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Samantha Baines is an award winning comedian, actress, author and broadcaster.
Samantha's feminist science stand up shows have taken the Edinburgh Fringe by storm; selling out her runs at The Pleasance Courtyard two years in a row, sell out extra shows added and excellent reviews. She is currently embarking on a UK tour with her smash hit show 1 Woman, a High Flyer and a Flat Bottom about the lost women of science, beginning at the Soho Theatre in December 2017.
She is a UK Pun Championship Finalist 2018 & 2017, Funny Women Best Show nominee 2017, What the Frock Best Newcomer Award Winner 2015, Funny Women Finalist 2014 and Leicester Comedy Festival Pimp Your Pancake Winner 2018. Samantha tours and gigs around the UK.
A talented actress, trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Samantha has recently appeared in Netflix's The Crown, Call the Midwife, BBC comedy Bucket alongside Miriam Margolyes and will be seen in the new series of Silent Witness in 2018.
Samantha is often heard taking over the airwaves as a regular guest and cover presenter on BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Kent and has also presented shows on Virgin Radio and Hoxton Radio as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 5 Live.
A writer for Time Out, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Standard Issue and columnist for Modern Woman Magazine, Samantha has recently added 'author' to her long list of talents. Her first book, a comedy poetry collection 'POENTRY: silly po-faced entries' was published in August 2017. The book was picked up by Waterstones and is also available on Amazon
"Among those to watch are Samantha Baines"
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard
"mind-blowing...you've got nothing to lose...except perhaps your centre of gravity"
"One of the Punniest Comedians in the land"
Top 100 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Top 20 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017
Samantha Baines will make you laugh until you cry