Harriet has been performing stand up comedy professionally since 2013. She was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award competition in 2014 and has performed a number of solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Her credits include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky Max), The 13 Million Club (BBC Radio 4) and Sarah Millican’s Elephant In The Room on BBC Radio 4. In addition she has written for both seasons of Jon Richardson’s Channel Hopping on Comedy Central and written for and starred in Dave’s Meet The Richardsons.
Harriet is also a mental health advocate having founded The Upstanding Citizens Bureau in Oldham, Greater Manchester, which serves as a safe space for those with mental health conditions. She also created the multi-award-winning comedy night, Barking Tales, where fellow comedians talk and tell stories about their own mental health, and she is the author of the book Bipolar Comedian.
“If all you want is a hilarious show, performed by an exquisitely expressive comedian, with an ease of making even the darkest moments in her mental health history funny, then Harriet Dyer is definitely your person! If you don’t fight the fun, it will no doubt find you! It oozes out of Harriet Dyer and infects us all!”
★★★★ Funny Women
“Virtuoso surrealism… Dyer’s imagination and joyful embrace of nonsensical silliness is infectious. It’s so ridiculous that we can’t help but abandon ourselves to it. It’s undeniably funny, too. Dyer is brilliantly likeable, and has a natural instinct for the surreal and the physical.”
★★★★ Wee Review
“Proper silly-nonsense absurdism… Dyer’s energy and commitment to the show is unfailing, and, given how madcap it truly is, she does an excellent job of grabbing the audience and taking it with her to the end.”