Kathy Maniura

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Kathy Maniura is a character comedian, actor and writer. She is a regular on the London circuit, winner of Sketch Off and Funny Women ‘one to watch’ 2020, and a So You Think You’re Funny finalist 2021. Many of her character skits on Instagram (@kathykathymm) have over 10k views, including ‘Londoner in the Countryside’ and ‘Urban Cycling Man’.

As one half of character comedy duo Horseplay, she has written and performed 2 hour-long narrative shows ‘Witch Hunt’ and ‘Bareback’. The shows have been performed at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals, as well as touring to Amsterdam and Barcelona. The duo were highly commended for the South of the River & SISTER Screenshot award for TV writing in 2020 and continue to tour Bareback into 2022.

‘flawlessly performed, wittily and inventively scripted' – Chortle

‘defined by invention, risk and ambition’ - The List

‘witty fabulous raw and honest' 4* for Bareback – Phoenix Remix

‘So fast you could watch it again to hear the jokes you missed while laughing’ for Bareback - There Ought to Be Clowns

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Bareback (Theatre and Live Performance)

(Writer/Lead Performer)

2019 - 2022

Horseplay Production

The Old Man and the Radio (Short Film)



Peppercorn Productions

Witch Hunt (Theatre and Live Performance)

(Writer/Lead Performer)

2017 - 2019

Horseplay Productions

Spires (Television)



Directed by Ivy Callaway

Podcast Guest Appearances


Queers Gone By

Episode 52: Shrek (With Kathy Maniura)

It's finally time. We're welcoming special guest, award-winning comedian Kathy Maniura, and she's picked Kate's ultimate.

We're sorry. But hey now, you're an All Star.



Feeling Seen With Kathy Maniura

In each episode of this podcast, international comedian, scientist and blurb writer Mariana Feijó talks with guests about what bravery means to them and special moments in which they have been brave.

Guests will chat about those moments when they have been brave, or even just gone slightly out of their comfort zone, while discussing what does it even mean to be brave!



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