Briefly a CBBC presenter, Holly has gone on to appear on panel shows from 8 Out Of 10 Cats to Just A Minute, write for TV at home and in the US, including the acclaimed Motherland, and become a live hit. The Chortle Best Newcomer earned three Edinburgh award nominations, and her recent show was acclaimed for its ‘original lines and images that make the show a joy.’


Award-winning comedian Holly Walsh has gone from occasional CBBC presenter to acclaimed live performer and panel show regular.

After studying art history, Holly began her career with a comedy writing course while she was working as a gallery assistant. After writing for Radio 4 and picking up a host of new comedy award nominations, she was soon appearing on Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, QI, and Live at the Apollo. She’s also a regular on Radio 4’s News Quiz, The Now Show, and Just A Minute.

As well as standup Holly continues to write for radio and TV. She co-wrote Dead Boss with Sharon Horgan, and the pair teamed up with Graham and Helen Linehan to create the acclaimed, acerbic parenting sitcom Motherland. In addition to writing her own sitcom The Other One Holly’s also worked with such talents as Frank Skinner, Matt Lucas, Kathy Burke, Julia Davis, and Charlie Brooker.

Holly’s relaxed, conversational style, smart observations, use of Venn diagrams and slightly nerdy self-deprecation has won over live audiences at clubs and festivals world-wide.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH