Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is the UK’s premier baby friendly comedy club! We provide soft flooring, toys, buggy parking and baby changing at all of our venues so that your baby is happy and you can relax and be entertained by the funniest comedy stars in the UK!

our story

Bring Your Own Baby comedy was ‘conceived’ over a glass of wine, as best buddies and professional comedians Carly Smallman (star of ITV and BBC) and Alyssa Kyria (comedy actress extraordinaire) were discussing the world of comedy, motherhood.

Mum of one, Alyssa, who suffered with post natal depression after the birth of her daughter, was recounting how nervous she felt about going out with her baby and how she really needed a good old laugh! Would there be good facilities for a little one? Would people judge her for whipping out a boob… or a bum? (Her baby’s thankfully!).

So these two funny ladies got together and created Bring Your Own Baby Comedy! An afternoon of amazing comedy, where men, women and babies can relax and have a good laugh at the best comedians on the UK comedy circuit, without paying for childcare!

meet the team…

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Carly Smallman

Co-Director BYOBaby Comedy

Carly Smallman sings funny songs. She was born in 1985, but didn’t begin performing stand-up comedy until 2009. Her unique blend of outrageous impropriety and adorable sincerity has established her as a firm favourite on the comedy circuit. She has played at some fabulous venues, from major weekend comedy clubs, to arts centres, to the Hammersmith Apollo to her living room!

Some people said some nice things:

Smallman already has the presence of a 20 year comedy veteran. Her delightful appearance and cheery persona juxtaposed with wonderfully filthy songs make her the most exciting female act in the country right now.

GQ Magazine

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Alyssa Kyria

Co-Director BYOBaby Comedy

Alyssa is character comic best known for her alter ego Ariadne the Greek WAG. Alyssa was voted thelondonpaper’s top ten funniest people in London and has hosted and performed at fabulous gigs such as The Comedy Store, Showtime @ Café De Paris, The Aeronaut and many more. She has written for BBC rado and television and also performs (and blogs) in many silly guises as The Funny Mummy.

Some people said some nice things:

* * * * Metro, The List, One4Review

Ariadne the Greek WAG was sensational        Daily Mirror

Ariadne is self obsession in a mini skirt – played with deadpan mastery…more entertaining than 1000 issues of Heat Magazine!

* * * * Metro

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Christine Carrington

PR Goddess

Christine Carrington, otherwise known as Alyssa’s Mum, is the PR machine in BYOBaby’s corner. Christine has had an illustrious career in recruitment and sales, and was known by all to be able to ‘sell ice to the eskimos’.

Christine thought she was going to be able to retire in peace, but instead volunteered to help spread the word about BYOBaby..and she is doing a phenomenal job! Thanks to Chris, we are now featured in ‘Baby London’, ‘Juno’, ‘Richmond and Twickenham Times’, to name but a few. Both Christine and Alyssa’s ‘Super Step Dad’ Tony also look after Lola when Alyssa runs the shows, as well as help source all of the toys and play mats.  They are a huge part of the BYOBaby Team!

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Janice Smallman

Buggy Mistress

Janice Smallman, otherwise known as Carly’s Mum,  lovingly watches your buggies (and sometimes your sleeping babies!) at our Beckenham shows, and our guests love that she there to keep their buggies safe during the show!

Janice has had an illustrious career in acting and she runs her own successful company : Drama Lab. She is a proud Mamma to Carly and Lucy, and a legend of a Nanna to Chaya. We are lucky to have the fabulous Janice in the BYOBaby family!

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Jen Brister

MC at BYOB Brighton…

Mum of twins Jen is a stand-up comic, writer and comedy actor. A regular performer on the UK and international circuit, she has also written for BBC Scotland and presented for BBC 6Music.

Some people said some nice things:

Outrageously funny
Metro

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Ria Lina

MC at BYOB Holborn…

Comic and Mum, Ria Lina, has been entertaining both UK and international audiences with her dry wit hilarious songs for over 10 years. A versatile performer she can as easily MC as headline, and has been seen at clubs at clubs such as Glee, The Stand, Frog & Bucket, Comedy Store, 99 Club and Jongleurs.

Some people said some nice things:

Very funny
The Scotsman

More team members coming soon!

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