“Hugely enjoyable class conscious comedy from this engaging young comic, with a nice line in catty putdowns” - The Guardian
Before embarking on a career in stand up in 2005, Tiffany Stevenson had already worked with some of comedy’s big cheeses; people like Ricky Gervais in The Office, John Bird in Chambers and Stephen Fry in Absolute Power. Something must have rubbed off, as it wasn’t long before Tiffany was making her own waves on the comedy scene.
Tiffany has since established a strong presence on the club and festival scene, from the Comedy Store to Glastonbury. In 2006 she made her entrance on to the hallowed comedy turf of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Talk Radio, a production directed by Stewart Lee. The critically acclaimed show was ranked first in The Independent’s “Things to do in the Summer”, Serena Davies from The Telegraph called it “a very enjoyable hour” and the Financial Times’ four star review described it as an “excellent” production.
The following year saw Tiffany and her Talk Radio co-star Phil Nichol bring their sell out London comedy night, Old Rope, to the Fringe, allowing them to build the profile of their new material, and making the show one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures of the comedy circuit.
Always one to seek new challenges, 2009 saw Tiffany make her solo Fringe debut with Along Came A Spider. This show was a perfect showcase for Tiffany’s cheeky, no-nonsense wit, and duly bagged her tons of praise:
"Dictators is witty and inventive, full of well-constructed jokes, and Stevenson proves herself a comedic writer of great subtlety and originality - ****"
- Daily Telegraph/Arts Desk
Last year Tiffany repeated her success with her second hour-long show, Dictators.
As well as her Fringe and circuit work, 2010 saw Tiffany head to the Leicester Square Theatre to star alongside David Tennant, Sally Philips and George Wendt in the critically acclaimed Celebrity Autobiography, a comedy show that, unsurprisingly, saw comedians take to the stage to read out extracts from various celebrity penned autobiographies.
Tiffany’s TV career has flourished in tandem with her comedy career and, as well as those already mentioned, her roles have included the agony aunt Montana Mounds in Footballers Wives. Meanwhile, on film, Tiffany played the lead role in the earthy indie Britflick Spinning Candyfloss and can count an appearance in Dizzee Rascal’s Dirty Cash video, amongst her other credits.
Look out for Tiffany in the forthcoming Ikea campaign and the Celebrity Autobiography shows at The Leicester Square Theatre. She will also be taking her 3rd solo show, Cavewoman, to The Stand comedy club for the Edinburgh Fringe.