Gemma Layton

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Gemma Layton


Gemma Layton is a graduate of Bretton Hall and Birmingham School of Acting.

As an actress, her credits include BBC Radio Drama, Birmingham Rep Theatre and Doctors (BBC).

As a stand up comedian she performs as her alter-ego, Mercedes Benson, and is a Laughing Horse and Funny Woman semi-finalist. Her music video, “Shopping in Lidl”, recently went viral with over half a million hits on YouTube.

She is currently performing her solo character comedy show, 'Mercedes Benson Presents...The Pleasure is Yours' which she will be taking to the Edinburgh Festival 2014.

Gemma is also one third of sketch group, FunBags.

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