Ellie Taylor

Ellie Taylor (born 28 November 1983) is an English comedian and television personality. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including 8 Out of 10 Cats (2010–2012), Fake Reaction (2013–2014), Mock the Week (2015–2018), The Lodge (2016–2017), Stand-Up Central (2017), The Mash Report (2017–present), and Plebs (2018–present). Taylor has also presented the shows Snog Marry Avoid? (2012–2013) and Live at the Apollo (2016–2018).

Ellie Taylor
Born (1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 37)
Brentwood, Essex, England
Medium
Alma materUniversity of York
Years active2011–present
Spouse
(m. 2014)
Children1
Websitewww.ellietaylorcomedy.com

Taylor has written and performed five stand-up comedy shows: Elliementary (2015), Infidelliety (2016), This Guy (2017–2018), Cravings (2019), which was also shown on Netflix as part of Comedians of the World,[1] and Don't Got This (2019–2020).

Early lifeEdit

Taylor was born in Brentwood in Essex.[2] She studied English literature at the University of York.[2][3] She was spotted by a model agency scout while interning for FHM magazine but decided against modelling and went into events planning.[4]

CareerEdit

Taylor was discovered on ITV series Show Me the Funny, an X Factor-style contest for aspiring stand-up comedians. In 2014, she performed her debut show Elliementary at the Laughing Horse as part of the Edinburgh free fringe programme.[5]

In June 2015, she made her debut in the 14th series of BBC Two's Mock the Week.[6] She has appeared in every series since.[7]

In March 2016, Taylor appeared in the third series of CBBC's panel show The Dog Ate My Homework.[8] She appeared a second time later that month.[9]

In September 2016, Taylor had a recurring role in The Lodge as Christina. Taylor also plays Gloria, the next-door business-owner to the main characters in ITV2 Ancient Roman comedy series Plebs.[7]

In 2017, Taylor became a regular fill-in for Emma Bunton on London's Heart Radio breakfast show.

Since July 2017, she has been a regular on BBC2 satirical comedy sketch series The Mash Report, appearing as Susan, a newsreader.[10] A clip of her performance later went viral, after it was posted across social media by musician Madonna.[11]

In 2018, Taylor appeared in an advert for Stowford Press cider.[12]

On 5 July 2018, it was announced Taylor and Anna Whitehouse would host a new talk show on radio station Heart FM on Sunday nights from 10pm to 1am.[13] The show later became available as a podcast, Ellie and Anna Have Issues.[14]

Taylor has been a regular on the BBC TV stand-up-comedy programme Live at the Apollo, both as a featured act and as a host.[15]

In 2019, her half-hour stand-up special Cravings was released on Netflix as part of Comedians of the World.[16]

Taylor has also been a guest on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Pointless Celebrities, Insert Name Here, QI, The Last Leg, Big Brother's Bit on the Side, and Show Me the Funny.[7] In 2011, she won Company magazine's Lady HaHa title. In 2012, she replaced Jenny Frost as the presenter of Snog Marry Avoid? on BBC Three. She was one of the team leaders on the comedy panel show Fake Reaction. In 2013, she appeared in an episode of the HBO mockumentary series Family Tree.

In 2019, she again became a fill-in presenter on Heart, this time for Amanda Holden, on the national breakfast show alongside regular host Jamie Theakston.

In December 2019, it was announced that Taylor would step down from her Heart FM show to focus on her TV commitments. However, her podcast with Anna Whitehouse, Ellie & Anna Have Issues, is still released every Tuesday.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Taylor married reporter Phil Black in London in 2014.[18]

Television creditsEdit

ToursEdit

  • Ellie Taylor: Elliementary (2015)
  • Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety (2016)
  • Ellie Taylor: This Guy (2017–2018)
  • Ellie Taylor: Cravings (2019)
  • Ellie Taylor: Don't Got This (2019–2020)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Comedians Of The World: Ellie Taylor – Cravings : Reviews 2019 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Dessau, Bruce (13 July 2017). "Ellie Taylor on motherhood, modelling and the Edinburgh Fringe". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Show Me the Funny". Archived from the original on 25 January 2012.
  4. ^ Dessau, Bruce (13 July 2017). "Ellie Taylor interview: If it all ends tomorrow I can say I did it and nobody can take that away from me". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ Black, Suzanne (10 August 2014). "Ellie Taylor: Elliementary – Edinburgh Festival". The List. The List Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ Eames, Tom (28 May 2014). "Mock the Week to celebrate 10th birthday with 14th series". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 19 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Ellie Taylor – IMDb". Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  8. ^ "The Dog Ate My Homework Series 3, Episode 9 – British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  9. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "The Dog Ate My Homework Series 3, Episode 12 – British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  10. ^ Dessau, Bruce (13 July 2017). "Ellie Taylor interview: If it all ends tomorrow I can say I did it and nobody can take that away from me". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  11. ^ "The Mash Report's in Vogue with Madonna". 16 January 2019. Archived from the original on 16 January 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  12. ^ Woolfson, Daniel. "New Stowford Press cider TV ad to air over summer". The Grocer. Archived from the original on 2 June 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Ellie Taylor and Anna Whitehouse host Sunday night's on Heart". Archived from the original on 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Ellie and Anna Have Issues: Don't miss Heart's hilarious podcast". Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  15. ^ "BBC Two – Live at the Apollo, Series 14, Episode 1". BBC. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  16. ^ Solutions, Powder Blue Internet Business. "Comedians Of The World: Ellie Taylor – Cravings : Reviews 2019 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide". www.chortle.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Ellie and Anna Have Issues is the hilarious podcast you need in your life". Heart Radio. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  18. ^ "TV presenter Ellie Taylor marries CNN reporter Phil Black". London Wedding Photographer David Pullum. 29 December 2014. Archived from the original on 1 December 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.

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