Disability December Comedy Live

Comedy Live will be host to two outstanding, award-winning stand-up comedians: Francesca Martinez and Steve Day. This event is open to University of Nottingham staff and their guests.

Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer and speaker who has toured internationally with sell out runs all over the world.

Since starring in five series of BBC’s Grange Hill, Francesca has appeared on TV many times, including on ITV’s The Frank Skinner Show, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and Channel 4’s Very British Problems. Last year she opened Series 11 of BBC2’S Live At The Apollo and guested on BBC1’s Celebrity Pointless.

Her best-selling book, called What The **** Is Normal?!, was nominated Best Book in the Chortle Comedy Awards 2015, and runner up in the Bread & Roses Book Award 2015. The book has garnered rave reviews from critics and the public alike. Francesca will also have copies of her brilliant book that she might even sign if you buy one from her on the night.

*Oh yeah, she has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.



Steve Day describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian. If there are any others, he hasn’t heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it’s only a joke after all.

For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad. Well, they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn’t know either way.

A familiar voice on Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman’s Hour, has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin.

“Revelatory and very funny” – The Guardian

“Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking” – The Scotsman

Please note. There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available at Lakeside which can only be booked over the telephone or in person. Please contact the Box Office on 0115 846 7777

As this is a free event please return any unwanted tickets to the Box Office before the night of the performance.

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