Christie grew up in Gloucester, England, the youngest of nine siblings born to Irish parents. She attended St Peter's Roman Catholic High School in Gloucester.
In 1994 she won a three-year scholarship to study Drama at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Wandsworth, London.
Christie appeared in various theatre productions and adverts before she began her stand-up career in 2004.
She was nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (2005), won the inaugural Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award for her show The Court of King Charles II (2007) and was nominated for the Chortle Best Breakthrough Act (2009).
In 2013 Christie won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with her show A BIC FOR HER.
The show also won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy, the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Show and a 2014 Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre and became the top selling comedy show at Soho Theatre ever.
Her debut BBC Radio 4 series, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap, was broadcast in April 2013. It won Best Radio at the 2014 Chortle Awards and a prestigious 2014 Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy. It was also nominated for a Radio Academy Award 2014. A second series was broadcast in January 2015 and won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme.
Her 2014 tour, a double bill of A Bic for Her and an Ungrateful Woman, won the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Tour.
She was also nominated for a 2014 British Comedy Award for Best Female TV comic for her performance on Have I Got News For You.
Her debut book, A Book for Her, was published by Century Random House in hardback in July 2015 to universal critical acclaim. It was one of the Top 100 Books for Christmas in The Telegraph and Top Ten Comedy Books in The List and Book of the Day in The Observer. It was also nominated for a 2016 Chortle Award for Best Book. The paperback was released in February 2016 and the Spanish version was launched in Barcelona in March 2017.
Christie also won a 2015 Red Magazine Award (Creative) and a Marie Claire Women at the Top Award (2015).
Christie has written for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent, and The Observer. She had a weekly column in Guardian Weekend Magazine from October 2015 to March 2016 for which she gained a Glamour Magazine 2016 award nomination.
Christie has appeared in several TV and BBC Radio 4 comedy programmes, including It's Kevin (BBC2), The Omid Djalili Show (BBC1), Harry Hill's Little Cracker (Sky), Anna and Katy (Channel 4), The Culture Show (BBC2), Mel & Sue (ITV), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave). Have I Got News for You (BBC1), the Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), Room 101 (BBC1), Cardinal Burns (Channel 4), and Celebrity Squares (ITV) and This Week (BBC One) and Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule (ITV).
Radio work includes The Broadcasting House Programme, Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, The News Quiz, Miranda Hart's House Party, It's Your Round, Sarah Millican's Support Group, Loose Ends, The Fred MacAulay Show, Dan Tetsell's The 21st Century for Time Travellers, The Now Show, Heresy, Kerry’s List, It’s Not What You Know, The Unbelievable Truth, Dilemma, French and Saunders Christmas Show, Steve Wright In The Afternoon and Radcliffe and Maconie.
In May 2016 Christie recorded her debut stand-up special, Stand Up for Her (Live from Hoxton Hall), produced by Baby Cow Productions for BBC Worldwide. It was released direct to Netflix on 31 March 2017 making her the first British female stand-up on the streaming service.
Podcasts include Danielle Ward's Do the Right Thing, Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown, Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad, Stuart Goldsmith’s The Comedian’s Comedian, The Adam Buxton Podcast and The Penguin Podcast with Richard E. Grant.
She has written and performed 11 critically acclaimed consecutive solo Edinburgh Festival shows, The Cheese Roll, The Court of King Charles II, The Court of King Charles II - The Second, My Daily Mail Hell, A Ant, Housewife Surrealist, War Donkey, A Bic for Her, An Ungrateful Woman, A Book for Her and Mortal (later re-titled Because You Demanded It).
Because You Demanded It was The Guardian’s No 1 Comedy of the Year 2016 and won the 2017 Chortle Award for Best Show.
Her last four Edinburgh festival shows have been in the Top 5 best reviewed comedy shows at the fringe and her last show, Mortal, topped a list of the best reviewed Edinburgh fringe shows according to List magazine.2016: Mortal (later re-titled 'Because You Demanded It')
2015: A Book for Her
2014: An Ungrateful Woman
2013: A Bic for Her
2012: War Donkey
2011: Housewife Surrealist
2010: A Ant
2009: My Daily Mail Hell
2008: The Court of King Charles II – The Second
2007: The Court of King Charles II
2006: The Cheese Roll
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Celebrity Autobiography, Edinburgh Fringe 2010 and Leicester Square Theatre
The School for Scandal, Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Funny Women Best Show Fringe Award for The Court of King Charles II (2007) - winner
Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act (2009) - nominee
Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show with A BIC FOR HER (2013) - winner
South Bank Sky Arts Award for Best Comedy for A Bic For Her (2014) - winner
Chortle Award for Best Show for A Bic For Her (2014) - winner
Hospital 100 Club Award for Performance and Theatre (2014) - winner
Chortle Award for Best Radio Series for Minds The Gap (BBC R4) (2014) - winner
Rose D’Or International Broadcasting Award for Best Radio Comedy for Minds The Gap (2014) - winner
Chortle Award for Best Radio Programme for Minds The Gap Series 2 (BBC R4) (2015) - winner
Chortle Award for Best Tour for A Bic for Her/An Ungrateful Woman tour (2015) - winner
British Comedy Awards 2015 - Best Female TV Comic - Nominee
Red Magazine Women of the Year Awards 2015 (Creative) - winner
Marie Claire - Women at the Top Awards 2015 - winner
Chortle Award for Best Book for A Book for Her (2016) - nominee
Glamour Magazine Award for Best Columnist 2016 for Guardian Weekend columns - nominee
Chortle Award for Best Show 2017 for Because You Demanded It - winner