WHO’S THIS THEN


Siân Docksey is a British-Belgian pole dancing comedian. She is also a writer, director, creative coach and podcaster.



Combining her stand-up background with her passion for pole dancing, Siân’s unique mix of these art forms premiered to a sold out run at Camden People’s Theatre’s Festival of Feminism and won rave reviews at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Siân has been nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award, featured on BBC 3 and co-hosts London’s cult comedy night Alternative Comedy Memorial Society. She performs at festivals, gigs and events across the UK as a pole comic, stand-up and pole dance artist (all booking enquiries here.)

Obsessed with how pole dancing is a force for positive change, Siân created the podcast Pole the Other One! to interview pole dancers about everything from creativity and political activism to gender identity and business skills. She has written about pole dancing and mental health for The Independentand her projects combining pole dancing, comedy and activism have been featured in the Guardian.

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



Writing & Directing


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 Winner Sam Nicoresti’s show Cancel Anti-Wokeflake Snow Culture and collaborates with various writer-performers as a dramaturg: from stand-up comedians to queer feminist wrestlers. She loves to support other people’s projects through group workshops or one-on-one writing coaching - more information here.




Arts & Collaborations


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 led several LGBTQ+ 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 has previously been commissioned by Arts & Humanities Research Council to design comedy workshops engaging young LGBTQ+ people with climate activism. She is available as a guest speaker and creative consultant for projects including academic research, business and public engagement programmes.






Press & Accolades


“Siân Docksey is not performing stand-up comedy and pole dancing. She has actually created a brand new genre, and is doing something pretty genius in the way the two combine.” - LMAOnaise

"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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