Grown from a carob pod in a sunny, Central Coast national park, Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer who has toured her award-winning, sell-out shows across the world, winning hearts of audiences and critics everywhere she goes.
Grown from a carob pod in a sunny, Central Coast national park, Felicity Ward is a multi-award winning comedian, actor and writer who has toured her award-winning, sell-out shows across the world, winning hearts of audiences and critics everywhere she goes. Felicity has appeared on Spicks and Specks, The Ronnie Johns Half Hour, Good News Week, Talking About Your Generation, Thank God You’re Here, The Librarians, The Project, Ronny Chieng: International Student along with multiple appearances on The MICF Oxfam Gala and MICF Comedy All Stars. Felicity has also appeared in two feature films: Any Questions For Ben? (AUS) and The Inbetweeners Movie 2 (UK).
Following the success of her 2014 ABC documentary, Felicity’s Mental Mission, Felicity was handpicked by the BBC in 2015 as one of the new faces of UK comedy starring in her own Live From The BBC special – the only Australian selected to be part of this new comedy series. She is a regular face on many other international TV shows including Russell Howard’s Good News (UK), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (UK), The John Bishop Show (UK), Mock the Week (UK), Gotham Comedy (US), Make You Laugh Out Loud (UK), Sam Delaney’s News Thing (UK) and Access All Areas (CAN). Felicity is a Chortle UK Club Comic of the Year nominee and has been nominated in Australia for Best Comedy at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, and won Best Australian Act at Perth Comedy Festival, and Sydney Comedy Festival, twice.
In 2018, Felicity Ward recorded her first BBC Radio 4 series, Appisodes and was a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast. Felicity supported Maria Bamford on her UK tour and opened for Amy Schumer in London. Felicity taped her first Live At The Apollo Special and smashed through a sold out Edinburgh Fringe Festival season in her brand new show ‘Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut’. The show was nominated for the most prestigious comedy award there is: Best Comedy. In 2019, Felicity returns to Australia to tour ‘Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut’. In short: she goes alright.
Awards & Nominations
- NOMINEE Best Comedy – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.
- WINNER Best International Show – NZ Comedy Festival 2016
- NOMINEE Best Club Comic – Chortle Awards 2016
- NOMINEE Best Club Comic – Chortle Awards 2014
- WINNER Best Australian Act – Perth Comedy Festival 2012
- WINNER Time Out Best Local Act – Sydney Comedy Festival 2012
- NOMINEE Best Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012
- NOMINEE Best Comedy – Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012
- WINNER Time Out Best Local Act – Sydney Comedy Festival 2011
- NOMINEE Best Newcomer – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009
- WINNER Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe Award 2009
Whip-smart, relatable and painfully but hilariously honestArts Hub
She inhabits a stage with unborn ease and we must do everything we can to ensure she lives as much of her life as is possible upon itDaily Review
Ward’s so damn charming, of course, and her energy, clever constructs and word play so winning.Sydney Morning Herald
Felicity Ward’s delivery fizzes and flashes and bangs…hilarious…priceless…infectious…compelling…mental illness isn’t supposed to be this much funChortle
Ward is a consummate performer…for straight up stand up, [Felicity Ward] will be difficult to beat.Independent on Sunday
Joyfully funny…her originality and sheer inventiveness stay with you long after.Edinburgh Evening News
Relentless…easily her best Fringe show to date.The Mirror