Selected Gigs

25/01/2020//LOL Comedy//Ilfracombe//


14/02/2020//Kick Back Comedy//Boileroom//Guildford//


20/02/2020//Stand-up Comedy Nights//Sleaford//

21 & 22/02/2020//Last Laugh//City Hall//Sheffield//

07/03/2020//Kick Back Comedy//Boileroom//Guildford//


21/03/2020//Kick Back Comedy//Boileroom//Guildford//

Riffing with the audience//Backyard Comedy

  • Winner of both The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, and Funny Women Comedy Award, Debra-Jane has appeared BBC’s 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and on Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live, and as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

  • Debra performs up and down the country with her Northern no-nonsense take on the world, gaining accolades wherever she goes. 

  • “Debra-Jane Appelby stole the show at The Stand” The Scotsman

  • intelligent and original”, Leicester Mercury

  • “brilliant”, Scotsgay Magazine

  • “a warm, charismatic standup”, The List, Edinburgh

  • “razor sharp, never misses a beat”, ScotsGay

  • “has won a stack of awards. Go see why”, ScotsGay

  • “Her strength is in performance, confident, punchy “,

  • “had that magical spontaneous quality to her comedy, delivering piss funny material with all the charisma of a Peter Kay. She has true funny bones and oozed laughs from her every line and her every look – one to keep a close eye on in our never ending search for comedy stars of tomorrow”, Shane Allen, Commissioning Editor of Comedy at Channel 4

  • “Debra-Jane Appelby made her triumphant return to Keighley and absolutely demolished The Cricketers Arms with her headline set. One of the best closers we’ve had. A great headline set with some razor sharp banter mixed in with the material.”, Chris Broker

  • “Hands down the funniest female comedian I have ever seen. A no-nonsense Yorkshire lass, Debra climbed on to the stage and was blunt and unapologetic in her approach from the offset. I would even go as far to say that Debra, along with Richard Herring, is one of my favourite comedy acts out of those who have climbed the Circle stage since Final Friday began a year ago”, Worksop Guardian

  • “Debra Jane Appelby stole the show at The Stand with her mercilessly bad tempered take on why the youth of today are rubbish, why the middle classes are rubbish and how best to go about looting an Argos. There is something of the comprehensive school hockey coach about Appelby, a whiff of not being afraid to get muddy. This brusque straightforwardness in her persona gives the sometimes sarcastic, sometimes surreal social commentary she delivers a certain brutality that makes it all the more funny.”, Scotsman

  • “Debra Jane Appelby was on top form, chatting with the crowd and working the room”, Leighton Buzzard Observer

  • “Highlight from Howlers included Debra-Jane Appelby, who is one of the funniest female comics I have ever seen! Talking about her roots, her family, the riots and youth today she had the audience in her hand for the entirety of her short set, ending on a joke about her being called ‘Bat-nan’… I’m not giving anything else away, go see her now!”, The Mag

  • “the very assured Debra-Jane Appleby, whose wicked take on modern life rates a full 12-tog and allowed us to nestle in duck-down”,

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