Maggy Whitehouse


Maggy Whitehouse is a maverick priest, stand up comedian, BBC radio faith presenter and an expert and author on Bible History and metaphysics. She’s grey haired, she’s feisty and she’s female... Think Father Ted but in a slightly better cardigan. She is the author of 17 books - 15 about metaphysics, mysticism, women and the sacred feminine in the Bible, whether Jesus was married and Kabbalah. And one comedy novel about a beagle and one about travelling round China by rail. She's a former BBC Radio and TV presenter and producer including local radio and the BBC World Service. Maggy began stand-up at the age of 56 and was a finalist in the 2016 Bath Comedy Awards and the 2015 Funny Women Awards. After he said, ‘You drink before you go on?’ Adam Hills said she was ‘Ridiculously funny’. She is an independent Catholic priest (for real) and specializes in taking the piss out of religion from inside the box. Steve Bennett from Chortle wrote, “A witty presence, acknowledging her unusual place in an atheist-dominated comedy circuit, with an excellent comeback to hecklers.” Maggy has more than 30 years’ experience as a radio and television journalist and documentaries presenter and producer. ‘Formidable; one might even say terrifying!’ Alan Bookbinder, head of BBC Religion and Ethics 2001-6. Mind you, as a comedian, so far, somewhat annoyingly, she is mostly on Radio 4 and in the Sunday Telegraph #TooPoshForComedy. Paul Tonkinson said, ‘Funny, warm and strangely inspirational. Gives me faith in comedy.’ Both Maggy’s mother and her Bishop think she should get a proper job. YouTube five minutes: Comedy CV: Wikipedia: Website:

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