Comedy

Ella has performed sell-out shows about women’s sport, wanting a stag do, periods, and thinking about becoming a nudist. She also co-runs a monthly alternative comedy night, VENN Comedy, in Peckham Rye. Ella has been twice shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Awards, heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and 4 Extra, and has written for shows including Radio 4Extra’s Newsjack. She has also appeared as a contributor on The Telegraph’s Audio Football Club, talking about women’s football and the Women’s World Cup. You can find out more below.

VENN

VENN Comedy is a monthly alternative comedy night at One & All Cafe in Peckham Rye, run by Ella Woods and Chloe Green (The LOL Word). You can find the latest dates and lineups by following @venn_comedy on Instagram and Twitter.

Ella and Chloe took a work-in-progress hour, VENN, to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with Gilded Balloon.

Reviews:

“Both comics have their own unique style, yet both are feminist powerhouses, and the audience instantly feels lifted out of the late-night Fringe daze…the seeds have been planted – watch them grow.” – The F Word

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

Ella Woods: Wing Defence is a comedy show about sport by someone who hated it. Performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Wing Defence was selected as one of British Comedy Guide’s Recommended Fringe Shows of 2018.

Reviews:

“Why don’t more women do sport, and why doesn’t women’s sport get taken more seriously? A very funny hour on a great topic – there’s so much relatable content here, especially for women. A beautifully structured show by the very likeable Ella Woods.” – British Comedy Guide

Wing Defence is a joyful conglomerate of comedic brillianceSmart quips, told by an engaging and instantly likeable comic, moments of sheer delightful silliness, and an overarching informative-ness that is quietly thought-provoking.” – Harpy Magazine

Ella Woods: Stag Do

Ella Woods: Stag Do is a feminist show about wanting a stag do. Performed in two sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and Camden Fringe 2017.

Reviews:

“Tears up notions of gender like a discarded kebab wrapper.” – The Female Comedians to Watch, Makers.com

BBC Radio New Comedy Awards

Ella Woods was nominated for the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards in 2014 and 2016, and was selected as a show highlight on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon.

Soho Theatre Comedy Lab: Soho Rising

Ella Woods has been part of Soho Theatre’s SYC Comedy Lab since 2014, championing upcoming comedy talent in the capital. She has performed at several showcases as part of the Soho Rising season, including post-Edinburgh Fringe galas and sell-out Saturday night showcase performances.