INFO

I'm a writer and performer specialising in character comedy around the circuit in South Wales and beyond. You will find me performing at comedy gigs,open mic nights and charity events, as well as music and literature festivals. I have even performed at Techniquest science centre!

I trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London in the 90's and have since been mainly working as a drama tutor. But I missed being in the spotlight and several years ago started to write my own material to read out at the occasional performance with The Cardiff Cafe Writers. It just grew from there. People seemed to like my work, so I decided it was time to start putting my material together into a show. I've been getting stage time wherever I can and will hopefully have an Edinburgh show ready soon. Watch this space!

I'm also branching into working as a voice-over artist. Have a listen to my showreels on the voice-over page where you can discover the range of my vocal skills. I can help promote your business or event.

TESTIMONIALS

REVIEW OF "A NIGHT OUT WITH ABBA AND ESME" AS PART OF BRIGHTON COMEDY FRINGE OCT 2014

"The second offering as part of the Brighton Comedy Fringe event was Karen Sherrard’s TV gardening character Esme De Flange.

It was also well received – mostly due to the audience’s surprise of how many green fingered references could be construed as sexual innuendo.

Esme’s wanton and suggestive stage act was a mix of Nigella Lawson-esque chat and Charlie Dimmock-like gestures. There were sniggers and cackles from the audience at almost every description – as well as surprise and sometimes revulsion at a display of phallic plant pictures."

 

Flora Thompson, Brighton Argus

Previous events include:

 

  • WINNER of Last Mic Standing 2014

 

  • Rhod Gilbert's Comedy Playground, Cardiff (my first proper comedy gig!)

  • Brighton Comedy Fringe

  • Phil Evans and Friends at various events around Wales

  • How the Light Gets In festival, Hay on Wye

  • Gwanwyn Festival, Newport

  • Comedy Sheep at Neath Little Theatre, Neath

  • Bring and Bilingual, Cardiff

  • Viva Blackpool

  • Meadowlands Festival, near Brighton

  • WUSA semi-finalist

  • The Coffee Cave, Haverfordwest

  • Hfood festival, Hereford

  • Drones Comedy Club, Cardiff

  • Time Out Comedy, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl

  • Clown's Pocket Comedy Club, Neath

  • Comedy Den, Cardiff

  • Equity charity Dinner, Aberavon

  • Made in Roath, Cardiff

  • Windsor Castle pub comedy night, Weston-Super-Mare

  • Milgi Acoustic session, Cardiff

  • Pear Shaped Comedy Club, London

  • Wyeside Comedy Club, Builth Wells

  • Bridgend Comedy Club

  • Mirth Control gig, Grays, Essex

  • Bayview Comedy Club, Swansea

  • Twilight Cabaret, Cardiff

  • Last Mic Standing, Cardiff

  • Stand-Upstairs Comedy Club, Palace Theatre, Redditch

  • Funhouse Comedy, Burton on Trent

  • Comedy Virgins at the Cavendish Arms, London

  • Runner-up in Funhouse Gong show, Worcester

  • Girlfriend in a Comma, London

  • Comedy @The Old Mill, Llanidloes

  • Lolocaust, Bridgend

  • Guffawesome Comedy, Roath, Cardiff

  • Rape is no Joke, Clwb Ifor Bach

  • Static Comedy, Swansea

  • Techniquest after hours comedy

  • Jazz, booze and blues, Swansea

  • Caterpillar Comedy, Cardiff

  • Vagabond Comedy, Cardiff

  • The Railway Inn, Newnham, Glos

  • Le Pub, Newport

  • A Cwtsh for Beth Margetson, Porthcawl

"Where do you go to find narrative stand-up comedy about the woman’s point of view? Not just observational humour, not just the well-worn paths of male sexism, but refreshing, wry and laugh-out-loud material with which all of us can identify, male and female: Sherrard does it. Warm, witty and winsome, with always the unexpected twist in the outcome and the constant readjustment of a view on the world. You want to bottle Sherrard and take her home."

 

Colin Sell, BBC Radio 4's "I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue"

"I haven't belly laughed like that in ages."

 

Audience member, Cardiff

"Awesome! A lot better than some of the crap you see on telly"

 

Audience member

"She should get a proper job. Who's going  to look after me when I'm old if she's poncing around like this?"

 

Karen's Mum