Texan Ashley Barnhill is a stand up comic, filmmaker, writer and actress. Subversively dark and mean, Ashley is a skilled writer with unnervingly biting delivery. She tours extensively with Dave Chappelle, performing over 500 shows together worldwide, and with his touring show with John Mayer and Joe Rogan. You've seen her on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and Drunk History narrating the story of the late Muhammad Ali and as a guest star on IFC’s comedy series Maron. She was writer on TBS’ Drop the Mic. You can also catch her in director Jason Reitman’s Sundance short film. Ashley studied at drama school RADA, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London in 2022 and at Miranda Harcourt’s Specialist Screen Masterclasses. She is the co-host of Sky & AMC’s official Gangs of London podcast.
Ashley ventured into filmmaking and has written, directed, edited and acted in many of her own festival winning short films. Ashley’s short film #blessed was selected by Chicago’s Gold Coast Film Festival. Ashley’s short film Meatsauce that she directed, wrote, starred in and edited screened in Berlin curated by Grrlhaus Cinema. Ashley was on HBO as a Top 10 Finalist in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's docu-series Project Greenlight for directors. Ashley is currently a participant in Viacom’s Emerging Directors Program. She worked on the first season of Comedy Central’s Awkwafina is Nora from Queens. And she has a law degree from University of Texas at Austin. Oh yeah, and she also has a new titanium plated skull.