Annette Fagon is a loud and engaging comic newcomer, making fast progress on the UK comedy circuit. Growing up as that rare thing in the midlands of the 1980s, the daughter of a Jamaican newsagent mother, has clearly left its mark.
Despite years of child drama classes and theatre performances, Annette frustrated her mother by spending 6 years at university, leaving without a degree, and returning to work there for a further 2 years.
After a variety of odd jobs - disability support worker, theatre house manager, comedy club waitress - Annette took up an odder job, in stand up comedy 3 years ago.
Currently talking about everything from hoodies and mobile phone habits to Beyonce's mental state, she has made rapid progress on the comedy circuit, appearing at theatres such as Nottingham Playhouse and comedy clubs.
Annette's early comedy stand-up efforts have quickly created a buzz that led to a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 2006 BECA Awards and Midlands Stand Up Runner up 2007 There's more to come.
''With this sort of retro observational comedy, she's just like Peter Kay would be - well, if he were female, black and from Leicester'' CHORTLE