Being wobbly – growing up with cerebral palsy

Posted on: 24th July 2014

Francesca Martinez, award-winning comedian and motivational speaker, joins a great line up of speakers at our national brain injury conference in Sheffield on 9th October.

Francesca Martinez presents Being wobbly – a personal account of her experiences of cerebral palsy, providing a rare opportunity to see the world from a different perspective.

Francesca is an award-winning wobbly* comedian who has performed sell-out shows in Edinburgh, the West End, Hollywood, Broadway and Davos. She's toured the world from South Africa to Singapore, Ireland to Australia, and Canada to Malaysia. Her recent UK tour of What The **** Is Normal?! was nominated for Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2013.

Francesca is a regular on TV and Radio, starring in Grange Hill, The News Quiz, The Frank Skinner Show, Extras, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Jonathan Ross Show. She is a regular guest on This Week and Newsnight, is developing a sitcom, and has just written her first book. What The **** Is Normal?! is published in May 2014 by Random House.

Francesca is a hugely popular motivational and after-dinner speaker, nominated for Motivator of the Year 2005 with Sir Bob Geldof. Francesca won the Public affairs Achiever of the Year Award 2013, and was recently nominated a Top Ten Game Changer in BBC 4's Woman's Hour Power List 2014.

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

“One of the circuit's most brilliant comedians” The Observer

 

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