Rowan Pelling is a British journalist, broadcaster, writer and stand-up comedian.

After graduating with a degree in English Literature from Oxford, Pelling started working at the satirical magazine Private Eye and then GQ magazine. In 1997 she transformed Jamie Maclean’s Erotic Print Society’s slim foolscap newsletter into the Erotic Review, a popular magazine whose circulation peaked at over 30,000. She sold the magazine in 2004. Pelling has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines, including regular columns for the Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, GQ, and Jack.