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Meet Katherine Blanford: Age and career as comedian makes TV debut

Amber Peake August 4, 2022
Canopy of NBC's the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon along 6th Avenue at Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City

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This week comedian Katherine Blanford made her TV debut on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show with audiences now curious to know more about her. 

This week, Blanford debuted her stand-up on Fallon’s chat show as she promoted her new comedy album “Salt Daddy.” 

Following her introduction to TV, audiences have since wondered about Katherine Blanford’s age and career so far. Let’s take a look…

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Katherine Blanford made her TV debut on The Tonight Show

On Wednesday (August 3), Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon welcomed comedian Katherine Blanford as she made her comedy debut on-screen. 

Blanford’s feature on the show came amid the release of her new comedy album Salt Daddy on Apple Music last month. 

The comedian shared insight into the material of her comedy album as she performed a stand-up set during which she shared tidbits from her childhood of growing up a “weird kid.”

Ahead of her feature on the late-night chat show, Blanford shared her excitement in a post on Facebook as she gushed she was “thrilled” to feature on-screen for the first time on the Tonight Show. 

How old is Katherine Blanford?

In one moment of her set, the comedian reflected on how old she is, with the moment having since sparked curiosity into Katherine Blanford’s age. 

Blanford was born in 1991 and is currently 30 years and is set to celebrate her 31st birthday next week, according to a past tweet by the comedian.  

As noted in an interview with Voyage ATL in 2019, Blanford began her comedy career following the passing of her mother. The comedian was in her early 20s at the time and later went on to pursue comedy by taking classes.

Get to know the up-and-coming comedian

Katherine Blanford hails from Louisville, Kentucky but is now based in Atlanta, Georgia. Before pursuing comedy full time, Blanford’s day job saw her work as a nanny. 

The 30-year-old also co-hosts the podcast Cheaties alongside fellow stand-up comedian Lace Larrabee which launched in 2020

Blanford has become a known name on the stand-up comedy circuit, having opened for the likes of Ron White and David Spade.

Elsewhere the comedian has also built a sizable following across her social media pages, with 102,000 followers on Instagram and a further 115,000 on Facebook.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.