Ariane Sherine is a comedy writer, musical comedian and journalist. She started her comedy career by coming runner-up in the BBC Talent New Sitcom Writers’ Award and, as a comedian, reaching the final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year. She went on to write for the television programmes My Family (BBC1), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC2), The New Worst Witch (ITV1), Countdown (Channel 4), The Story of Tracy Beaker (BBC1) and Space Pirates (BBC1).
She writes regularly for the Spectator, and has written extensively for the Guardian. She has also written travel features for the Sunday Times, features for the Independent, Independent on Sunday and Esquire, book reviews for the Observer and album reviews for the NME. She created the Atheist Bus Campaign (bus adverts with the slogan There’s Probably No God, Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life) which went global and ran in 13 countries including America and New Zealand.
She was subsequently offered a two-book deal by HarperCollins, which resulted in the bestselling celebrity charity anthology THE ATHEIST’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS. Both the Atheist Bus Campaign and a follow-up campaign Give Just One Thing along with the eBook GIVE: HOW TO BE HAPPY were launched in the Guardian. Ariane currently performs musical comedy around the country, and her Love Song for Jeremy Corbyn has been featured in both the Evening Standard and the Spectator. She is currently working on her debut novel.