Gemma Arrowsmith is an accomplished comedy writer and actor.
Gemma’s writing work includes the sketch series Laughing at Salad (Comedy Central), Riot Girls (Channel 4), Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Tracey Breaks the News (BBC) Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Bravest Warriors (Cartoon Hangover) and Spitting Image (BritBox). She is also working on a number of pilots with various companies and has script edited Newsjack (BBC Radio 4). Her “What were you wearing?” sketch for Tracey Ullman was featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mirror, Metro and more, with over 35 million views on Facebook and was BBC Comedy’s highest rated video of 2017.
Gemma’s performing credits include Upstart Crow (BBC), Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Merlin (BBC), Hustle (BBC), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC), Nurse (BBC), Damned – Playhouse Presents (Sky Arts), Trying Again (Sky Living), Spy (Sky1), Flashprank (MTV) and Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life (BBC). Her radio credits include Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 extra) Reception (BBC Radio 2) and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4).
Gemma is sought after in the world of children’s TV and radio, where her credits include: Class Dismissed (CBBC) DNN (CBBC), Vic Reeves’ Ministry of Curious Stuff (CBBC), Hacker Time (CBBC), Beano Town (Fun Kids Radio), Relic: Guardians of the Museum (CBBC) and Transmission Impossible (CBBC).
Live work includes three Edinburgh Fringe shows as half of double act Mould & Arrowsmith and three solo shows, Gemma Arrowsmith: Defender of Earth, Gemma Arrowsmith: Everything That’s Wrong with the Universe and Gemma Arrowsmith: EARTHLING. EARTHLING was at VAULT Festival, Brighton Fringe, Cheltenham Science Festival and Green Man Festival.
Online work includes the YouTube channel Sketches in My Flat, the audio comedy Gemma Arrowsmith’s Divine Comedy and podcast Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars which is hosted by the British Comedy Guide.
A winner of Fringe Report Awards’ Best Artist (2007), they declared: “The award reflects Gemma Arrowsmith’s seven-threat excellence as singer, dancer, actor, comedian, writer, impressionist and director.”
“Edinburgh Fringe- Top 20 free shows.” – London is Funny.
“An epically geeky journey of parodies and hilarity” ★★★★ -Three Weeks
“A cut above all other Fringe sketch comics.” -Broadway Baby
“The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves.” Vic Reeves
“Gemma is brilliaaaaaant!” Paul Whitehouse