Amy Howerska is a Comedian, Actress and Writer. She is also a Polish Irish Catholic Jew, born and raised in Wales. A diversity box ticking wet dream (she is also heavily persecuted).When Amy was growing up she used to watch all those count down list programmes on Channel 4 and 5, you know the ones, ’50 Greatest Celebrity Hand Jobs’ and she’d think ‘who are these dickheads?’Now she is one of those dickheads. Her TV credits include “The 50 Funniest Moments of 2013” (Channel 4), “The Greatest Christmas Films 2014” (Channel 5) and “The 40 Greatest Action Movies Of All Time” (Channel 5).
Cutting her teeth and losing cardigans on the comedy and festival circuit. Gigs of note include “Spank” (as a host in 2014). End Of The Road Festival, Bestival, Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Mach Fest, Banana Cabaret,Bent Double at the Komedia Brighton, Glee Cardiff and many more that have merged into one large gig memory… She has also played many shitholes up and down the country. In one such gig two hundred squaddies chanted “minge” at her. #Showbizz.
Well what’s all this writing malarky? As well as writing stand up for herself and (Shhhhhhh) other comics. Amy has written and appeared on BBC Radio Wales on numerous programmes. Before graduating to Radio 4 where she has been a commissioned writer for both Newsjack and the Now Show. Recently Amy has also lived, and gigged in New York where she worked as a promo writer for USA Network. Shows she worked on included “House”, “Blue Collar” and “Burn Notice”. Most recently a sketch that Amy wrote with a longtime collaborator Carly Smallman was selected by the BAFTA Rocliffe awards to be filmed by Pistachio pictures. Howerska and Smallman also stared in the sketch.
Amy read English Language and literature at Jesus College Oxford. (I WENT TO A STATE SCHOOL SO SHUT IT) Where she started her comedy writing career as editor of the infamous college mag; ‘The Sheep Shagger’, which has produced many a private eye journalist and now a Welsh Jewish Stand up. Get In.
She also worked at the British Film Institute for many years and as a result does a bit of the ole film Journalism. (Hello to Jason Isaacs).
The Ole debut Edinburgh debut solo hour SASSPOT, received some pretty lovely reviews. ‘As a debutant Howerska announces herself as a force to be reckoned with’ CHORTLE ‘Imaginative self deprecation with balletic aplomb’ FEST and ‘Amy Gets the crowd roaring’ **** MUMBLE It is now being turned into a Radio special for BBC Radio Wales. In the meantime Amy is working on her second solo hour SMASHCAT.