Ava Vidal is a comedian who has appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week and Let’s Dance For Comic Relief.
It’s hardly been a conventional career path. She had her first child as a single Mum of 18, then worked for five years as a prison guard at HMP Pentonville, where she says dealing with the inmates provided the ultimate training for dealing with hecklers. She was inspired to try comedy after watching a Chris Rock performance.
Never one to hold back where injustice is concerned, Ava’s spoken out against homophobia, trolling and welfare reform and, as a passionate football fan, she’s a patron of charity Show Racism The Red Card.
Will she meet her match on Free Speech?