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The Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy society who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century.

The Cambridge Footlights Admin Committee 2021-22
President: Adédàmọ́lá Láoyè (he/him)
Secretary: Maria Pointer (she/her)
Treasurer: Ayush Prasad (he/him)
Smokers officer: Jonathan Neary (he/they) & Sophie Stemmons (she/her)
Online content and Archivist: Claire Lee Shenfield (she/her)
Social Secretary: Izzie Harding-Perrott (she/her)
Workshops: Libby Thornton (she/her)
Outreach: Chakira Alin (she/her)
Gigs Officer: Manon Lever (she/her)
Technicians' Rep: Derek Penny (they/them/he/him)

Footlights Members 2021-2022

Mojola Akinyemi (she/her), Chakira Alin (she/her), Robbie Boyd (he/they), Andrew Buchan (he/him), Fatima Eshani (she/her), Isaac Kean (he/him), Maddie London (she/her), Jonathan Neary (he/they), Clancy Peiris Jr (he/him), Ayush Prasad (he/him), Maria Pointer (she/her), Claire Lee Shenfield (she/her), Emily Symington (she/her)

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    Contact or before 26th Oct 2021 17:00 for more details.

    You can also see all events that have been put on by this society.

    The Cambridge Footlights 18:51 on 11th March Twitter

    Thank you to Kristian from @justaddmilkJAM and Oliver for an amazing and informative Q+A on getting an agent! 💛💡

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:03 on 2nd March Twitter

    ✨💡Don’t miss our disabled students’ smoker premiering tonight on the @adctheatre’s YouTube! 💡✨

    The Cambridge Footlights 11:51 on 22nd February Twitter

    Keep your eyes peeled for when this is uploaded to @BFIFilmAcademy 's YouTube - SUCH a great event with @HannahMGeorge about making it as a comedy writer!…

    The Cambridge Footlights 11:48 on 22nd February Twitter

    💡Our graduating members have been working SO hard on their graduating showcase 'Are you sitting comfortably?' despite c*vid's best efforts - the show must go on!
    Check out our trailer below! 💡

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:17 on 15th December Twitter

    ✨🎁 Tonight at 9PM is our Christmas Smoker! 🎁✨
    Check out our teaser below to see some of the amazing talent in our line up tonight!
    With plenty of ha ha has and ho ho hos to be had, what better way is there to end your term? 🤩 via @FacebookWatch

    The Cambridge Footlights 09:48 on 17th November Twitter

    🌟Tune in TONIGHT at 9pm for our second Freshers’ Smoker! 🌟
    Come and check out the new talent on the comedy scene and tune in for some sketches, stand-up, character bits and song to brighten your lockdown 💛
    We can’t wait.
    #cambridgefootlights #studenttheatre #studentcomedy

    The Cambridge Footlights 19:57 on 4th October Twitter

    🤩⚡️ Hello Freshers!!! ⚡️🤩
    We are so excited to welcome you into the world of Cambridge comedy! Catch us at the CUSU Freshers Fair 10-4 this Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th 💛

    Watch the video below for all you need to know… via @FacebookWatch

    The Cambridge Footlights 16:18 on 13th August Twitter

    On Saturday we have teamed up with the Yale comedy soc ‘Red Hot Poker’ to put together a smoker with the best of both societies! Tune in at 9pm - we can’t wait!

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:39 on 3rd August Twitter

    One of our Smokers' Officers Adedamaola Laoye is hosting the Wolfson Howler tonight, which is LIVE, featuring our President Jade Franks! Tune in for some fresh comedy 💡⚡️💡⚡️…

    The Cambridge Footlights 12:11 on 28th June Twitter

    We are so excited to be performing as part of the May Week Mega event with Footlights old and new, including Emma Thompson! Come and tune in for your May Week fix and to support some amazing causes! Tune in TONIGHT!🤩🤩🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 21:15 on 24th June Twitter

    EPISODE 4 of our online smokers is LIVE! 🤩🤩🤩
    Head over to our YouTube tonight 💡⚡️

    The Cambridge Footlights 12:54 on 18th June Twitter

    In addition to our initial statement regarding BLM, we have created an anonymous feedback form for Black and BME students to talk about their experiences in confidence and suggest anything to us, in order to form new concrete outreach strategies.…

    The Cambridge Footlights 18:47 on 3rd June Twitter

    We have attached our statement and a list of resources for ways we can act meaningfully to help #blacklivesmatter, with ways to donate, sign petitions and educate ourselves, including how to make a difference in Cambridge and black comedians to support…

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:31 on 2nd June Twitter

    In solidarity with black out Tuesday and the Black Lives Matter movement, tonight’s performance of our stand-up showcase has been postponed. Racism has no place in society and we stand with black communities in the UK and abroad against the injustices (1)

    The Cambridge Footlights 19:25 on 26th May Twitter

    We’ve got even more amazing comedy coming your way tonight at 9pm with EPISODE 3 of our ONLINE SMOKERS! 😮 Head over to to join us live

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:38 on 18th May Twitter

    Our performers are ready, are you?
    Tune in to our second stand-up showcase over on the @adctheatre YouTube page TOMORROW at 9pm - we can’t wait 🤩🥳🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 17:24 on 12th May Twitter

    Tune in at 9pm TONIGHT for our second ever virtual smoker with @adctheatre over on their YouTube page - come and check out our amazing comedians and watch some hilarious, FREE comedy!!🤩🤩🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 16:01 on 5th May Twitter

    9pm TONIGHT you can enjoy graduating Footlights’ best standup for FREE! 💙🎤💜 Don’t miss out 🤩

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:20 on 28th April Twitter

    🌟TONIGHT🌟 we make footlights history with our very first ONLINE SMOKER! 9PM on for sketches, stand-up and more! 💻⚡️💙

    The Cambridge Footlights 20:09 on 28th March Twitter

    🌟 ONLINE THEATRE 🌟 is coming to the Cam Student community! Click to see how YOU can submit online comedy content!💡💻🎙…

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:46 on 15th March Twitter

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, sadly, we have decided that tonight's performance of 'Footlights at The Arts Theatre' @camartstheatre will not go ahead. We are very sorry for all inconvenience💡 - please see the Arts Theatre full official statement below:

    The Cambridge Footlights 21:04 on 1st March Twitter

    🌟 ATTENTION STUDENT COMICS 🌟 Applications for 2020/2021 membership are OPEN: all the info is here!…

    The Cambridge Footlights 23:15 on 20th February Twitter

    Thanks Paula! We’re so glad you had fun 💛❤️💙…

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:33 on 4th February Twitter

    TONIGHT! ✨ Grab tickets for our Smoker Night: fresh new comedy at 11pm @adctheatre… 🎤🌟

    The Cambridge Footlights 15:29 on 4th February Twitter

    Thanks Stephen! We’re so glad you enjoyed 🐟🧠 ✨…

    The Cambridge Footlights 14:14 on 6th October Twitter

    New university year, New Footlights Look! We are so excited to reveal our updated logo [designed by Amaya Holman] 💡🌟

    The Cambridge Footlights 14:01 on 6th October Twitter

    New university year, New Footlights Look! We are so excited to reveal our updated logo [designed by Amaya Homan] 💡🌟💡🌟


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    Past shows

    See all the shows this society has been previously involved in at the society history page.