Samantha Baines’ TV and film career has seen her either exclusively playing cockney women in the 1950s (Netflix’s The Crown, Call the Midwife and A Royal Night Out) or being a bit over the top in comedy shows (Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, Sunny D, Pop Sludge Bucket, Hank Zipzer, Doctors). Her debut collection is most definitely from this decade…. a bit over the top? … you’ll have to read it for that one.
When not poetting she tours the UK performing her own brand of science stand up comedy (with puns) and was a UK Pun Championship Finalist 2017 – the first woman in the history of the competition to perform in the final! She’s also a What the Frock! Best Newcomer Winner 2015 and a Funny Women Finalist 2014. Her debut Edinburgh Fringe show 1 Woman, A Dwarf Planet and 2 Cox in 2016 enjoyed a completely sold out run at the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh, got 4 and 5 star reviews and had extra shows added due to popular demand.
Samantha has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London, Virgin Radio, BBC Radio 2 and is looking forward to whoever else will have her. She writes for Time Out, Stylist, The Guardian, Huffington Post and Standard Issue and has her own poetry blog (go see it here). When she’s not doing all that Samantha likes to have an earl grey tea (in her pyjamas) at home with her two cats: Victoria and Albert, who insist on sitting on her laptop, especially whilst she is trying to send a really important tweet (probably to Brian Cox).
Enjoy this silly collection about life, amazing women and the very strangest news stories from the last few years (with any face you so wish). Revel in the comedy lines, the rhymes and the ‘really did that rhyme’ times from this award-winning actor comedian.