Siân Docksey is a British-Belgian pole dancing comedian. Her unique combination of stand-up and pole dancing breezes through big political ideas and existential dread with cheerful surrealism, razor-sharp punchlines and queer feminist zing.

Siân’s pole comedy hour Pole Yourself Together! debuted to rave reviews at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Obsessed with how pole dancing can bring about positive change, Siân created and co-hosts the podcast Pole the Other One!

A BBC New Comedy Award nominee, Siân performs her pole comedy across the UK appearing at events and festivals – all booking enquiries here. Siân is also a regular co-host at the cult experimental comedy night Alternative Comedy Memorial Society.


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 Wales, BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and BBC Radio 1. Her theatre writing has been shortlisted for multiple awards including the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Prize.

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.)

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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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