Wendy Wason

Wendy Wason’s introduction to stand-up came with her first job, at The Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh .

But her background is in acting job, with roles in Taggart, Fun At The Funeral Parlour and Coupling. She even played an obsessive Bill Hicks fan who becomes a stand-up in the 2000 British film, Resurrecting Bill.

She debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001 inTrevor Lock’s play, What You Really Want, alongside Phil NicholSarah Kendall – and had to strip off while four months pregnant.

By the time she was pregnant with her second child she was filming The Libertine with Johnnys Depp, Malkovich and Vegas.

When her son was 8 weeks old, she started stand-up. In 2005 she was a finalist in the Funny Women contest; and the following year she was a finalist in the first Scottish Comedian Of The Year competition.