Kate Smurthwaite is a left-wing feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian and activist. She performs stand-up comedy in the UK and around the world and is currently touring her 13th one-woman show which received five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She performs at major clubs including Manford’s, The Stand, The Comedy Store and Piccadilly Comedy Club as well as alternative venues such as Quantum Leopard, What The Frock, Bring Your Own Baby and The Poodle Club.
In 2013 she won a Three Week's Editor's Choice Award naming her one of the ten best things about the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2014 she was nominated for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for campaigning against violence against women.