A locally born and educated comedienne who had millions of people glued to Question Time on BBC1 last night has received high praise from all over the country and beyond for her appearance in the show.
Bridlington’s Rosie Jones, who was educated at Headlands school, made a moving speech on BBC’s Question Time last night, leaving some members of audience in tears and social media buzzing.
Rosie spoke of how her life had improved due to the Disability Discrimination Act and how it has given her opportunities to further her career.
Said Rosie: “I had an education at a mainstream school, I went to university, I got a job and with my cerebral palsy have been a successful and independent human being and I am proud of who I am.”
“Disabled people are deliberately ignored because disabled people need more care and more money and as a disabled person, I’m not getting the care and support I need right now.”She added.
But Rosie, who was a guest on the show with Health Minister Matt Hancock, spoke of how she still gets abuse on a daily basis.
“Saying that, we’re 25 years on and whenever I walk in the street alone, I wear headphones because of how I walk and I talk, I get abuse on a daily basis.” Rosie added.
Rosie will be headlining a special online comedy gig next Sunday – 22nd November.
Refugee and migrant comedy collective No Direction Home return to the Southbank Centre with a special online event as part of the Inside Out series, headlined by Rosie Jones on Sunday 22 November, 8pm.
The stand-up comedy group mentored by award-winning comedian Tom Parry, return following their hugely popular summer Zoom gig for Refugee Week headlined by Nish Kumar, and hosted in partnership with the Southbank Centre.
Rosie Jones has appeared as a guest in TV shows including Live at the Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, 8 out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week. Jones completed two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her show Fifteen Minutes, and as a writer, she has worked on Netflix series Sex Education and has acted in TV programmes including Silent Witness.
The event is live-streamed exclusively for the Southbank Centre.
SCREENING | COMEDY | NO DIRECTION HOME
Sunday 22 November 2020, 8pm, live event on Zoom, for ages 16+, £5, this event is live captioned.
To book tickets please visit the Southbank Centre’s website