Elsa Williams

Comedy writer from the North West

Elsa Williams is a comedy writer from the North West. Elsa’s first school report described her as a ‘highly unusual character’ – though she didn’t actually get an autism diagnosis until her mid-twenties due to the unfortunate fact of being Northern. She regularly tweets about her experiences of late diagnosis (as well as her undiagnosed-and-in-denial autistic father, who goes out at night in a hi-vis looking for badgers).

She’s written for Newsjack and The Independent, and was shortlisted for Sid Gentle’s Thousand Films Screenwriting Competition. She writes comedy scripts, screenplays and articles, and is currently working on a range of long-form creative projects.

Elsa works part-time in mental health, where she often ends up insulting other women’s babies by accident. She once got visibly excited for a pasta pot on the way to somebody’s funeral. She’s also shit at using scissors.


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