Maddy and Mariana are two comedians with day jobs. Maddy started doing improv because her dislike of having no free time ever is outweighed by her propensity for self-sabotage. She has since carefully constructed an improv community persona based solely on being a person who likes cats. The extent of any overlap with her actual self is unknown at present, but likely to be quickly revealed with the promised oversharing in the show. Mariana is caught in a lie, cause her day job is actually hard to define. She dabbles in a few creative things after giving up on her scientific persona and you can find her creating all kinds of content at any time. The extent of what this content creation entails is another thing that might just be overshared. Overshare is our excuse to find out everything about everyone around us in our comedy community. We want to know so much, maybe too much, about everyone - their lives, their experiences and their opinions - the intimate, the embarrassing or the just plain weird. In return we’ll share a little too much of our own. We’ll start with a loose topic or question and it’s up to our guests if they choose to stay on theme or wander off wild tangents! We just want to know more about everyone around us! Just no sticking to the surface of the subject - let’s really get deep into it, whatever “it” turns out to be.
Presenter, fitness lover and blogger Jess has spent most of her adult life bouncing between the UK and Italy. When not at work or training she spends her time trying out different ways to keep fit – body and mind. She believes in the power of experience and that buzz we get when we try something new - it can energise and lift our whole lives. Listen to Jessie as she gives you a 5 minute round-up of different ways to workout and keep fit from burlesque and pole dancing through to open water swimming and Cross-fit, get inspired and if they take your fancy – give them a go! You will meet some amazing people along the way, get fit and maybe start a passion that will last a lifetime.
Parveen is passionate about her culture as well as her cuisine, as a wife and mum of three, she is a keen advocate of Indian home cooking and a dedicated cookery teacher. After leaving the corporate world a decade ago, Parveen began demonstrating and teaching cooking around the UK and Europe. Parveen believes that with the right method and the right spices, anyone can create the most delicious authentic food. Parveen is able to demystifies the art of Indian cooking with her simple step by step instructions and top tips. Every recipe has a light hearted and personal anecdote, giving an insight into Parveen's family life and Asian culture... But, the real beauty of her recipes is that they really work
Vonda was first propelled to our screens as a member of the girl band MADASUN in 1999. They were successfully signed to record label V2 for 5 years during which time they had 3 top 20 hits in the UK coupled with even greater success overseas especially in Italy and Australia. Besides the usual circuits of ‘Smash Hits’ Top of the Pops’ and SMTV at the time, Madasun toured the summer Festibarr Colisseum shows and fronted Italian Vogues Iceberg jeans Campaign, shot in Hollywood by top photographer David La Chappelle alongside Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson. After the band, Vonda presented 2 shows on Sky, ‘The Guest List’ and ‘Vonda and the Doc’ which was a type of embarrassing bodies show and her interest in health and wellbeing was born. Motherhood persuaded Vonda to take a few years off to bring up her 2 young children and in the meantime successfully open an upmarket children’s fashion and gift store together with qualifying as a nutritionist, something she is passionate about. Vonda also started developing her own property portfolio. Her love of restoring and developing was created as a child watching and learning from her father who has been developing property now for over 50 years. Vonda is currently a regular fashion expert on QVC for Skechers and other fashion brands as well as a keen blogger on fashion and motherhood on her blog www.motheroftweens.com. In her free time Vonda can be seen at the gym working out including Spinning and Pilates. As an ex-dancer this has always been an integral part of her life. She comes from a very theatrical family with her mother a dancer for many years with Saddlers Wells and her sister, the actress Cindy Shelley, from The Young Ones, Bottom and Howards Way.
Anna’s two sons, Patrick, 25 and Angelo, 22, were both diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders as young children. The severity of their conditions meant that they were turned away from 26 local mainstream schools, as they couldn’t cater for their individual needs. Both boys were finally offered just five hours of home tuition per week. Anna decided something had to be done for her boys, and with the help of her husband Sean, took on the challenge setting up a school themselves. They relentlessly fundraised and re-mortgaged their home to raise £627,000 needed, and in 1999 The Hillingdon Manor School finally opened its doors. Starting out with 19 pupils the school now teaches 150, and is the largest school of its kind for autistic children in Europe. Anna has since set up another specialist school, an autism awareness charity and a respite home for adults. She provided training for the NSPCC and Childline and also runs various other fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.
