WHO’S THIS THEN



Siân Docksey is a British-Belgian comedian, writer and pole dance artist. Her work uses surrealism to make cheerfully weird comedy from political and personal dread. 

Siân was nominated for the BBC New Comedy Award, most recently seen on BBC 3 and co-hosts London’s Alternative Comedy Memorial Society. Her live shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and festivals across the UK have been praised for her fearlessly inventive mix of stand-up and dreamlike absurdism: from turning herself into a lemon to hosting a psychedelic trip through the mind of an octopus. 

After learning to pole dance mostly by accident, Siân started combining pole with comedy in 2022. Her podcast Pole the Other One! chats to pole dancers about creativity, activism, sexuality, work and identity.


Writing


Siân’s first short film Swan starring Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy and The Office’s Sally Bretton is available to watch on Amazon Prime, BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema. Her 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 4 Extra’s Newsjack and BBC Radio 1.

Currently Siân has a number of scripted projects in development for television and film. Her theatre writing has been shortlisted for multiple awards including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Prize.




Arty Queer Fun


Siân has been a guest lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art on Absurdism, Queerness and Political Comedy, where she developed her signature workshop on using surrealism to make big political ideas accessible and fun. She is a Creative Fellow of Arts & Culture University of Exeter where she bullied Very Serious Academics into singing about gay frogs on Zoom. 

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) and an 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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