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Donna McPhail is a British journalist, and was formerly a television presenter and stand-up comedian.

Donna McPhail
Born (1962-09-01) 1 September 1962 (age 57)

McPhail is from London and was noted for her stand-up comedy in the 1990s, most prominently in her nomination for the Perrier Comedy Award in 1993.[1]

McPhail hosted BBC Two's The Sunday Show (1995–1996), a studio-based comedy programme which also starred Katie Puckrik, Paul Kaye (in his Dennis Pennis persona) and Paul Tonkinson.[2]

McPhail, who is regarded as an outspoken "laddette" lesbian,[3] now writes a monthly column for Diva, the UK's bestselling magazine for lesbians.[4]

Television appearancesEdit

Radio creditsEdit

Stand-up comedyEdit

  • Melbourne Comedy Festival.
  • Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • A nationwide tour in spring 1996, that culminated in two sell-out performances at the Duke of York Theatre in London.


  1. ^ "Best Comedy Show, 1981-present". Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
  2. ^ "Donna McPhail and Katie Puckrick present the Sunday Show". BBC.
  3. ^ "She's a Standup who's a woman who's a lesbian". The Independent.
  4. ^ "November 2012". Diva Magazine subscriptions.

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