There has been a late change to the opening act for this week’s Rolling in the Aisles comedy club night… Unfortunately Ria Lina cannot now make it but….some exciting news….her replacement is Ava Vidal.
A cool and composed performer Ava has an intriguing past. She was a teenage mum, who for five years earned a living as a prison officer at Pentonville prison before turning to stand-up, a move inspired by watching Chris Rock.
Juggling motherhood with a hectic schedule of club dates and TV appearances, both as a comedian and a commentator Ava has become a regular presence on television since she turned heads as the BBC New Comedy Awards’ only female finalist in the very first year of her career. She has appeared on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up, Edinburgh and Beyond and C4 reality show Kings of Comedy and was the subject of the documentary From the Top, detailing her background and development as a comedian.
As a commentator, she has also contributed to The Wright Stuff, Daybreak, ITN News and BBC World Have Your Say. In addition she has written for The Independent and The Guardian, and has used racist abuse directed at her as fuel for her acclaimed solo stand-up show.
Holding the proceedings together at all of these events is Kettering Arts Centre’s own home-grown genial compere, Nick Wills.
Tickets for this and other events are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering. By post including an SAE to Jaime Ferreira at 4 Litchfield Close, Kettering NN16 9BS (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”).