Tour de force, Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics, to become a critically acclaimed comedian, writer, filmmaker and activist. Storming the Edinburgh Fringe with a complete sell out run, she is about to embark on her Why I’m Never Going Into Politics national tour in February
From a very young age, Grace has been taking on powerful men when she was growing up in and around Westminster, starting with her father Alastair Campbell and his ex-boss Tony Blair. Since then Grace has challenged the patriarchy with her feminist collective The Pink Protest. Now, she wants to have a friendly fight with the world she grew up in; politics.
In Grace’s debut stand-up show, you can expect vagina jokes, why she thinks she caused Brexit, anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids, plus trying (and failing) to bring the Labour Party back together. Grace is refreshingly rude, laugh-out-loud funny and wildly outspoken.
As an activist, Grace co-founded the feminist collective, the Pink Protest, which has changed laws in the UK around period poverty and gender inequalities. Grace turned her hand to writing and producing, making her television debut on Channel 4’s feminist prank show Riot Girls which starred comics Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence challenging British society’s default sexism.
Serious about turning politics on its head, Grace currently has a scripted series in development with Cuba Pictures called Promises – a comedy drama about a family in which the mother is a prolific politician.
Grace and her father Alastair also host a podcast together called Football, Feminism, and Everything In Between have enjoyed the company of high-caliber guests like Ed Miliband, Dame Kelly Holmes and Julia Gillard.
Grace is very active on Instagram and uses it as a platform to test and build her comedy profile. Grace is also about to launch her own all-female comedy night, The Disgraceful Club.
Grace Campbell: Why I’m Never Going Into Politics comes to Brighton’s Komedia on Tues 25 Feb 2020