Produced by Ingenious Fools
A stupendously hilarious and star studded show packed with some of the very best UK stand up comedy talent.
Francesca Martinez – Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The News Quiz (Radio 4), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV)
Aaron Simmonds – Russell Howard Hour, Undeniable (Comedy Central), as heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Scotland
Steve Day – “Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking” – The Scotsman
Variety D – Sorry, I Didn’t Know (ITV), The Judi Love Show (BBC Radio London) and Two Birds In A Park (BBC Radio 4).
What will you experience
This is a mixed bill comedy night with a host and 3 acts. The host and the acts may speak to the audience.
Tickets available soon!
Important access information: Everyone is welcome to this performance. Guide Dogs will be looked after by our volunteers in a separate area due to the artist having a severe, life-threatening allergy to all dogs.
If you would like to attend this performance with your Guide Dog please contact email@example.com to discuss how we can facilitate this safely.
For this event, the following access provision will be available:
- BSL Interpreters
- Integrated audio description
- This is a relaxed event
- Step-free access throughout
- Accessible toilets closeby
- A Wellbeing Hub and breakout space is available within the venue
Audio Describers will be available across the festival to support with guiding, touch tours and describing on an on-demand basis. To book time with a describer for this event, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: some access resources such as; easy read information and pre-recorded audio description will be available across the festival via QR codes. We recommend bringing your smartphone and a pair of earphones if you would like to access these resources.
About the artists
Francesca* is a comedian, author, actress, playwright and speaker who has toured the globe with her award-winning stand-up shows. She launched her comedy career in 2000, when she became the first and only woman to win the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. She has performed in Australia, Ireland, France, Sweden, South Africa, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, in Hollywood, on Broadway, and alongside Emma Thompson at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
*Francesca has cerebral palsy but much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.
Aaron Simmonds has been failing to stand up for 30 years; luckily he is far better at comedy than standing up. He was a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show finalist, and was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 (Broadway World). He has appeared on The Russell Howard Hour, performs regularly at comedy clubs, including, The Comedy Store, The Stand and Just The Tonic, and has supported Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy) and Laura Lexx.
Dominique Davis, also known as ‘Variety D’, is an actor and comedian who performed at Dave’s Disabled Comedians’ Showcase. Her other credits include Sorry, I Didn’t Know (ITV), The Judi Love Show (BBC Radio London) and Two Birds In A Park (BBC Radio 4). ‘Variety D’ was named the ‘Baby Girl of Comedy’ when she started doing stand-up at the age of 16. Since then she has performed at comedy clubs and venues around the country such as Just The Tonic, The Drum Theatre (Birmingham), Broadway Theatre (Catford), Lyric Hammersmith and Edinburgh Fringe.
Steve Day is a truly unique comedian – warm, witty and engaging, whilst dealing with the dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. Steve went on his first national tour back in 2006, and has since been performing across the world to critical acclaim. He has gigged around Europe, and garnered rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He often works as a support act to world famous stand-up comedians, including appearances on The Sarah Millican Tour.