Hannah Ballou

Having a laugh whilst hosting Wikimania 2014

Dr. Hannah Ballou is a comedian, performance artist, researcher, writer, and lecturer.  

Her work is feminist, sometimes autobiographical, and challenges configurations of the comic body by asking who is funny, when, how, why, and why not?  She is known to work with live animals and sleeping children. She once found out she was pregnant live on stage.  She is a 2022 winner of Procreate Project's Mother Art Prize, the only international art prize awarded to women & non-binary artists with caring responsiblities. She is the force behind Marina Abramopug and neo-burlesque alter-ego Lambchop Magoo. Recent works include Shhh, The Doctor Is In, GOO:GA, and hoo:ha.  Collaborations include Womxn SRSLY, GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN, and PanicLab.  She is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at the Kingston School of Art, Kingston University, London. 

​She trained at the Dell'Arte School in California.