toni kent is funny

Hi, I’m Toni.

I write and speak funny.

But this wasn’t always the case. Years ago I worked in IT where I helped businesses to make money by convincing people to care about scorecards being green and being expert at securing meetings with senior leaders.

Today, I help corporates, charities and business networks find their funny with compering, speaking and writing services that are high energy and humorous.

Who I’ve worked with

I’ve worked with senior leaders at a ton of tech companies including: Adobe, Alfresco, Barracuda Microsoft, Oracle SAP, Sol-Tec and Thoughtonomy.

On the non-corporate side of the fence I’ve brought a big dose of funny to events for Smart Works Reading, The SisterSister Network, Hungerford Literary Festival and a host of others.

What I speak about

Topics range from social mobility to mobile devices and virtual-reality to the actual reality of modern-day parenting.  My wide frame of reference and relatable style offers a refreshing change that wakes up audiences and keeps them engaged. I’ve even got material that demonstrates an unexpected link between AI and cervical screening.

Change and challenge

From being a straight-up example of being your own change and demonstrating that starting stand up in your 40’s is a great idea, I challenge misconceptions and motivate others to follow their own path. This process is charted in my ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ books which you can find out more about here.

How can I help you?

If you need someone funny who can entertain an audience with ease, interview a panel professionally, or can help you tell your own story with a honesty and humour, drop me a line at

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Panel Hosting


Stand Up


Giving back

Because I’ve benefited from having great female role models throughout my life, I’m proud to support Smart Works Reading who help women in the Thames Valley rejoin the workforce by providing free interview clothing and coaching.

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I’m also supporting Youth Impact Studio in their fantastic work with young people. Find out more about them here.