Marise Gaughan was born in Dublin in 1991 and began doing stand-up in the open mic nights of Los Angeles in 2016. Now living in London she continues to perform in all the major UK and Irish clubs and festivals. Her award nominated debut show Drowning premiered at the Dublin Fringe festival in 2018 and was awarded the Women's Irish Network Arts Bursary. She presented a weekly radio segment on Ireland's lyric.fm during lockdown that The Irish Times called 'edgy honest and funny.' This is her first book.