Funny
"Interesting, quirky act, alien weirdo with odd observations…very good" Chortle
"Imaginative, funny and clever." Funny Women
"Sparky and sarcastic…refreshingly original." The Wee Review

Saskia Preston, writer for BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and BBC Radio 4 The News Quiz and more recently The Now Show, is making a name for herself as an act who delivers up offbeat one liners and observations in a unique and playful style, and as a young, gay comedian, she has an interesting perspective on life.

A finalist in the Max Turner Comedy Award, Funny Women Award, Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian and Laughing Horse New Comedian of the Year, Saskia was also shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2013 broadcast on BBC Radio 4 extra.

As well as gigging around the UK, and recently overseas in Norway, Saskia has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival every year since 2013 where she has shared mixed bills and hosted her own compilation shows. In 2018 Saskia starred in the prestigious AAA Stand-Up Late Show at The Pleasance and had a great run in 2019 with her debut solo show Ninety-Five presented with her characteristic quick wit and hilarious delivery.

Born in the UK, Saskia spent her childhood in Hong Kong and Portugal before returning to Britain to study English at the University of St Andrews. Previous to starting comedy, Saskia had a career in advertising and journalism and has written for, among others, The Guardian and The Financial Times.