Aisling Bea is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer from Ireland. In 2020, she won a BAFTA for Breakthrough Talent for her television series This Way Up in which she also starred. In 2014 she won the British Comedy Award for Best Female TV Comedian. She trained at LAMDA (The London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art). In 2012 she won the Gilded Balloon So You Think You're Funny? stand-up competition, the first woman to win it in twenty years.