Eleanor Morton is a Scottish stand-up, writer and actor who started performing stand-up when she was 18 years old. She is also a performer with the award-winning London comedy groups Weirdos and Comedian’s Cinema Club, and a board-member of alternative night ACMS
Eleanor’s notable gigs in her early career include supporting Josie Long and Tony Law. Recently she supported Stewart Francis on his Pun Gent tour, and Frankie Boyle on his Hurt Like You’ve never Been Loved tour. She appeared on BBC Comedy Presents at the Fringe in 2019.
Eleanor has written for The Newsquiz, Newsjack, The BBC Scotland programmes What’s Funny About The Referendum? and SKETCHLAND, and appeared on BBC Scotland’s ‘Scots Squad’ and the BBC’s online ‘Room To Write’.
Her most recent TV performance as a stand-up was BBC’s Scotland’s The Comedy Underground. She has also been a panellist and writer on Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News, and appeared on Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra. She has performed six shows at The Edinburgh Fringe, all at The Stand Comedy Club. This includes her 2014 show Lollipop, (Nominated for a Scottish Comedy Award for Best Show), and Great Title, Glamorous Photo (2018), which can both be found on NextUp
Eleanor is based in London and regularly returns to perform in Scotland as well.
‘A nuanced and exceedingly funny hour’ ★★★★ Fest
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Smart, biting and Funny’ (The Wee Review, ★★★★)
“A thoroughly enjoyable hour of accomplished and skilful stand-up” The Skinny
‘Charmingly Whimsical’ The Guardian
‘Eleanor Morton is a delight – clever, inventive and super funny’ Josie Long
“Eleanor Morton’s uncanny comedy is intelligent, enjoyable and very funny” – TV Bomb
“One of the most exciting rising stars of the British comedy circuit” ★★★★ Young Perspective
“A perfectly formed, awkward hour of social ineptitude” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“A wonderfully whimsical experience” ★★★★ Three Weeks
“Beautifully surreal” ★★★★ Fringe Monkey
“Eleanor Morton is without doubt a very talented comedian, and one who doesn’t conform to the norm” ★★★★ One4Review
‘The Poster Girl for Awkward’ Chortle