Francesca Martinez

Francesca Martinez

(22 customer reviews)


Hire Francesca Martinez

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.

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Francesca Martinez TV & Radio

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.

Award Winning

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.

Francesca Martinez Guest Speaker

Using her award winning humour, Francesca has given many inspirational speeches in the UK and abroad. She talks 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.

Learn With Francesca

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.

Motivation, Motivation, Motivation

Whether through stand up comedy, motivational speaking or after dinner speaking, Francesca communicates an inspiring message. Francesca Martinez has given many 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 host to entertain, inspire and motivate.

* Francesca Martinez has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.

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22 reviews for Francesca Martinez

  1. World Economic Forum – Davos

    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.

  2. Generate

    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!).

  3. 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.

  4. Holohan Leisure Group

    The seminar was a success – thanks in no small way to Francesca’s fantastic performance; on which we got great feedback. Thanks again to Francesca for coming over and making it memorable.

  5. Harrow Borough Council

    Everybody loved Francesca’s performance – she was the highlight of an evening of exciting performances. Her warm, friendly, easy-going personality endeared her to those who worked with her at the event.

  6. Unison

    Francesca’s performance went down fantastically with lots of positive feedback.

  7. St George’s University Hospital

    When I invited Francesca Martinez to speak to a group of second year undergraduates as part of a communications module, I was hoping for a different approach to the topic. I was not disappointed. The session was well received by the students, thoroughly enjoyed by all and fulfilled all the learning objectives. The session also reinforced my belief that humour enhances learning. Any effect will be long lasting and influence the students long after leaving the lecture theatre. It was an education in itself.

  8. Live Group

    Francesca was great – as ever! And we look forward to an opportunity to work again with her soon.

  9. Accenture

    Francesca was a great success and I have received very good feedback from our staff.

  10. Leonard Chesire

    Francesca was brilliant – a real tonic for just after lunch.

  11. Inner Wheel Association Of Great Britain

    In all our years of annual conferences, Francesca is the first speaker to receive a standing ovation! Francesca had told us ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ – this young woman has it in abundance! Pearls of wisdom flowed from her mouth and her act was both hilarious and inspirational. A refreshingly different take on comedy, she wise-cracks her way through prejudice and disability, using everyday events seen from a disabled person’s angle, as the butt of her jokes. A big-hearted lady with a zest for life, from whom everyone could learn a lesson.

  12. Rachel Hinde, Oracle

    Francesca was fantastic. The laughter was non-stop for the full hour. She expertly mixed the comedy with the motivational. I will definitely be recommending her in the future.

  13. Unilever

    Francesca walked on stage and changed the atmosphere. She made them more courageous from that moment. It was like euphoria – it took them a while to come down.

  14. The Observer


  15. The Evening Standard

    Inspiring. A winning combination of charm and talent

  16. The Independent

    The electricity she generated through her act was near palpable. An electrifying act. Stand-up with extra bite.

  17. The Daily Mirror

    A comic sensation



  19. The Guardian Guide

    A five-star act

  20. Time Out

    Excellent. Sharp, hard-hitting and very funny

  21. The Daily Telegraph

    Exceptional wit. Her star quality is breathtaking

  22. The Sunday Times

    Has changed the face of British Comedy

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