Amy Hoggart

Amy Hoggart

Amy Hoggart started writing and performing comedy with the Cambridge Footlights, participating in Smokers as well as their 2008 summer tour show. Since then she has taken part in a number of pilots, including BBC3's Laughter Shock, where she met Sarah Campbell, with whom she formed the sketch act Christmas For Two. Amy also performs solo characters, including the social misfit Pattie Brewster.
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Amy Hoggart gets her own American TV show

TBS orders a series from the British Full Frontal correspondent

Amy Hoggart is to front her own show on America’s TBS network.

The British comic is currently a correspondent on the channel’s topical show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Bee will be one of the executive producers on the new project, which has been picked up for a series.

In the show – which has yet to be named –the ‘underqualified wannabe psychologist’  Hoggard will tackle a topic that makes life harder and try to make Americans feel better about it. Suggested subjects include monogamy and polyamory, friendship and shame.

Hoggart – who actually has a master's degree in experimental psychology from the University of Sussex –  said: ‘I’m so relieved to be finally getting my money’s worth after an expensive and so far useless psychology course.

‘I’ll be exploring the topics we all have a hard time coping with, learn why we do the insane things we do, and unnecessarily demean myself for laughs.’

The 33-year-old daughter of journalist and broadcaster Simon Hoggart was born in Washington DC, but moved  to the UK when she was just four.

A former member of the Cambridge Footlights troupe, she started her career with the ‘insufferably cute’ character Pattie Brewster on the London stand-up circuit.

She became known to US audiences in 2014 through  Almost Royal, a faux-reality show on BBC America in which she and Ed Gamble duped Americans into thinking they were minor royals.

Hoggart  joined Full Frontal in 2016.

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Published: 17 May 2019

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