Tessa Coates

Writer, performer and comedian

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Biography

Tessa is a writer, performer, journalist, comedian and one third of critically acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad.

Her debut solo show Primates sold out the entire run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and ran at the Soho Theatre to more sell out audiences. She also performed her show in LA at the Lyric Theatre and Improv Lab following which there was a competitive situation to produce her first comedy series for TV in the US. The project landed at ABC Studios with Greg Daniels (The Office) and Howard Klein (3 Arts) attached to exec produce alongside Tessa.

As a performer, recent credits include Birds of a Feather, Damned, NewsjackComic Relief, @elevenish and numerous sketches for BBC Three.

She hosts a number of successful podcasts including hugely popular Nobody Panic, as well as making Will You Read to Me, and Badass Women from History.

a delightfully funny, smart show

Julia Chamberlain
Chortle on Primates

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Sharing and revealing a lot, Tessa Coates is a revelation on the comedy scene

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Broadway World on Primates

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CV

TV

Writer & Performer & Creator & Executive Producer

 

Tessa will create, star in and executive produce a comedy series project, executive produced by The Office’s Greg Daniels. In a competitive situation, the project has been set up at ABC with a put pilot commitment. ABC Studios is producing.

 

Performer

Camilla 
Director Martin Dennis
 
Retort for ITV
 
Lauren 
Director Natalie Bailey
 
What Larks for Channel 4
 
Lucy 
Director Mustapha Kseibati
 
BBC3
 
Performer/Massive Dad 
Director Tommy Forbes
 
Talkback for ITV2
 
Vix 
Director Lucy Lumsden
 
Sky Arts
 
Alice 
Director Richard Curtis
 
Comic Relief for BBC
 

Writer

Writer & Creator

Theatre

Writer & Performer

 

Tessa's second solo show performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

Pleasance Courtyard
 
 

Sell-out Edinburgh debut solo show

Pleasance, Edinburgh
 
 

Durham University Sketch Group 

The Underbelly, Edinburgh
 

Performer

Olivia 
Director Liam William
 
Fight in the Dog
 
Performer 
 
Edinburgh Pleasance Jackdome/SOHO Theatre
 
Performer 
 
Edinburgh Pleasance Below
 
Performer 
 
PBH Free Fringe, Edinburgh
 
Lynndie England 
 
Assembly Rooms Theatre
 
Lina Lamont 
 
Caedmon Theatre
 
Annie 
 
Assembly Rooms Theatre
 

Radio

Performer

Various 
Director Charlie Perkins
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Performer/Massive Dad 
Director Gus Beattie
 
Production Company The Comedy Unit for BBC Radio 4
 
Various 
Director David Tyler
 
Production Company Pozzitive for BBC Radio 4
 
Janine 
Director Jamie Anderson
 
Production Company Big Finnish Productions
 

Other

Writer & Performer

 

New online sketch show for Beano

 

Performer

Writer

Commercial

Performer