Hello and hurrah!
Lockdown is lifting with new landscapes and opportunites
I'm an established UK comedian who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, political events, been in films and coached celebs.. and everything in between.
August: I'm offering coaching on live performance, humour for wellbeing, seminars and speaking at events on zoom. clips below
July: started work on my new comedy character, and various writing projects
June 2020: Honoured to perform at an online comedy festival for mental health charities, clip below
I create imaginative shows, seminars, talks and humour coaching.
*For press, media, photos, full bio, current projects & booking enquiries please get in touch
Challenging and debating truth in the news & public arenas is important to me, I'm honoured to be a social commentator on shows such as the Nick Ferrari Show, LBC with Iain Dale, BBC Radio London 94.9FM and BBC World Service to name a few.
'Joy mines a rich seam of gold in her hilarious stand up material'
Lemn Sissay. Author
So Brilliant’ Jo Brand. Comedian
Arthur Smith Comedian/writer. The Stage
‘One to watch out for’ Daily Mail
‘An outstanding public speaker'
Dr Joan Fletcher Head of Social Work, Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies, Goldsmiths University
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Who is joy ?
I am a multi-creative comedian, writer, actor, speaker, campaigner on Adoption. My hobbies are dance (ballet) and music (flute and Piano).
I am an accomplished public speaker and advocate on adoption. I have worked with many organisations including: CoramBAAF, Social Work England, First4Adoption to name a few. I have over 15 years of experience writing, speaking, performing and engaging with the media in this field.
I have contributed a chapter in these books, written papers and articles about comedy, adoption and identity including
Chosen, By Dr Perlita Harris
Does God LOL? By Frankie Mulgrew
The source magazine, Waitrose
Some past engagments
LBC The Iain Dale Drive Time Show, cultural argument concerning Jesy Nelson's dreadlock hair
BBC London OS, Oscars and diversity, what has changed?
BBC News24 overseas adoption interview challenges with Jane Hill
Corporate shows/Speaking Engagements include
Westminster City Council – Tate Modern. Westminster Celebration of Achievement for young careleavers
Professional Beauty Awards, Host Claudia Winkleman Park Lane Hilton. stand-up topical routine
Bond Dickinson Corporate Comedy night. Stand up routine
Nottingham Trent University – 1hr comedy adoption show and talk
Diocese of Leicester AGM, 50-minute stand up set
Some past comedy shows & festivals
Get Carter, UK comedy circuit 2013
Aspects of Joy, Edinburgh Fringe 2015
Spot the Difference. A show about comedy and adoption
*New Version out now, bookings are open.
Manchester Comedy Store, Brighton Fringe, Alexander’s (Chester) Mirth Control UK
Women's Comedy Festival, Frog and Bucket,
Laughing Cows, London
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Full Equity Member - M00209434
Spotlight - 8218-3424-6333
‘Amazingly funny and talented performer, Joy is also an insightful, compassionate and an inspirational woman"
Diane Carrington Virtual School for Looked After Children & Careleavers. City of Westminster
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