Abnormally Funny People is a group of gifted stand-up comedians strutting their funny stuff. All but one of them is disabled. They are all very, very, very funny people.
As a collective, Abnormally Funny People started performing in August 2005 at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then, Abnormally Funny People has earned their way through numerous corporate and university gigs, four runs at the Soho Theatre, including a special 2012 Paralympics Show. Our current line-up features the acts below. Click on the photos to read more about each performer.
AFP Producers Steve Best and Simon Minty have been hosting a comedy podcast called the Abnormally Funny People Show since June 2014 with sponsorship by Barclays, which enjoys a large international listening audience.
Abnormally Funny People returned to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 for their 10th Anniversary Show, and featured (on different nights), many of our regular acts and the occassional special guest.
Performing at the event will be:
"Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking"- The Scotsman
Steve Day is a truly unique comedian - witty and engaging whilst dealing with the dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. His stories of multiple children, wearing a suit and the problems caused by not knowing how words are pronounced have audiences in raptures. A disabled performer, Steve is more concerned with success in the mainstream comedy circuit, but is happy to 'deaf it up' as necessary if the money is ok, and there are sandwiches.
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, whom he punched dramatically, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin, both of whom he was prevented from punching.
Lost Voice Guy:
“Finding humour in strange places is one of Lost Voice Guy’s strengths.” – The Guardian
Lost Voice Guy (aka Lee Ridley) is disabled but not silent.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, complications at birth resulted in Lee losing his ability to speak. Undaunted, Lee started performing stand up comedy earleir this year using an ipad tablet computer, and after an unprecedented meteoric rise and publicity from local and national press, is now headlining comedy clubs across the country.
Lost Voice Guy was the winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Listen to his winning act below.
"Tanyalee Davis — a master of physical punctuation." — The Las Vegas Sun
Tanyalee Davis is “The Ferrari of Comedy” – low to the ground and kind of racy. Her perception of people and how they perceive her, exaggerates the humour of life's 'little' tasks and routines. Canadian born, Tanyalee currently is making the stage her home by touring all over the world bringing the funny. Tanyalee had a successful 6 month contract performing “Little Comedian, BIG Laughs” just off the Las Vegas Strip. Tanyalee has been part of Abnormally Funny People since its inception in 2005. In 2007 she premiered her first one woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews, and has numerous television and film credits to her name.
This event is hosted by The University of Nottingham People and Culture Team as part of the Disability December Events Programme. This event is free and open to all.