Avril Price is a senior Tutor at the College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, London. She is a Tarot master and teaches Tarot studies to a very high standard at all levels, her aim is to inspire others to develop their inner wisdom through the richness of Tarot symbolism, Avril is passionate about self discovery and her work is geared towards development of the intuition and personal pathworking. She is well known for being down to earth yet has an uplifting and inspiring approach to development and practice. Avril is a Psychic Medium and has worked in several churches and centres in S.E. England. She has taught Psychic Mediumship for many years and some of her students have gone on to be household names. Avril’s work has taken her abroad and she is internationally renowned for her commitment to intuitive and integrative studies, she has regularly held development groups in Germany, Finland, Lappland and Istanbul. Her annual signature retreats in Glastonbury and the Mediterranean are also very popular. Avril has been in the media many times including TV and radio, she frequently contributes to Spirit and Destiny magazine
Influencer. Journalist. Stylist. Commentator. Akua Gyamfi is the founder of multi-award-winning platform The British Blacklist, a media outlet for BAME entertainment professionals. Each episode Akua Gyamfi will be joined by her friends in the industry (Jan Asante, Debbie D'Oyley and Farrah Charles) alongside a special guest to discuss the latest happenings in the film and entertainment world. Expect debate, discussion and laughter. We also have the EFF-iT Safe Room... what has made you say EFF-iT this week let us know? Akua has built a media brand respected throughout the industry for its dedication to news of British black professionals in entertainment and its database documenting and championing their achievements in a way that hasn't been done before. With a career spanning two decades, Akua has worked with iconic brands such as the BBC and BFI as well as putting her styling talents to good use with the best of British including Naomi Campbell. She's established herself as a key player in recording and supporting what makes us great.
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Welcome to my website. Most of you will know me as the founder and chief executive of Funny Women which I set up in 2002. Funny Women provides comedy expertise to help women to perform, write and do business with humour. I do a few other things as well so this is my personal space to tell you about […]
Malak Obaidi is a broadcast presenter whose enthusiasm towards celebrating diversity and world cultures is evident in all aspects of her work. She currently works as a presenter for the Travellesz Channel, an online platform that aims to promote cultural awareness by documenting interviews, events and cities around the world. Malak also presents the radio show GoldFoodies, where she chats about everything food! We chat about everything tasty around London, from the latest trends to the greatest (or not so great) restaurants! We also discuss international cuisines and feature special guests on the show to delve into the diverse world of cooking and eating! Tune in to satisfy your foodie cravings as we present a new food related theme every week...
Sandy is a hugely experienced and award-winning broadcaster - currently freelancing at talkSPORT on the Alan Brazil breakfast show and at Magic 105.4 and Mellow Magic. She has more than 30 years experience as a news presenter , documentary maker , podcaster and reporter covering current affairs, politics, sport, music and entertainment. She has presented for Radio 4 , 5 Live, LBC, and the Guardian. Sandy is regularly invited to judge awards including the Sony Awards, Arqiva and IRN awards. Sandy is also a visiting lecturer at City University , media coach and offers walking tours for small groups in London - drawing on her many years experience as an entertainer and story teller.
Charlotte spent her younger years scooting around South London where she grew up. Her curiosity surrounding living things led to her to study Genetics at the University of Cambridge, before she moved on to her PhD at Imperial College London where she currently researches Epigenetics. Charlotte studies how DNA folds itself neatly into chromosomes to prevent itself from become unimaginably tangled. As well as this, Charlotte is a keen STEM ambassador and often finds herself on stage in theatres, museums and pubs across England and Scotland ranting about the fascinating world of biology.