Maggy Whitehouse is a maverick priest, stand up comedian and BBC radio Devon presenter. She’s grey haired, she’s feisty and she does not do fluffy.
Think Father Ted but in a slightly better cardigan. ‘Brilliantly subversive’ — Chris Brooker, Bigmouth Comedy.
Maggy began stand-up at the age of 56 and was a finalist in the 2016 Bath Comedy Awards and the 2015 Funny Women Awards. Adam Hills said, ‘Ridiculously funny - You drink before you go on stage?’
She is an independent Catholic priest (for real) and specializes in taking the piss out of religion from inside the box.
Steve Bennett from Chortle wrote, “A witty presence, acknowledging her unusual place in an atheist-dominated comedy circuit, with an excellent comeback to hecklers.”
Paul Tonkinson said, ‘Funny, warm and strangely inspirational. Gives me faith in comedy.’
Both Maggy’s mother and her Bishop think she should get a proper job.
Fred Lawrence• Sept. 27, 2018
"Our communication with Maggy throughout was excellent. She chose some brilliant accompanying comedians that complimented her perfectly. All of our attendees had the best time and all really enjoyed Maggy's performance and that of the other comedians (Richard James, Nick Page and Sandy Smith, who MC'd).
We would definitely use you again and would heartily recommend Maggy."
Debbie Widjaja• Sept. 15, 2018
A day after the wedding, my husband and I finally sent our parents and relatives off and now having some quiet time for ourselves while reminiscing how great and smooth everything went. We really can't thank Maggy enough for being a part of this wedding, being so proactive and reliable during the preparation and always reminding and guiding us. On the day, she was the rock that kept my sanity and guided everyone calmly but decisively. Without her, our 'reminiscing session' today would have gone a bit differently and less nicely.
Western Morning News• Sept. 15, 2016
What do you call a vicar who has you crying with laughter? Maggy Whitehouse. Western Morning News.
John Christopher Wood, Bath Comedy Festival• Oct. 15, 2016
"Maggy Whitehouse, a vicar (yes, you heard right) who does a totally accomplished, wry and witty routine on the difficulties of religion, that would probably have got her burned at the stake 400 years ago.Though, of course, they wouldn’t have let her be a vicar then.
John Christopher Wood. Bath New Comedy Award."
Chris Brooker, Bigmouth Comedy• May 11, 2017
Maggy Whitehouse is one of the most unique, distinctive & brilliantly subversive acts I've seen in years. Essential booking. Oh and funny. Very funny.
Helen• Oct. 15, 2019
some parts really quite funny but the overall impression by all was INAPPROPRIATE - an anecdote finishing in the punch line "Paul Daniels I do not want your cock in my mouth" was not well received by her audience of older age Parkinsons sufferers at 11am. This & a couple of other inappropriate comments, totally overshadowed the funny bits. She only performed for 1/2hr of the 3/4hr booked & paid for (I think she sensed that it wasn't going well). A nice person, but she totally misread her audience.
- Do you do open-air acts?Yes.
- How long is the act?From ten minutes to an hour for comedy. Whatever is needed for any other event.
- What other services to you provide?Bespoke weddings and funerals. Retreats and seminars. After dinner speaking. Writing and editing.
- Are you going to be all religious on me?God, no!
Stand up comedy
Quiz night hosting
How to write a book workshops
Weddings and funerals