Ella is a nonsense-infused queer clownish prankster goblin, London-based standup comic, actor, poet, scriptwriter and illustrator. Co-Founder and Host of the Confused Club Cabaret, one half of Those Long Blonde Twins and Founding Member of the theatre company, Naiads Foundry, Ella is a multidisciplinary creative.
Be it through absurdist character comedy, drag, dark comedic storytelling, filthy poetry or musical whimsy, Ella’s charisma and quick wit pack a punch. With themes of addiction, infertility and identity, Ella is able to take the audience on a journey tackling complex issues with humour, empathy and aplomb.
Ella's debut play 'Recovery Town', about a child of an alcoholic coming to terms with their mother's sobriety, was set to preview at VAULT Festival 2020 but was unfortunately cancelled due to Coronavirus. Recovery Town will be rescheduled for 2022.
2020 saw Ella write and perform in children's immersive adventure 'Forest Fables at Mottistone Manor,' which received glowing audience feedback. Ella also wrote the script portions of Secret Cinema's LA debut of Stranger Things ('Hilarious' - LA Times) in collaboration with Netflix, The Duffer Brothers and Stranger Things' showrunners.
Other writing credits include Secret Cinema (4+ years), Netflix (scriptwriting) and Long Way Up.
She is currently working on adapting Recovery Town for a podcast audience, writing Forest Fables for a children's storybook and cooking up new projects with Naiad's Foundry.
“Ella is the icing on any comedy cake. A beautiful, funny and disarmingly charming songwriter/comedian with just the right touch of total goofiness.”
- Lach, Antifolk Founder
“Well structured – Very very good confidence and delivery.”
- The Stand Comedy Club – Edinburgh
“Particularly charming [was] Ella Prendergast… top-notch as A+ Host, emcee and storyteller.”
“The command of the stage. The comfort. The authority. The intimacy in the storytelling. The pace. The timing. The jokes! Alllllll f*cking top-notch.”
- Parker Sawyers, Actor
“A hit with the audience. Talented, beautiful, musical, humble and with a filthy, intelligent sense of humour that leaves the audience quite literally shouting for more. Book her. She’s brilliantly talented and I do not give compliments lightly.”
- Miss Annabel Sings, Booker