Sandi Toksvig

Broadcaster, Writer, Comedian and Activist


Sandi Toksvig OBE, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and brought up in Europe, Africa and the United States. She began her comedy career at Girton College, Cambridge where she wrote and performed in the first all-woman Footlights show. Sandi is well known to UK audiences as a broadcaster. Her television career has included celebrated series such as Call My Bluff , Whose Line Is It Anyway?, QI, 15 to 1,and The Great British Bake Off. Sandi is passionate about live performance, and was a member of The Comedy Store Players, an improvisational comedy team, for many years. She has written more than twenty fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. Her latest books are titled Between the Stops and Toksvig's Almanac. Sandi is an activist for gender equality, and co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015.