Motivational Speaker Francesca Martinez is an award winning wobbly* comedian; who has performed sell out shows in Edinburgh, the West End, Hollywood, Broadway and Davos. She has toured the world from South Africa to Singapore, Ireland to Australia, and Canada to Malaysia. Her UK tour of ‘What The **** Is Normal?!’ was nominated 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?!’ was published in May 2014 by Random House.
Francesca Martinez 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 nominated a Top Ten Game Changer in BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour Power List 2014. In June 2014 Francesca recorded a Tedx Houses of Parliament talk.
Using her award winning humour, Francesca has given many inspirational speeches in the UK and abroad. She talks passionately about facing your fears and the profound power of positive thinking; gaining the right perspective and questioning society‘s values. Francesca shares insights into defying expectations, winning against the odds and overcoming physical and psychological barriers.
Francesca Martinez truly believes that we all have to learn the same life lessons and this means her speeches are universally powerful. She defines herself by what she can do and not by what she can’t do; this is what makes her a moving, uplifting and unforgettable speaker.
Whether through stand up comedy, motivational speaking or after dinner speaking, Francesca communicates an inspiring message. Francesca Martinez has given many motivational speeches to schools, colleges, companies, charities, celebrities, dinner guests and as part of her role as a London 2012 Olympic Ambassador. She has spoken at events with Roy Keane and Irish PM, Bertie Aherne. Francesca loves audiences of any age and with her comedy skills she is the perfect performer to entertain, inspire and motivate.
* Francesca Martinez has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Francesca Martinez
World Economic Forum
Francesca’s speech was the hit of the evening – funny, personal and very inspirational. Everyone singled her out and said what a great speaker she was. Her impact was amazing and we’d love her to come back next year.
Thank you so much to Francesca. She was just perfect for the event – she pitched it all just right and seemed so lovely. She was very inspirational, SO naturally funny (and VERY beautiful!)
Woking Borough Council
Excellent fun – fantastic! I haven’t laughed so hard for ages and it’s brilliant that the council has included the comedy night as an awareness raising event which gave us all a giggle! Francesca’s performance was top notch.