Ava Vidal

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Ava Vidal
Ava Vidal at WOW Festival.jpg
Born 1976
Lambeth, London, England
Nationality British (of West Indian descent)
Occupation comedian
Website http://www.avavidal.co.uk

Ava Beverley Vidal (/ˈvə vɪˈdɑːl/; born 1976 in Lambeth, London)[1] is an English comedian. She has taken part in E4's Kings of Comedy. Her career in comedy began on the BBC's Urban Sketch Show.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Before her television career, Vidal worked as a prison officer for five years in London's Pentonville Prison.[citation needed]

Vidal appeared in 28 Acts in 28 Minutes and The Comic Side of 7 Days in 2005. She has also been involved in other BBC shows including The Last Laugh, The Sack Race and The Crouches. Vidal was a housemate in Kings of Comedy on E4, and Channel 4 made a documentary about her called From the Top, a half-hour show explaining her journey in comedy so far and how she became a comedian.

Vidal was on the line-up of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow in Swansea that aired on 27 June 2009,[3] BBC Radio 4's News Quiz in February and October 2010, and appeared four times on BBC Two's Mock the Week between 2011 and 2013.[4] In July 2012, she appeared on Is Football Racist? on BBC Three.

Vidal has three children, a son and two daughters.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Learning - From the Top". Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Explore". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 2005-03-16. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  3. ^ "One Programmes - Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Series 1, Swansea". BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-28. [link expired]
  4. ^ "BBC Two - Mock the Week, Series 12, Episode 4". BBC. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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