I’m a 39-year-old comedy writer, comedian, journalist, campaigner and songwriter. I’ve written scripts for BBC shows such as My Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Story of Tracy Beaker and Space Pirates, ITV1’s The New Worst Witch, and jokes and links for Channel 4’s Countdown. I appear semi-regularly on television and radio programmes such as BBC Breakfast, Sunday Morning Live, The One Show, Victoria Derbyshire, iPM, Woman’s Hour, Sunday and Night Waves.
As a journalist, I’ve written more than 90 columns for The Guardian and The Spectator, as well as travel pieces for The Sunday Times, book reviews for The Observer, album reviews for NME, celebrity interviews for New Humanist, and features for The Independent, Independent on Sunday and Esquire. I also created the Atheist Bus Campaign, writing its slogan ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life’. It ran in 13 countries around the world in 2009.
Here are some articles and interviews I’ve done which I either like, or which mean a lot to me.
‘I make Hawking look like Snoop Dogg’ (The Guardian, March 2008)
‘Credo: Ariane Sherine’ (The Independent, February 2009)
‘Interview: Ariane Sherine – Godless woman’ (The Scotsman, December 2009)
‘I have struggled with depression and anxiety – it doesn’t have to be the end’ (The Guardian, July 2014)
‘Duran Duran’s Ordinary World made me dream of meeting them. Then I did’ (The Guardian, October 2014)
‘Why I wish I hadn’t blamed my father for all of my faults’ (The Guardian, February 2017)
‘Comedy writer Ariane Sherine reveals what she’s learned from two decades in therapy’ (Mail on Sunday, October 2018)
‘One bad childhood, a breakdown – and 11 types of therapy’ (The Times, November 2018)