Siân Docksey is a British-Belgian comedian, writer and pole dance artist.

Siân’s cheerfully surreal stand-up got her nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award, featured on BBC 3 and several critically-acclaimed solo shows. Then she decided to do it all while hanging off a stick.

Siân’s debut pole dancing comedy show Pole Yourself Together! gained rave reviews at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She performs at gigs, festivals and events across the UK (all booking enquiries here) and co-hosts London’s cult comedy night Alternative Comedy Memorial Society.

Obsessed with how pole dancing can make positive change, Siân created the podcast Pole the Other One! She has written for The Independent about pole dancing to cope with grief and her projects combining pole dancing with comedy have been featured in the Guardian.

“It’s awesome and like no comedy you’ve ever seen” - Funny Women Guide


Siân has been shortlisted for several scriptwriting awards including The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Prize. Her first short film Swan, an absurdist dark comedy about extreme British nationalism, stars The Office’s Sally Bretton and Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy and is available on Amazon Prime, BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema. 

Siân’s TV writing credits include Dave’s Hypothetical and an original comedy pilot The Conspiracy Files for Channel 4 Shorts. She has written for the multi-award-winning Hat Trick comedy podcast SeanceCast, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and BBC Radio 1. 

Siân directed Leicester New Comedian of the Year 2021 Winner Sam Nicoresti’s solo show Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture and has collaborated as a writer on numerous theatre projects including Joana Nastari’s F*ck You, Pay Me (2019.) She loves to support other people’s projects with one-on-one writing coaching or group workshops.

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Siân has been a guest lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art on Absurdism, Queerness and Political Comedy and was selected for the prestigious Creative Fellowship with Arts & Culture University of Exeter in 2020/21.

As a creative producer Siân has run several LGBTQ+ community projects including her own queer alternative comedy club Permitted Fruit (Evening Standard’s Top 10 Comedy Clubs and Top 10 LGBT Nights in London.) Through her friendship with the late activist David Stuart, she produced, curated and hosted a monthly LGBTQ+ comedy night in collaboration with the 56 Dean Street sexual health clinic.

Siân was briefly the vocalist for drag parody hair metal band The Dykeness and makes an acting cameo as a chirpy porn star in Amazon Prime series The Grass is Always Grindr.

Press and Acolades

"With a great energy and a surreal vibe, Docksey is very funny - on the face of it her set is full of quirky humour and off-beat anecdotes but underneath she addresses important issues of gender and sexual politics" - The F-Word

★★★★ “Joy and bewilderment in equal measure” - The Skinny

★★★★ “Siân Docksey seems to have got her weird in order” - Funny Women

★★★★ “Really quirky, funny and charming” - Audience Club

Flat-out hilarious” - The Wee Review

"Unalloyed joy & full of impish verve" - Chortle

Featured in The Telegraph’s Funniest One-Liners of The Edinburgh Fringe

Praise for Swan:

“An eclectic portrait of British cinema's bright, diverse future... The pick of the first volume is almost certainly ‘Swan’… a smartly comic political allegory with a killer punch-line”

★★★★★ The Upcoming  ★★★★ The Evening Standard  ★★★★ The Guardian  ★★★★ The Times  ★★★★ Vulturehound ★★★★ Time Out

“A brilliant, subtle and multi-faceted group of timely shorts… Highlights include Siân Docksey and Sophie King’s ‘Swan’, a funny slice of satire”
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