Debra-Jane Appelby

"Her strength is in performance, confident, punchy…"

Winner of both The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, and Funny Women Comedy Award in 2005, Debra Jane Appelby is fast becoming one of the most popular comedians on the circuit.

Debra has appeared the BBC’s 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and on Paramount Comedy’s The World Stands Up as well as number of appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live, and as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

“brilliant” Scotsgay Magazine
“intelligent and original” Leicester Mercury
“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, Judge at Leicester Comedy Festival Final
“singled out for the strength and bravery of her set…” Leicester Comedy Festival

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