After reading for History at Cambridge Univesity Holly worked in small, contemporary galleries in east London for much of her early 20s before the self-proclaimed "comedy nerd" took the plunge, retired from the art world in 2006 and has since been enjoying success not only in stand up but as a writer for a number of major broadcasters as well as hosting her own BBC Radio series, Best Behaviour. Holly co-wrote the BBC sitcom pilot Motherland with Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan and Helen Linehan which was released to widespread critical acclaim.
Her stand-up credentials were established with her 2008 Best Newcomer win at the Chortle Awards and confirmed with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination three years later for her debut Fringe show, Hollycopter. The show also enjoyed a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre. Holly returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 where her sold-out show Never Had It was warmly received by audiences and critics alike, most notably The Observer who lauded Holly’s ‘gift for original lines and images that make the show a joy.’ Following on from her earlier success Holly again brought the show to London for a critically-acclaimed run at The Soho Theatre.
Holly has featured on many of the top TV comedy shows including QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You?, and Mock The Week, as well as hosting the Channel 4 series TNT alongside Jack Whitehall. She is often heard on radio and has appeared on shows such as Just a Minute, The Unbelievable Truth, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Charlie Brooker’s So Wrong It’s Right for Radio 4.
On top of her TV and radio commitments, Holly’s live work remains a key element of her career and sees her perform at the best comedy clubs in the country.
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