About Me


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Iona Dudley-Ward: comedy writer, performer and video maker. Writes and performs observational character and situation comedy for live performance and screen.


Comedy Writing.
Comedy Acting.
Live solo comedy performance.
Screen based comedy performance.
Video making and editing.
Dance: contemporary, modern, improvisation and street dance.

DOB 10/08/1983
5ft 6
WEIGHT 10 st


The University of Brighton

Awarded a BA First Class Honours in Dance and Visual Art
Specializing in contemporary Dance and comedy writing and performance for live and screen based performance.

The University of Higher Education, Cheltenham and Gloucester
Awarded a merit for a diploma in Painting

Newent Comprehensive, Gloucestershire



The Hotel,
Awarded a Fringe First for diverse interactive Comedy show,
Directed by Mark Watson.

Awarded First Prize for Brighton Festival Window Dressing Competition (Comical, live performance)
Documented by: The Argus Newspaper, Daily Telegraph, This Is Brighton Magazine and BBC South East News
May 2004.

Awarded first prize (a trip to Paris) for Brighton Festival ‘Window Dressing’ Competition. Taking the title of Brighton’s: ‘Window Dressing’ competition literally. Dressing and undressing in a variety of clothes, baring all and almost getting arrested in the window of Oxfam, North St., Brighton.


Interview with Arthur Smith,
Raiders Broadcast.

Balham, London.

Interview: Leith fm.
Leith,Edinburgh 16th August 2007

Interviewed out of interest for my comedy sketch show “Miss Behaviour”.

Interview: Ed Fest. Podcast. August 2007
Interviewed on the topic of my One women comedy sketch show ‘Miss Behaviour”. Whilst performing on the streets of Edinburgh.


Role: Air Hostess
Written by Martin Amis and adapted into a two part comedy Drama for the BBC's 80's series.

BBC's "So you think you can dance" competition.
Getting through the competition to the second round playing one of my own character creations: Genevive the crazy contemporary dance instructor!

ED FEST. T.V August 2007
Interviewed about, my comedy sketch show “Miss Behaviour”. Whilst performing on the streets of Edinburgh as my life model character Hilary.

BBC NEWS: Interview for South East today May 2004
Interviewed by the BBC for the performance “Window Dressing”. Attaining First Prize (a trip for two to Paris) in the Brighton Festival 2004.


Chapman Brothers Feature Film: “Fucking Hell”
London May 26th 2007

Starred as a life model alongside Actor David Thewlis in Jake and Dinos Chapman’s Feature film “Fucking Hell”, to be released soon.


Girl at BBQ

Role: One of the boot camp/model girls

I. Phone ap
Role: Ice Cream girl

Anchor Cream Ident
Role: Daughter.



Finalist in 2010's Funny Women Competition

Semi finalist in Leicester Square Theatres 2010 New comedian of the Year Competition


Nivea Funny Women Competition. Leicester Square Theatre. May 2010
Hosting the best of female comic talent.

Iona Dudley-Ward's a Bit of a character. Etcetera Theatre. April 2010
Edinburgh Post Show run of solo sell out show.

Funny Women April 2010
Character/stand up night hosting female comediennes .

The Fix. Camden Head March 2010
character/stand up night. Performing a character act.

Sketchup. Bar Kick Shoreditch February 2010
Character/sketch night- performing a variety of characters.

Comedy Circus. Comedy Pub Leicester Square Theatre. January 2010
Character/sketch night-performing a variety of characters.

Funny Women. Leicester Square Theatre. January 2010
Character/stand up night hosting female comediennes.

Hackney Empires Best newcomer. December 2009
Performed in the first round of the "Hackney Empires best newcomer act" competition.

"Iona Dudley-Ward's a bit of a character"
August 8th 28th, Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh,

solo comedy sketch show, 
Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Comedy Circus Sketch comedy night. April 13th 2009
Comedy Pub
Piccadilly Circus

Show How Arts thetre showcase. April 6th 2009
Oval House Theatre

Sketchup Comedy sketch night. March 17th 2009
Bar Kick
Shoreditch High st

Veranarama Comedy sketch night. March 10th 2009
Lowdown at the Albany
Portland st

Iona Dudley-ward’s a bit of a Character. February 22nd 2009
Solo Show
The Etcetera Theatre

Comedy Circus Sketch night. January 11th 2009
Comedy Pub
Picidilly Circus.

