“THE LIST’S TOP FIVE FEMALE COMEDIANS”
“Comic genius! She’s Eddie Izzard with less make-up and more Glasgow”
I have performed stand up comedy since 1998.
I have toured across Scotland, the wider UK comedy circuit, Ireland and Central Europe. I have performed in comedy clubs, dive bars, large theatres, small theatres, a bus, a boat, the street, a graveyard, a lift (USA elevator) and in someone’s living room. No, it wasn’t my mum’s living room, it was an actual gig at a private party in a posh living room in the New Town, Edinburgh.
I have performed in all the major comedy clubs in the UK including The Comedy Store, The Stand, The Frog & Bucket, The Hyena, The Laughter Lounge, The Belfast Empire, Jongleurs, Highlight and
The Gilded Balloon.
When I started out I reached the semi-finals of all the major comedy competitions for So You Think You’re Funny, The BBC New Comedy Awards and The Daily Telegraph Open Mic. I reached the final of Take The Mic – a large cash prize competition run by The Scottish Sun.
- Don’t judge me!
(Unless you are actually one of the judges)
Silver Scream: 2002
Travels With My Hipflask: 2006
Little Love Affairs: 2007
Little Love Affairs – Behind Bars: 2008
Good Chat and Some Characters: 2008
Lyre Burd – One Burd; Many Voives: 2009
Travelling Circus: 2010
Flypaper For Freaks: 2011
“Murphy acts with 100mph hilarity with her electric stage-presence and her host of characters and sketches. Her show purportedly covers the history of motion pictures but somehow manages to squeeze in a Weakest Link- Style Film Noir competition, a ‘Name-That-Quote’ round, a Wizard of Oz-style sing-a-long and a celebrity puppet show. This magnificent production is a genuine delight and Murphy’s charisma so exuberant that I even found myself singing along at one point. Go and see this show right now; you won’t regret it”
I am currently touring my one-woman Robert Burns inspired show,
Mice & Women. And my brand new show for Fringe 2015,
Murphy’s Law, is in development.
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The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh followed by Sidesplitters, Irvine
I am also booked regularly for corporate events, after-dinners, sports clubs, black tie balls, celebratory parties and funerals.
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I have also appeared regularly on BBC Radio Scotland as a contributor to The Janice Forsyth Culture Studio, The Comedy Cafe, Celtic Connections, MacAuley & Co – and also Live At The Stand.
Sketch and character comedy appearances include BBC Radio Scotland’s spoof documentary, PeopleWatch, where I co- hosted in character as Lorraine Kelly; BBC2’s Sketch Comedy show, Velvet Soup; and the Hollywood comedy films, The Best Man and Joy Division.
I also guest regularly with a range of my characters on Jo Caulfield’s Comedy Collective at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh as well as The Speakeasy at The Netherbow Theatre with a range of stories, short plays and comedy monologues.
“A veritable comedic jukebox”