Saskia Preston

Saskia has made a name for herself as an act who delivers up offbeat one liners and observations in a unique and playful style. A finalist in the Max Turner Comedy Award 2013, Funny Women Award 2013 and Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of 2013 competition, Saskia was also shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award 2013 broadcast on BBC Radio 4 extra and more recently (2015) she was in the Laughing Horse New Comedian of the Year Final.

Saskia has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and will return this year with two shows,
This Is Our Summer Holiday (sharing an hour with Sophie Henderson) and Sarah and Saskia with Comedy Chums (a mixed compilation show with Sarah Iles).       

Born in the UK, Saskia spent her childhood in Hong Kong and Portugal before returning to Britain to study English at the University of St Andrews. Previous to starting comedy Saskia had a career in advertising and journalism and has written for, among others, The Guardian and The Financial Times.

Saskia brought her characteristic quick wit and hilarious delivery to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in bucketloads for her show Prestonian in 2017, and is currently disarming audiences up and down the country with her brilliantly unique act.


"Superb to watch”
London Is Funny

"Interesting, quirky act, alien weirdo with odd observations…very good”
 Steve Bennet, Chortle

"Strong writer”
Chortle | @saspreston