Manchester, England – Comedians Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Rachel Fairburn, both from Manchester, have been renowned for their fascination with all things strange and macabre since childhood. Pritchard-McLean, having grown up on a farm on the island of Anglesey, developed an early obsession with spooky stories and horror, while Fairburn, living in Manchester, was constantly confronted with headlines depicting the faces of Moors murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in her local paper.
Despite working in the same comedy scene, the two had never met until they began hearing each other’s names spoken by others. Eventually, they joined forces and started their popular podcast, All Killa No Filla, delving into the world of true crime and serial killers. With over 100 episodes to date, the podcast has covered infamous figures from Jack the Ripper to Charles Manson.
The comedic duo has made it clear that their exploration of these dark subjects is not meant as glorification of the criminals. They are committed to discussing true crime in a respectful and thoughtful manner. Additionally, they have set boundaries on which cases they will discuss, particularly avoiding crimes committed in areas where they are performing live shows.
As their podcast celebrates its 10th anniversary, Pritchard-McLean and Fairburn reflect on the personal growth and experiences captured in the podcast, from navigating the challenges of their industry to the impact of a pandemic. They credit other women in the comedy industry for paving the way for more opportunities and representation for female comedians.
Throughout the years, the duo’s work has resonated with audiences, drawing attention to the enduring human fascination with the darker side of life while maintaining a respectful and sensitive approach to their subject matter.