Hen and Chickens, 20th November
Live solo show

Performing "Iona Dudley-Ward's a bit of a character" my latest one women comedy

The Etcetera Theatre, 6th October 2008
Live solo show

Performing “Iona Dudley-Wards a bit of a character”. My latest one women comedy sketch show.

The Camden Festival. 18th August 2008
Live solo show
The Liberties bar, Camden high st.

Performing “Iona Dudley-Ward’s a bit of a character.” my latest one women comedy character and situation sketch show.

The Hen and Chickens October 2007
Live solo show

Performing my post Edinburgh festival one women show: Miss Behaviour to the London audience.

Edinburgh Festival from August 04-25th 2007
Performing a one women comedy sketch show: “Miss Behaviour”. As part of PBH’S Free Fringe

Performing a variety of solo sketch situations and character comedy to a live audience (duration 50mins) daily.

Dr Sketchy, Burlesque/performance Art/Comedy Art class
Edinburgh Festival 14th August 2007

Performing solo material and posing throughout as one of my comedy characters: Hilary, the life model.

Evie and Stevie’s Midnight Muck
Edinburgh Festival 5th August 2007

Performing a 15mins set solo material as part of Stevie and Evie’s Midnight Muck (character and situation) comedy night.

The Nightingale Theatre, Scratch night
Brighton, July 15th 2007

Performing 10 minutes Edinburgh Festival solo preview material, amongst a variety of artists.

PBH’S Free Fringe, Edinburgh previews
The Bread Roses, London
June-July Aug 2007

Performing a variety of preview material, alongside other Free fringers: Martin White, Tom Bell, Peter Buckley-Hill, and many more.

Runaway Lovers, sketch night
The Comedy Pub, Piccadilly Circus 13th May 2007

Performing a 5-7 mins solo set for the R. lovers sketch night and perform in a variety of their sketches, alongside Dave McNeil, John Hudson Roy, Clare Warde and Lawry Lewin.

Alternative Womens Institute, Comedy night
St Aloysius social Club, Euston, London April 25th 2007

Performing a 15 minute solo set as part of This alternative: Sketch, situation, character and stand up evening, alongside Isy Suttie, Zoe Gardner, Margrette Coburn-Smith and friends.

Clapham or Bust, Burlesque/comedy night, Clapham London Feb 16th/May 18th 2007
Performing a 15 min solo set in amongst a variety of acts.

The Ornate Johnsons, Sketch show
The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington London December 11-23rd 2006

Performing, with and technically assisting the comedy sketch group.

Battersea Arts centre: October fest. October 15th 2006
Live, solo comedy performance. Performing a variety of comedy sketches in the BAC’s café/bar alongside host Matt Crosby and many more comedians.

Battersea Arts Centre, Scratch night
Live, solo, comedy performance July 2nd 2006

Performing a variety of comedy sketches, as part of the Battersea Art Centre, Scratch initiative. In which emerging Artists present fresh new work.

Etcetera Theatre, London.
Live, solo comedy, performance
June 22nd 2006

Performing a solo 40 mins set of comedy performance: ‘Stationary Movement and Travelling Sequences’ and a variety of sketches at the Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High St, London.

The Bread Roses, London.
Live, solo, comedy performance
May 23rd 2006

Performing comedy show. ‘Stationary Movement and Travelling Sequences’. Upstairs at The Bread and Roses public house, Clapham Manor Street, Clapham Common, London.

Etcetera Theatre, London.
Live, solo, comedy performance
Feb 20th 2006

Showcasing comedy performance ‘Stationary Movement and Travelling Sequences’ alongside the comedy double act: Fordham and Lipson. At the Etcetera Theatre, Camden High St, London.


1st class BA Honours in Dance and Visual Art At the University of Brighton 2002-2005
Specializing in contemporary dance.

Dancer in ‘Attitude Contemporary Dance Company’
Part of Herefordshire’s Contemporary Dance Company: Attitude.