Samantha Baines


Samantha Baines is an award-winning comedian and actress, having trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, with acting credits including The Crown on Netflix, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness, and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People. As a celebrated comedian, Samantha is a What the Frock Best Newcomer Winner, Funny Women Finalist, UK Pun Championship Finalist two years in a row, Funny Women Best Show Nominee, as well as a Pimp Your Pancake Winner!

She is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio London, having stood in for Gaby Roslin and Jo Good, as well as taking part in numerous radio interviews and debates on Radio 4, Radio 2, Absolute Radio, BBC 6 Music and Heart. After two sell-out runs at the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 and 2017 with her own brand of science based stand-up comedy, Samantha recently completed her first UK tour including a run at London’s Soho Theatre.

Samantha has written for The Guardian, Time Out, Huffington Post and The Pool and writes comedy poems for both the radio and her own blog. She published her first comedy poetry book, titled POENTRY, in 2017 which is available via Waterstones and Amazon. She is currently working on her first children’s book.

At the age of just 30, Samantha discovered she had hearing loss and tinnitus and now wears a hearing aid in her right ear. As such, she works with charities Action on Hearing Loss and the British Tinnitus Association to raise awareness of both conditions, especially among young people, and shares strategies to protect your hearing.

Additionally, Samantha is well-known for creating feminist rant videos for Stylist Magazine which have gone viral with 800K views on Facebook alone.

She will be appearing in Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live in London from 10th November 2018.

Where to find Samantha:

@samanthabaines on social media

Comedy showreel

Drama showreel

Comedy poem

Stylist video

Hearing loss on BBC inside out