Past

“Debs Gatenby is a genius and one of the most hilarious tragedies I’ve ever laughed at. Go see her show. I did and I’ve got the tear stains to prove it!”
Justin Bond, KIKI of the legendary KIKI and HERB, 
Actor and Tony nominated performance artist

Show Reel viewable below:

Fucked Up Club at Duckie: “If you  can’t get what you want…stop fucking wanting it.”

Download full CV here

Stand-up 2003 – 2012

Binge Thinking / Debs Gatenby is Hysterical

  • Queer Contact
  • Finalist: Babycham Funny Women’s Competition.
  • Compere & regular performer, Laughing Cows, Manchester.
  • Support to Alan Carr Slug and Lettuce, Manchester.
  • Solo Stand-up, Amy Lame’s Pom Pom International, Various Venues.
  • Duckie, London.
  • Cabaret Heaven, Hebden Bridge.
  • Edinburgh Fringe.

The Twinkle Years 1995 – 1999
a clubby airhead, a parody of the cool queer culture of the 90s

  • “Fame Cost’s. The Traverse. Edinburgh Fringe 96.
  • First ever performer at Duckie with Tina C. Vauxhall Tavern, London.
  • Tina C’s Comedy club Screamers. Soho. London.
  • Graham Norton. Madam Jojo’s. London.
  • Tina C. Komedia. Brighton.
  • Amy Lame. Cafe de Paris. London.
  • Solo Show. Queer Up North. “Twinkle is trashed” Greenroom. Manchester.
  • Amy Lame’s Show. BBC Radio. London.
  • Gay Sweatshop. Caberet Show. Lyceum. Sheffield.
  • Divine David’s “Viva Apathy” Various London Clubs.
  • Women’s Comedy Night. Wow Bar. London.
  • London Pride. Cabaret Stage. 97
  • Host. Caberet Stage. Mardi Gras. Manchester.
  • Set up Comedy Club GAG as part of Queer Up North.
  • Divine David. Transmission. Manchester.
  • Angel Valentine. “Fame Cost’s”. Queer Up North. Greenroom. Manchester.

Theatre

Mind and Body Conference, Leeds, April 2013

Guest speaker, performing excerpt from Hi, Anxiety

Hi, Anxiety, Contact Theatre February 2013Shortcuts promo

Work in progress delivered as part of Shortcuts Queer Festival.

See: The Good Review

TedX Bradford, December 2012

Delivered excerpt from Hi, Anxietytedx bradford

See: tedxbradford.com/thespacebetween

The Door Bitches, Mint Festival, September 2012 mint festival

Street theatre, Fettle of Kitch Company

Flying Solo Finalist, Contact Theatre, February 2012

Opportunity to develop pitch for one woman show

National Express, Contact Theatre 2008 & 2011

The first performance was in 2008. It was then re-commissioned for the Re:Play Festival at the Contact Theatre in January 2011.

Reviews of the 2011 production can be found here:

Public Reviews

What’s On Stage

Working Man’s Club, Latitude Festival 2010

Supporting artist in Christopher Green’s installation

TV…..Presenting and Extra work

  • Presenter, As Twinkle, The Village, Channel 4 Production.
  • Presenter, As Twinkle, The Street. Polari Productions, Channel 4
  • Solo Stand-Up Showcase for new comics.
  • Funny Women Channel 4.
  • Regular performer Pyjama Party with Katie Puckric, Granada TV.
  • Cracker, extra
  • Prime Suspect, extra
  • Emmerdale Farm, extra
  • Coronation St, extra
  • Brookside, extra
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