Thu 01 Jan 1970
Comedian Ava Vidal is a cool and composed performer with an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum and earned a living as a prison officer before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock.
She has become a regular presence on television since she turned heads as the BBC New Comedy Awards’ only female finalist in the very first year of her career. She has appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and C4 reality show Kings of Comedy. Ava was the subject of the documentary From the Top, detailing her background and development as a comedian.
As a commentator, Ava has contributed to The Wright Stuff, Daybreak, ITN News and BBC World Have Your Say. She has written for The Independent and The Guardian, and has used racist abuse directed at her as fuel for her acclaimed solo stand-up show.
‘Well-structured, well written and skilfully delivered’
‘Effective laughs from a position not often heard… Juggles the profound and the irreverent rapidly alternating between the two.’