Marian Pashley

"Delightful" - The Guardian

Pashley is clearly a chatty girl, and a chatty comic. She eases her way gently into her set with a few pleasantries, and that pretty much sets the tone. Her routines are cheerfully anecdotal, and her observations based on the mundanities of life or the reminiscences of childhood.

But all this soft Northern charm belies a certain biting edge. The amiable path often leads to a sharp punchline, with an appealing element of nastiness frequently lurking behind them. Turns out she hates children, she started seeing her boyfriend when he was still married, and her family were as cynical as she has turned out to be.