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Zoë Tomalin

Zoë is a multi-award-winning comedy writer working across scripted, entertainment and children’s TV.

Since 2019 she has been a regular contributor to Have I Got News For You (BBC1), and most recently co-wrote 3 episodes of Badjelly, an animated Spike Milligan adaptation starring Miriam Margolyes and Rhys Darby.
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Zoë’s ability to blend sharp and silly has made her a sought-after writer for both individual comics and comedy series. She was the script-editor/producer of Hypothetical (Dave), and her recent writing credits include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Standup To Cancer (C4), The Now Show (Radio 4), The News Quiz (Radio 4) and new sketch show You’re Part of the Problem (Radio 4).

She also co-wrote and produced the Channel 4 Comedy Blap Late Night Forever With Jordan Brookes ("bold and ambitious... imagine a chat show directed by David Lynch" ★★★★ - Chortle).

Alongside Charlie Dinkin, Zoë is the co-creator of cult comedy-horror podcast SeanceCast, which showcases new women and non-binary writers. The show won a British Podcast Award, and was nominated for both the Chortle Awards and BBC Audio Awards.

In 2021, Zoë won the prestigious David Nobbs Memorial Trust New Comedy Writing Award and was named an Edinburgh International TV Festival One to Watch. She was recently accepted onto the BAFTA Connect programme.

Television

Late Night Forever! With Jordan Brookes
Producer, Co-writer
Channel 42022
Complaints Welcome
Writer
Channel 4 2021
Blankety Blank
Writer / Additional Material
BBC 12021
Yesterday, Today and The Day Before
Writer
Comedy Central2021
Mock the Week
Writer
BBC 22020 — 2021
Have I Got News For You
Writer
BBC 1 2019 — 2023
Hypothetical
Series Producer / Script Editor
Dave2019 — 2022

Podcast and Online Content

Seancecast
Writer
Hat Trick Productions2021 — 2022
Seancecast
Performer
Hat Trick Productions2021
Succubus Magazine
Writer
2017 — 2019

Radio

The News Quiz
Writer
BBC Radio 42020
Newsjack
Writer
BBC Radio 4 Extra2019 — 2021
The Now Show
Writer / Additional Material
BBC Radio 42019
Newsjack Unplugged
Writer / Additional Material
BBC Radio 4 Extra2018 — 2019

News

Podcasts

SeanceCast
The show sees Charlie and Zoe conducting seances at locations ranging from the mundane (Zoe's high school in Arran) to the constrained (the changing room of a high street fast fashion chain), in order to gather scenes from The Beyond. Brave listeners should expect the unexpected, as these dark and hilarious 15 minute episodes provide glimpses of Super Realistic MILF Hotlines, flash mob proposals 10,000 leagues under the sea, police appeals for more podcast listeners, a never-ending hen do, and much, much more...