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Hello, and welcome to my website 

Back in 2008 I was nominated for an EMMA (*Ethnic multicultural media award) and last year I was featured in Steve Best’s new book featuring the top current UK Comedians.


I have performed at the Manchester Comedy Store, Hilton Park Lane Hotel and many theatres and fabulous venues over the years.


During Covid I have been working on a new comedy sitcom, children’s book and eating more cake frankly.

So Brilliant’ Jo Brand. Comedian


Joy mines a rich seam of gold in her hilarious stand up material. She is sharp as a pin

but she is fluid too’ Lemn Sissay. Writer 


‘Her warmth, passion and incredibly high energy levels captured the audience’s imagination’

Dr Sharon Lockyer, Director at Centre for Comedy Studies Research, Brunel University


‘warmed and wowed me’ Arthur Smith Comedian/writer - The Stage









Equity Member M00209434

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News: 11th December

Launch of

Adoption Arena Podcast 

UCB Radio

discussing the importance of humour

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My love for acting was founded aged 16 when I joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, I went onto study at Wimbledon School of Art as a Theatre designer before doing many courses in theatre, acting and dance.


I have had parts in Deep State 2, The Beast (London Film School) and a commercial for Hilary Blinds to name a few.


I have enjoyed performing stand up at UK festivals, conferences, after dinner speaking engagements, business meetings, charity events, award ceremonies and of course around the UK comedy circuit. I have over 15 years of professional experience, and plan to hit the Edinburgh Festival 2021 with a new show.. Covid or no Covid!


I have had the pleasure of performing at the London Hilton with Claudia Winkleman, Tate Britain for the Young Achievers Award for Westminster City Council, RBS Bank, Bond Dickinson, Metropolitan Police, Diocese of Leicester and many universities such as Nottingham Trent, Preston, Goldsmiths and Grimsby to name a few. 


Current Affairs and Adoption Advocacy


Social commentary work is important to me along with most comedians, I cover race, women's and adoption stories in the news especially, along with fun stories about dogs etc! I've worked on the Nick Ferrari Show, LBC with Iain Dale, BBC Radio London 94.9FM with Eddie Nestor and BBC World Service to name a few. 

National #YouCanAdopt Campaign runs from September - November of this year.  I am honoured to have been commissioned to write and present the poem featured for the campaign and to be a speaker, clips and links visit the media page or see below for a selection of my favourite interviews.

I joined a panel on the BBC Africa's Podcast 'The Comb' with Kim Chakanetsa discussing overseas adoption, complexity and my story

For Adoption Today magazine October issue I have an article about transracial adoption and BAME families. 


I have written a seminar that I present called 'Beyond Black Lives Matter and Adoption' 


Do please contact me directly for more information. 



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‘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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Stand up comedian, presenter, voices and character actress.