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  • Winner of Individual Comedy Award at Buxton Festival Fringe 2017
  • Finalist Amused Moose Comedy Award 2017
  • Winner Funny Women 'Stage Award' 2016
  • Winner Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2016
  • Finalist So You Think You're Funny 2016

Harriet Braine is a musical comedian, who dedicates a remarkably large portion of her oeuvre to Art History.

After winning Best Newcomer at the 2016 Musical Comedy Awards, she started gigging around London and the South East and has played at venues as diverse as Up The Creek, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Brighton Komedia, and that building that looks like a cheese grater. She reached the final of Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition, and was crowned the winner of the Funny Women Stage Award 2016. 

Harriet was listed as One of Culture Trip’s 11 up-and-coming comedians to see in London Spring 2017 “Her range of impressions have hit home all over London” (Culture Trip).

2017 saw Harriet debut at the the Edinburgh Fringe with her superbly titled show ‘Total Eclipse of the Art’. The show sold out every day and Harriet made numerous appearances at the BBC Tent including an interview with Jonathan Ross for his BBC Radio 2 ‘The Arts Show’. 

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'One of Metro.com’s ‘9 hilarious women to look out for in 2017’

"If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” Metro

“A song from Harriet Braine that perfectly articulated our feelings about Tracey Emin: who knew we needed one?” The Latest, Brighton

"a breath of fresh air in a world that still likes a ‘knob’ joke” Lynne Parker for Huffington Post

"her songs - about dead artists - were excellent”

"her lyrics were truly inspired"

"the best cornet/trumpet impression this side of Earl Okin”

Bruce Dessau

“fairly niche” Stylist

Press Coverage for 2017 Fringe Debut 'Total Eclipse of the Art'

"Braine is a gifted musical chameleon, swapping effortlessly between styles and accompanying herself beautifully on the guitar."  Beyond The Joke

"Launching effortlessly into an impressive array of songs about Leonardo Da Vinci, Monet, Tracey Emin, she builds to a particular highlight in an incredibly catchy ditty about Pablo Picasso (“Nobody did it like you, bro’”) during which she shows off an immense talent for blowing her own trumpet, literally, by creating the sound using just her lips." ★★★★ Entertainment-Focus.com