Sara Pascoe Biography and Wiki
Sara Pascoe (born Sara Patricia Pascoe) is an English comedian and writer. She has appeared on TV programmes such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown for Channel 4, QI for BBC, and Taskmaster for the digital channel Dave. Before her comedy career, she was a tour guide in London. She has appeared in many television programmes and panel shows, including Stand Up for the Week, The Thick of It, Mock the Week, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Campus, Being Human, Twenty Twelve, QI, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie to You, Hypothetical, and W1A as well as all-female sketch show Girl Friday, which she co-wrote. She started performing stand-up comedy in 2007. In August 2010, she performed her first show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sara Pascoe Vs Her Ego. On 19 February 2012, she appeared in episode 11 of the Comedian’s Comedian Podcast hosted by Stuart Goldsmith. In 2012, she appeared in Live at the Apollo. She appeared on the BBC TV panel show QI in 2013.
In 2014, she performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured the UK for the first time with the show Sara Pascoe Vs History. The show was nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014 for Best Comedy Show. In October 2014, she appeared in Never Mind the Buzzcocks and stood in line at the identity parade round as a former dancer and back-up singer for the entertainer Pete Conway. Also that month, she appeared on the topical panel quiz Have I Got News for You as a panellist and in one of the sketches of the Channel 4 charity night Stand Up to Cancer. In 2015, she appeared as a panellist on two Radio 4 programmes, the science discussion programme The Infinite Monkey Cage in February, and the comedy quiz programme The Unbelievable Truth in September. In 2016, along with numerous other celebrities, she toured the UK to support Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to become prime minister.
She has written two books. The first, Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, was published in 2016. Her second book, Sex Power Money, was published in 2019, which explores sexual relations, with particular focuses on male sexuality and on sex work. It is informed by evolutionary biology and social research, and by her own experiences and feelings. She also hosts a related podcast of the same name, in which she interviews people who have experience with sex work, stripping, and adult films. In 2016, she went on tour again with the show Animal. She participated in series 3 of the comedy challenge show, Taskmaster, which was broadcast on Dave in October and November 2016. She has appeared in all three of Frankie Boyle’s Autopsy BBC programmes (2014–2016), discussing political issues, and since 2017 has been a regular guest on his topical series Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. She also performed a half-hour stand-up set in episode 1 of series 2 of Life from the BBC in 2017.
On 27 October 2017, she appeared in an episode of the British travel documentary series Travel Man on Channel 4. In February 2018, she started a BBC Radio 4 series called Modern Monkey. In April 2018, she appeared as a panellist in two episodes of the BBC Radio 4 panel show Just A Minute. In May 2018, she starred in a BBC comedy short entitled “Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy”. In March 2019, she appeared in Travelling Blind with Amar Latif on BBC2. In April 2019, a live recording of Pascoe’s LadsLadsLads tour at the London Palladium was shown on BBC Two. In November 2020 she hosted An Evening With Yuval Noah Harari, a live stream book launch held by How to Academy and Penguin Books. Her six-part comedy series Out of Her Mind premiered on BBC Two in October 2020. Exploring “heartbreak, family and how to survive them”, the series is loosely based on her own life, with Pascoe playing a version of herself. Co-stars include Juliet Stevenson and Cariad Lloyd. Pascoe’s new three-part BBC Two series called Last Woman on Earth with Sara Pascoe premiered on 27 December 2020. She was one of the four competitors who appeared in the special Christmas edition of The Great British Sewing Bee that was transmitted on Boxing day 2020 on BBC 1. Her fellow competitors in the programme were Denise Van Outen, Shirley Ballas and Dr Ranj Singh.
She attended Eastbury Comprehensive School in Barking. She later attended Gaynes School in Upminster. For a short while, Pascoe aspired to study philosophy at the University of Cambridge, motivated by both her enjoyment of the novel Sophie’s World and her desire to join Footlights, the university’s dramatic club. However, she read English at the University of Sussex, where she befriended Cariad Lloyd. After graduation, she worked as an actor and supplemented her income with temporary work, but found work “hard to come by” and declared herself bankrupt.
Sara Pascoe Age
She was born on May 22, 1981, in Dagenham, United Kingdom and was brought up in Romford.
Sara Pascoe Husband
She is married to her fellow comedian Steen Raskopoulos. From 2013 to late 2016, she dated the comedian John Robins. Her reflections on that relationship and its aftermath were the basis of her 2017 show LadsLadsLads at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is a resident of London.
Sara Pascoe Parents
She is the daughter of musicians Derek Pascoe and Gail Newmarch. Her parents divorced when she was young, leaving her to be brought up by her mother. She has a sister, Cheryl Pascoe.