Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM's breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing in April 2009.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and girl-next-door charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK.
This summer, Hayley performed at the Edinburgh Festival as part of The Comedy Zone, the Fringe’s longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase. Following great success at the festival, Hayley has also won Hull Comedian of the Year. Hayley will be taking her first solo show to Edinburgh in 2014.
"Ellis surely has a future in comedy."
Steve Bennett, Chortle
'Warm and engaging, she’s a refreshing dissenting voice in the current female trend of twee, patchwork niceties'
"Small in stature and big in energy, Ellis simply makes you laugh."
"Outstanding. Her quick wit, ability to ad-lib and audience involvement provided the right tone and mood from the outset. Greatly entertained the crowd."
"Hayley Ellis is fast becoming Manchester’s Funniest female"
Steve Wright, Radio 2
"Destined for comedy greatness. Don’t be surprised if you see Hayley Ellis on your TV soon, and I don't mean on Crimewatch. One of the hottest comedy prospects going."
Jim Salveson, Producer XFM Manchester Breakfast Show
Semi-Finalist - Funny Women 2010
Finalist - Laughing Penguin New Act of the Year 2010
Finalist - Beat the Frog World Series 2011