DISABLED CANTS

A revolving lineup of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We’re not brave, we’re not inspiring, we’re just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays. Hosted by comedians Benny Shakes, who ‘keeps the audience animated and energetic’ (Liam O’Dell), and Mark Nicholas, ‘The autistic Dave Grohl’ (Sam Rhodes).

Champion of the ND Review Disabled Champions Awards 2023, he earned this prestigious accolade for his unwavering commitment to supporting fellow disabled comedians. During his time in Edinburgh, his focus was consistently on uplifting others, exemplified by his dedicated efforts with Disabled Cants—a platform that showcases the finest emerging disabled talent across England. Looking ahead, Benny primary objective for 2024 is to embark on a nationwide tour, seeking collaboration with promoters to spotlight local talent in various regions.

For additional details, please reach out to Benny at the following contact information: bennyshakes.cp@gmail.com

Exciting news! We’ve successfully booked our first private comedy gig at a respite center in Essex on March 28. After recognizing the desire for more accessible comedy events within the disabled community, we decided to proactively reach out to respite centers across England. This exclusive event promises a day filled with joy, featuring special performances and activities tailored for a private audience. While this gig is invitation-only, we’re keeping the excitement alive and the possibilities open for future accessible events. Stay tuned, and we look forward to bringing more laughter to those who need it most!

Welcome to Leicester Comedy Festival’s Inclusive Comedy Nights!

We had an incredible time at the Leicester Comedy Festival, especially as we took a unique approach by hosting disabled nights in two different venues. The response was beyond our expectations, and every show left us amazed.

What made our experience truly special was the opportunity to showcase the best up-and-coming comedians. Working alongside Mark, we aimed to create an inclusive platform that not only entertained but also celebrated diversity in comedy.

We are thrilled to announce our commitment to extending this initiative beyond Leicester. If you’re interested in having a disabled night in your area, we want to hear from you! Our goal is to organize amazing gigs across England, bringing together the disabled community for a night of laughter, connection, and celebration.

Join us on this journey as we continue to break barriers and create memorable experiences. Contact us to collaborate or suggest locations – together, let’s make comedy more inclusive and spread the joy of laughter far and wide!

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