Rosie Jones


Rosie is a researcher, writer and stand-up comedian who has written for, and appeared in, some of the biggest comedy panel shows on television. 

Rosie attributes her humour to a lifetime of working around other people’s awkwardness about disability: she evolved a sharp wit as jokes put people at ease. Ataxic cerebral palsy makes Rosie’s speech slower than most people’s. Working with this, she has developed a clinical precision for setting up punchlines – then subverting expectations for an even bigger laugh.

In 2015 Rosie took a screenwriting class and began performing stand-up. Within a year she reached the final of the Funny Women Awards and began writing for The Last Leg’s Rio Paralympics coverage. In 2017 Rosie first began appearing on The Last Leg too, including as a roving reporter examining benefits assessments.

Rosie says: “Growing up, I didn’t really see disability represented in the media often, and it got me down. I didn’t feel valid. I love my job now because I can now go onstage and on TV and say, ‘I’m Rosie, I may have slow speech, I may have a wobble to my walk, but I am here, I have a voice and I am valid’. It’s so important to embrace all kinds of diversity in the media, and it’s so great to be part of this change.”

Rosie took comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and 2018. Last year she also made her acting debut in Silent Witness. Rosie has researched and written for Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule, Would I Lie to You? and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. This year she is appeared on 8 out of 10 Cats, Hypothetical and The Guilty Feminist Podcast, and spoke at the Women of the World Festival. She is currently co-writing a sitcom.