Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe

Nominated for best show at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards and winner of the 2014 Chortle Breakthrough Award, Sara Pascoe has been working as a comedy actor, sketch performer, improviser and writer since 2006, when she joined the Newsreue topical sketch show. She started stand-up in late 2007 and the following year was a runner-up in the Funny Women competition and placed third in the So You Think You're Funny? new act competition.

In 2009, she had a regular role in the Channel 4 sitcom Free Agents as the disrespectful assistant, Emma.

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New book for Sara Pascoe

This time focussing on masculinity

Sara Pascoe has signed a deal to write a follow-up to her acclaimed book Animal.

While Animal focussed on the female body, the new title, Sex Power Money, will ask questions about masculinity.

She will look at the evolutionary and biological background to male psychology and the contradictory messages that society  gives about what it means to be a man.

Publishers  Faber say: ‘Much like Pascoe’s Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body, this book will be funny, enlightening and open-minded all at the same time.’

Pascoe said that during research for Animal, she found that many of the issues investigated were split not along gender lines but financial ones.

‘There is a direct correlation between vulnerability and poverty and I wanted to explore issues such as sex work and domestic violence not only as purely feminist issues,’ she said. 

‘I also wanted to balance my exploration of the female body with my new fascination for the male - which is equally mysterious, surprising, and occasionally shocking. Our prehistoric ape behaviours have to be at the front of our minds if we want to improve as a species: we have to understand where we came from.’

Laura Hassan, editorial director at Faber & Faber, said: 'Hallelujah for Sara Pascoe and her humour, exceptional braininess, and generous spirit of investigation that she brings to her books and her comedy. She takes on the big knotty stuff of life and makes sense of it all. This will be an essential and enlightening read.’

As  well as being a stand-up, Pascoe has adapted Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which is to open at the Nottingham Playhouse in September.

 Sex Power Money will be published  in August next year.

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Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Book (2016)
Sara Pascoe: Animal

DVD (2011)
Campus: Series 1

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