Sandra Brigitte 'Sandi' Toksvig (born 3 May 1958) is a Danish/British comedian, author, and presenter on British radio and television. She currently presents The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4. Born in Copenhagen, Toksvig began her comedy career at Girton College, Cambridge University, where, alongside studying archaeology, she wrote and performed in the first all-woman show at the Footlights. She was there at the same time as fellow members Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Slattery, and Emma Thompson, and wrote additional material for the Perrier award-winning Cambridge Footlights Revue. She was also a member of Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society, and moved via children's television onto the comedy circuit.
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