Karen Bayley.

Karen Bayley is a midlands based act hailing from Birmingham. Karen has been on the circuit for over a decade. She made a name for herself early on in her career reaching the semi-final of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and was later crowned the winner of the 2001 Komedia New Act prize, Karen Bayley followed by becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Comedy Store King Gong award as well as reaching the finals of both the BBC New Comedy Awards Showcase and Babycham Funny Women.

Delightfully saucy, her friendly and confident stage presence, combined with a killer wit, an infectious giggle and some devastating one-liners make her a comedic force to be reckoned with a warm and welcoming with a delightfully saucy and spiky edge, her bold, no nonsense attitude strikes a perfect pitch with men and women alike.

A highly in demand act on the circuit Karen can be regularly seen at clubs such as The Comedy Store, Komedia, Bearcat, Mandfords & Just The Tonic to name a few. 

Karen has also performed all across the globe including Dubai, Belgium, Norway as well as on Virgin Cruise Ships. 

In the past Karen has done tour support for Joe Lycett & Jason Manford, appeared in an Aviva Advert, regularly performed Panto, had her own radio show on BRMB Radio and has performed at every type of gig imaginable

The Sports Bar – Talksport – 2022

BBC Radio 5 Live 

BBC Radio Dunstable – Anything But Coldplay (panellist) 

Aviava Goth TV Advertisement Campaign

The Last Word – More 4

100 Greatest Cartoons – Channel 4

Sex On The Job – Channel 4

8 Out Of 10 Cats – Writer (Joe Lycett)

Celebrity Juice – Writer (Joe Lycett)

Petfringe Comedian Of The Year Finalist 2018

Playing Age Range   40-50

Height                        5ft 8″ (198cm)

Driving Licence         Yes

Hair Colour                Dark Brown

Eye Colour                 Blue

Build                           Medium

“Bayley’s material surprises with inspired and sparkling punchlines…with comic timing that is rarely less than brilliant. An assured performer who doesn’t have much trouble getting audiences laughing”

“I saw her recently and she blew my socks off. She doesn’t dwell too much on “lady issues”. Funny in her own right, she was brilliant, clever and she’s gonna be huge.”
BBC Online

“Likeable headstrong persona- packing a considerable performing punch”
The List

“the night’s star attraction”
Tamworth Herald

“Karen is one of the most consistently hilarious comedians I have had the pleasure of working with . She’s a sharp writer and an unflappable compère, able to cajole any room with her warm audience interaction and precise intelligent gags”
Joe Lycett