stand up

“Wickedly funny”

Henley Standard

Do you need a stand up who knows how to talk to a corporate audience and can wow women’s networks? My material perfectly fits the bill as I grab life by the lapels and ask: “Why are you doing this to me? WHY?!

What my stand up is about

A background in IT and 10 years spent at Microsoft, means that I understand the absurdity of scorecards and the pain of the Annual Review. As well as performing stand up, I’m still a freelance writer to the tech industry which means I’m current with what’s going on. I’ve even got jokes about AI!

“What a great session, had some fantastic feedback and the audience LOVED your poetry.”

Emily Stewart, SAP

But it’s not all work, work, work. I cover ‘real life’ too. With two children and two decades of marriage under my belt, I’ve got plenty of material on parenting and relationships. And don’t even get me started on camping.

Where I perform

Give me a stage and a mic and I’m all yours! I’ve performed stand up in pubs and at parties, for corporates and for charities, in the afternoon and after dinner. Whatever the setting, I’ll make myself comfortable, and make sure your audience feels that way too. For bookings, contact me.

“Toni, you were f***ing awesome!”

Carrie, audience member, Corn Exchange Newbury

Material I cover (click the links to watch some clips)

“Thank you for a wickedly funny set at our SAP Business Women’s Network event today. Unbelievably funny – and who’d have thought those topics could be?”

Claudia Belardo

Performances include

Pricing and bookings

Costs vary from £100 – £750, depending on the venue, set length and whether you’d like material tailored to your event. Please email me for a quotation at

“An edgy Pam Ayres”

Newbury Weekly News

Skills to pay the bills

I’ve acted as compere for the Sister Sister NetworkSmart Works Reading, and delivered talks for Adobe and Prospect Union. The other services I offer include speakerwriter and panel host.