No fear, no frills | Disability | The Guardian

There is an awkward silence as the 400-strong audience at the Komedia comedy club in Brighton watch Liz Carr make her way up a ramp at the side of the stage. Carr, the last of 12 stand-up comedians to take the stage, knows her entrance in a wheelchair is the cause of the tension, but she soon brings the house down with a cocktail of caustic observational gags about disability and sexuality.

After a couple of years working in stand-up comedy, Carr is accustomed to bizarre audience reactions, especially, she says, because she uses words such as “crip” and [...]

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