Haddow is a London based comedian and writer and one of the most popular new acts on the UK comedy circuit.
A regular at comedy clubs all over the country, she expertly walks the fine line between cheeky and outright smut.
A regular at comedy clubs all over the country, Alexandra expertly walks the fine line between cheeky and outright smut.She has performed at Reading and Leeds festival, Victorious Festival, has supported comedy icons Frankie Boyle, Bill Bailey and Eshaan Akbar, and hosts Dulwich Hamlet Comedy every month.
Her hotly anticipated debut show, Not My Finest Hour, sold out its entirety at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023, including two extra shows. The show received critical acclaim, after previously being nominated for Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2023. She will be performing the show across the UK in 2024.
Originally from the East Midlands and the first in her family to go to university and pursue a career in the arts, Alexandra hilariously skewers the juxtaposition of her working-class upbringing and her current life as an East London based, freelance writer and comedian.
Alexandra has a growing social media following, with over 49k followers on Twitter and over 10k followers on Instagram, with her acerbic tweets regularly going viral. Her radio credits include appearances on BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club with Arthur Smith, the Moon Under Water Podcast with John Robins, Fit and Proper Podcast with Rhys James and Lloyd Griffith and with Peter Crouch on the series Save Our Beautiful Game (Discovery+), and in 2023 she won the inaugural West End Comedy Club Working Class Bursary and was shortlisted for the 99 Club Female and Non-Binary Comedians Programme.
Alexandra’s work as a writer has seen her contribute to Have I Got News For You, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Refinery29, Time Out, Metro and Independent magazines. She is a regular columnist for Sunday Times Style, London Evening Standard, Why Now Magazine and has been a columnist for NME, as well as joke writing for brand campaigns including Bumble and Cubitts.
She also runs the cult hit indie, rock and roll and britpop club night, Indie Amnesty, which has held sold out shows in London, Barcelona, Margate and Glasgow.
'One of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.' - Frankie Boyle
‘A whole lot of laughs’ - The Skinny
'Haddow is going places' - London Evening Standard
‘Defiantly optimistic in a way that’s both refreshing and empowering.’ - Rolling Stone
‘a comic with an impressive stage presence.’ - Chortle
|Ben Elton: The Great Railway Disaster|
|Ben Elton: The Great Railway Disaster - Self||Channel 4||2023|
|Peter Crouch: Save Our Beautiful Game |
|Peter Crouch: Save Our Beautiful Game - Performer||Discovery+||2022|
|Cubitts brand campaign |
|Cubitts brand campaign - Writer||2023|
|Have I Got News For You|
|Have I Got News For You - Writer||BBC1||2022|
Theatre and Live Performance
|Frankie Boyle Support|
|Frankie Boyle Support - Performer||2023|
|Not My Finest Hour|
|Not My Finest Hour - Performer||Edinburgh Fringe||2023|
|Reading and Leeds Festival|
|Reading and Leeds Festival - Performer||2022|
|Frankie Boyle Support|
|Frankie Boyle Support - Performer||2020|
|Leicester Comedy Festival Awards|
|Leicester Comedy Festival Awards - Nominee||Best Debut Show||2023|
|99 Club Female and Non-Binary Comedians Programme|
|99 Club Female and Non-Binary Comedians Programme - Runner Up||2023|
|West End Comedy Club Working Class Bursary|
|West End Comedy Club Working Class Bursary - Winner||2023|
|Funny Women Competition|
|Funny Women Competition - Semi-Finalist||2018|
|Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club|
|Arthur Smith’s Comedy Club - Performer||BBC Radio 4 Extra||2022|
13th June 2023
Alexandra Haddow, Louise Atkinson, Priya Hall, Leila Navabi and Lorna Rose Treen are the recipients of the 99 Club's 2023 bursaries for female & non-binary comedians