Comics 4 Adoption

Celebrate National Adoption Week with COMICS 4 ADOPTION, a unique comedy show that features 3 top UK comedians Gerry Kyei, Joy Carter and Rick Kiesewetter who have all been either adopted or fostered. They add laughter and joy whilst communicating their individual stories through some seriously funny comedy. National Adoption Week runs from 15th – 17th October and the theme is ‘the adopter’ – our comedians will explore family, race and identity and much much more.


Date: Wednesday 17th October

Venue: Metropolitan Pub, 60 Great Western Way, Westbourne Park, London, W11 1AB

Time: 8-10pm

Tickets: £5 online or £6 on the night all proceeds to but please do donate to the acts via a special bucket collection during the show – comedians need to be fed not just lines!

Comics 4 Adoption CoramBAAF charity Fundraiser

Comics 4 Adoption CoramBAAF charity Fundraiser

If you love comedy and a good laugh this event is for you as adoption and fostering affects a quarter of the UK population, back in 2013 in a UK nightclub I staged the first ever comics4adoption to a packed out audience including Admiral Lord West, Host Nick Ede (Mr match maker on TV)  and a host of adoption specialists and CEO’s, plus many comedy lovers and a few clubbers! Yep – we smashed it! And this year is going to be hotter.

watch a clip from the first show in 2013


Gerry Kyei -

‘Gerry K was fabulous – super entertainer and a lovely guy. We’re all still talking about the evening and remembering some of his jokes – very very funny’ – Proctor and Gamble

Joy Carter –

‘Fizzes with energy… quirky, sharply observed and reflective. Joy’s performance will have the audience in tears!’ Managing Partner, Bond Dickinson Jonathan Blair

Rick Kiesewetter –

“Kiesewetter has plenty of national stereotypes to play on, but he soon steers clear of nationality clichés to deliver punchy observational gags about the little things that annoy everyone.”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard


Social media info – please support us online and spread the joy!

@metropolitanw11  @GerryKcomic @RickKiesewetter @joycartershow ‪#Comics4adoption 


Seriously.. why use comedy? because comics are..

‘Experts at restructuring and reframing negative and tragic circumstances into humorous ones, comedians often accomplish on stage what therapists hope to accomplish in their offices. Those who seek an effective means of coping with and overcoming everything from minor life stressors to major tragedies would benefit from learning the way of the comedian’ Nichole Force, M.A Psychology 2011


Many thanks, please do contact us or Joy with any questions or if you are interested in booking any of the comedians for your event.

Joy is also an adoption speaker/media campaigner and has an hour show – Spot the Difference that fully explores her own amazing adoption story from Nigeria the UK

Joy Carter xx



Author: Joy Carter

Joy Carter CEO and founder of Adoption Arena. ‘Sharing Joy’ sees Joy write on the positives in this field. What can we learn? What is the government and society doing or not doing concerning adoption or fostering? Expect exclusive interviews and narrative. Read more

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