When actress and comedienne Alyssa Kyria became a Mum, she found it hard, really hard. She struggled with no sleep, she felt isolated and like she was getting everything wrong. Then one day Alyssa stepped onto the stage, and told a joke about ‘baby-led weaning’ (it didn’t work for us, Lola sat in front of that leg of lamb for hours’). Everyone laughed, she laughed, even though she’d been crying about her daughter ‘not eating enough’ just hours before – and ‘The Funny Mummy’ was born! Alyssa is now on a mission to spread laughs and truths about parenting to the world, and to lift the spirits of anyone else who feels rubbish for ‘doing it wrong’!
This show has been designed with parents in mind: written and performed by Alyssa herself, who is not only a parent but is also the co-founder of ‘Bring Your Own Baby Comedy’, the UK’s number one parent and baby comedy company. Alyssa has performed comedy to thousands of parents across the country including the West End, and says “most parents want to feel like it’s not just them that has no idea what they are doing” and it isn’t! Children don’t come with a manual, we are all winging it”. Alyssa’s comedy music videos, and sketches have gone viral on Netmums and Facebook and she has starred on BBC, ITV and SKY.
This show is for parents with children of all ages, and includes jokes and songs about everything from pregnancy to playdates, whatsapp groups to school runs (spoiler alert: you’ll never be able to listen to ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ in the same way again!). The Funny Mummy show is on tour and has been selling out at venues across the country, and having an incredible reaction from audiences: Charlotte from Woolwich fell off her chair laughing at a show recently: she managed to save her crisps from the fall: winning! If you’re a parent, and you need a laugh, then this show is for you!
Friday 2nd December: 12.30pm (baby friendly show – babies under 15 months welcome) and 7.30pm (adults only)
Chelmsford Theatre, CM1 1JG
Tickets: £11 – 12.30pm show: babies get the laughs for free)
£13 – 7.30pm show