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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.


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'Joy mines a rich seam of gold in her hilarious stand up material' 

Lemn Sissay. Author

So Brilliant’ Jo Brand. Comedian


‘Wowed me’

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.

CORPORATE WORK please click here



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

VIEW Full Bio on Spotlight

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

 Hour Shows: 

Get Carter, UK comedy circuit 2013

Aspects of Joy, Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Spot the Difference. A show about comedy and adoption

Toured, 2016-2017

*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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AGENT: Film/TV Nicola Hobbs: Tel: 020 7520 9412