Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
The latest person I have chosen as my Comedian of the Month is the multi-talented Ellie Taylor, who recently performed stand up on The John Bishop Show as well as hosting two series of BBC3’s Snog Marry Avoid in the past. Having previously worked as a model, as well as in marketing and PR and presenting, this comic certainly has a diverse list of past experiences to draw material from.
With a natural ability to make friends with pretty much any audience, Ellie is an immediately likeable performer and her natural charm exudes in her stand up. She only began her stand up comedy career in 2010 and has already managed to build an impressive list of television credits as well as making it to the final of Funny Women in 2011. Even watching snippets of her interview on Sunday Brunch is enough to be assured that Ellie is a natural performer; she admits it herself, as though its a bad thing.
She also seems to be incredibly wise for her young years, with an understanding of why she’s gone down the career path she has on top of having a general integrity as a performer: the Ellie Taylor that audiences see seems very much to be the same Ellie Taylor you might see if you bumped into her at the supermarket. Not only this, but it also appears that she just gets what makes a comedian too: “I wanted to feel some value in my life. How can I get value? Ah, showing off!”.
Ellie Taylor is a charismatic, bright and breezy breath of fresh air, and this won’t be the first or last time you’ll hear her name on the comedy scene.