Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White

Stand-up Comedian, Writer & Podcast Host

Synopsis

After recounting her unconventional life on the comedy stage and becoming a skill improv performer, Deborah is the host of both the Global Pillage and Guilty Feminist podcasts (she’s also the author of The Guilty Feminist: From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies.)

Biography

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian, writer, presenter and coach best known for as the co-creator and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast.

Adopted at ten days old, Deborah was raised in Australia, became a Jehovah's Witness as a teenager, left her religion and family to come to London with a one way ticket. She has worked as an interpreter in both sign language and Japanese, read English at Oxford, and has lived in a number of countries including America and Israel. This unconventional life has informed much of her comedy, along with her skill as an improviser.

As well as staging improvised comedy shows and teaching the principles of improvised comedy, Deborah’s Spontaneity Shop evolved into a corporate workshop, teaching advertising executives, bankers, lawyers, charity workers and many others how to give better presentations, network with ease, be more charismatic leaders or be more inspiring and creative.

Away from the performing stage, Deborah and fellow comedian Sofie Hagen founded the popular Guilty Feminist podcast, a live show in which hosts and guests discuss their views on feminism, and the moments that they catch themselves being less than ideal feminists. Deborah has also written the book, The Guilty Feminist: From our noble goals to our worst hypocrisies, and also hosts the Global Pillage podcast.

Deborah continues to perform at comedy clubs and festivals around the world. Her breakthrough show How To Get Almost Anyone To Want To Sleep With You has been seen at the Edinburgh Festival, Latitude, Adelaide, Melbourne, New York.

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