Debra-Jane APPELBY

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Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, Presenter

"has that magical spontaneous quality to her comedy..." Channel 4

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Some Gigs ...



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Bedwin St

Salisbury. SP1 3UT

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Some more gigs...


Coming throughout 2017 to...

Backyard (Bethnal Green), Top Secret (London), Screaming Blue Murder (MK & Northampton), Birmingham, Coventry, Brighton, Sheffield, Winchester, Bedford, Camden.

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A short diversion on the subject of the achievements of 'Our Debs'

Winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, and Funny Women Comedy Award, Debra-Jane has appeared on the BBC's 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and on Comedy Central's The World Stands Up as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live, and guesting on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.


Debra performs up and down the country with her Northern no-nonsense take on the world, gaining accolades wherever she goes.


"Debra-Jane Appelby stole the show at The Stand" The Scotsman



  • Leicester Comedy Festival, Comedian of the Year, 2005, Winner

  • Funny Women Awards, 2005, Winner

  • C4’s So You Think You’re Funny, 2004, Semi-Finalist

  • TV

  • FHM Stand Up Hero, 2010, ITV4

  • The World Stands Up, 2005, Paramount Comedy

  • Radio

  • 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, 2006, BBC Radio 4

  • Jonny Sawers, BBC Radio 5 Live

  • Up all night, BBC Radio 5 Live

  • Anita Anand, BBC Radio 5 Live

  • Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4

  • Worriker Programme, BBC Radio 5 Live


Selected Quotes...


"intelligent and original", Leicester Mercury


"a warm, charismatic standup", The List, Edinburgh


"razor sharp…never misses a beat", ScotsGay


"has won a stack of awards. Go see why", ScotsGay


"Her strength is in performance, confident, punchy ", Chortle.co.uk


"had that magical spontaneous quality to her comedy, delivering piss funny material with all the charisma of a Peter Kay. She has true funny bones and oozed laughs from her every line and her every look - one to keep a close eye on in our never ending search for comedy stars of tomorrow", Shane Allen, Commissioning Editor of Comedy at Channel 4


"Highlight from Howlers included Debra-Jane Appelby, who is one of the funniest female comics I have ever seen! Talking about her roots, her family, the riots and youth today she had the audience in her hand for the entirety of her short set, ending on a joke about her being called 'Bat-nan'... I'm not giving anything else away, go see her now!", The Mag


"the very assured Debra-Jane Appleby, whose wicked take on modern life rates a full 12-tog and allowed us to nestle in duck-down", Latest.co.uk


A Dose of the Twitters

It's me being funny.

About donuts.

(with an iddy bit





Cambridge Heath Road

Bethnal Green

London. E2 0EL



Derngate Theatre


19-21 Guildhall Road

Northampton. NN1 1DP

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