Isabelle is a British Lebanese actor, comedian, and writer. Following an undergraduate degree in French and Film Studies, she trained as a classical actress. She started doing comedy in 2017 and has since gigged across the UK and internationally. Her show, Ellipsis, enjoyed a sellout run at EdFringe in 2021 and subsequently transferred to the Soho and Pleasance Theatres in London.
Funny Women Stage Semi Finalist - 2021
Screenshot Writer/Performer Commendee - 2020
Funny Women Shorts Prize Finalist - 2020
Sue Terry for Voice Work
Suzanne Ford @ CVGG for Commercials
Contact via form below for anything else!
When she's not talking about herself in the third person she really loves pretending to like high brow conversation, playing Heads Up, and baking.
Nobu & Amytis
My new (third! THIRD?!) hour. A comedy storytelling hour set in ancient Babylon. About Nebuchadnezzar (Nobu) and Amytis, how they meet, fall in love, how they eventually fall in love despite their differences. There will be silly wigs, silly voices, silly references, irreverences, a eunuch called Jeff, and a happy ending. There might be a song at some point.
It's Blackadder meets Aladdin, Monty Python meets Bab al Harra.
I'll be at Hootenannies Apex for 5 WIP shows at EdFringe in 2023 (TICKETS HERE, PLEASE COME OR TELL A MATE)
I'll be doing WIPs a LOT over the next year so why not go to this page and check if there's one you can come to or - OR - sign up for the mailing list and hopefully you can come and watch it sometime in the fewcha?!
Oh GIGS! YEAH, GIGS! GIGS YAAAAAASSSS!
I do quite a lot of gigs all over the place.
ELLIPSIS (click here for more info etc)
Ellipsis is my one woman comedy show about grief and grieving. Like all of the best things it is both sad and funny!
Previously at Vault 2023, Underbelly/EdFringe (August 2022), Pleasance London (February 2022) Soho Theatre (October 2021) Assembly Roxy @ EdFringe (August 2021) Southwark Playhouse (July 2021) The Lion and Unicorn Theatre (November 2020) The New Normal Festival (August 2020), Camden People's Theatre (March 2020) and cancelled in lockdown week at Vault Festival 2020.
I have no plans to perform it live again (though if you are a producer interested in it, get in touch, I'm always open to conversations!)
irresponsabelle is my debut stand up hour and also my best ever wordplay.
It's an ode to all of my bad choices and an exploration of how to be a responsible adult or try very hard to be at least.
"heat-beating" - Graham Norton
"a solid torrent of laughs" - The Skinny
"a mildly despairing hour, with a simmering undercurrent of anger." - The Scotsman
All details here
Here are the things I have done. A comiculum vitae (sorry.)
My career highlight is obviously playing a glazed ham in a Walkers Christmas Crisps Commercial in 2018. I have also worked at/with the BBC, Box of Tricks, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Shubbak Festival, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, The Carriageworks (Leeds), Gate Theatre, Et Cetera Theater, Unity Theatre (Liverpool), Old Red Lion, Charing Cross, Cockpit. In addition to Arab roles, I also play girl no.2, wenches, murderers, naughty maids, neurotic mothers.
I am the face of Tena Lady in several countries. The Ham commercial is better.
I gig all over the country. I do basic bitch stand up, MCing, and also dabble in some character and sketch shit.
Soho Theatre Comedy Lab, 2018
Semi finalist: Funny Women Stage Award 2021, 2Northdown New Act 2019, Leicester Square 2018.
Gigs for Avalon, Assembly Fest, BlueBook, Angel, Little Wander, Glee Backyard, Mirth, Rich Mix, Arts Canteen, Jericho, Funny Women,, and more, probably, but if you're reading this far you're probably bored and already have the gist.
I have a pitch deck, a pilot, with moodboards etc for Ellipsis.
A short about a couple making boiled eggs. Finalist in the Funny Women Shorts competition 2020.
More projects (current at August 2023)
Nobu & Amytis
Was a sitcom, now reworking as my next live show.
Poker Faith - 8 part comedy drama
Falafel Wraps - comedy sketches/shorts
Spinsters - 8 part comedy sitcom
Orfea - 10 minute comedy short
Girlboss Rehab Show - Audio sketch show
These are the boring bits:
Bases in: Manchester, Dubai, Los Angeles, New York
Height: 5'9" (175cm)
Playing Age: 28 - 34 years
Appearance: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, White
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Length: Long
Voice Character: Reassuring
Voice Quality: Velvety
Languages: English (native,) French (fully fluent,) Lebanese Arabic, Italian (conversational.)
Currently repping myself - give me a shout here if you need me!