Francesca Martinez

Comedian & Writer

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Multi-award-winning Francesca Martinez is the first and only woman to win the Open Mic Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and has since become one of the top comedians of her generation. As well as touring internationally with sell-out runs around the world, Francesca is a TV and radio regular, making popular appearances on such varied programmes as The News QuizRussell Howard's Good NewsThe Jonathan Ross ShowThe Frank Skinner Show, Ricky Gervais's Extras (in a role written specially for her), NewsnightThis WeekFree Speech (where she was voted most popular guest) and Channel 4 News. Last year Francesca completed a 55-date UK/Ireland tour of her award-winning show, called 'WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL?!', which was nominated for Best Show at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 - the UK's largest comedy festival. Her debut book, also called 'What the **** is Normal?!' was released earlier this year.