Viv Groskop is a journalist, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. She has written for publications such as The Guardian, The Times, The Mail on Sunday, Grazia and Vogue and has twice been short-listed for PPA Columnist of the Year (Periodical Publishers' Association). She appears frequently on TV's Sky News as well as on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and Woman's Hour and is a regular panellist on Any Questions.
Viv first performed with Stephen Fry in a Footlights show in Cambridge at the age of eighteen. She then did nothing on stage for twenty years. After several false starts and a lucky break hosting Jo Brand's book tour, she started doing stand-up properly in 2011. As a comedian she is described as "charmingly leftfield with an oddball sense of humour." Which doesn't sound entirely complimentary but never mind.