Francesca Martinez is an English comedian, writer, and actress. Additionally, she is famous for having many sell-out shows, including Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and many more. As of 2020, Francesca is working on her first play for the National Theater.

Disability: Suffering from Cerebral Palsy

The bitter truth, Francesca has Cerebral Palsy but prefers to call herself “wobbly.” In particular, Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that directly affects muscle Coordination. 

Does Francesca Martinez Have Husband?

Yes! You read that right. The famous English comedian and writer Francesca is in a relationship with Kevin Hely. The couple currently resides in London.  

Francesca Martinez with her boyfriend
Francesca Martinez with her boyfriend, Source: Francesca Martinez

In the interview with the journalist Jessica Salter of Telegraph, she revealed how she met her boyfriend. In the interview, she said: 

 “I’d always thought my perfect man was a poor Irish poet, and about six years ago my friend who lives in Dublin said she knew someone. She threw a party to set me up with Kev. 

In the same interview, she added: 

“As soon as he opened his mouth I thought, yeah that’ll do, I could wake up to that every morning. I knew instantly, and so did he, that this was it. He bought me this mug (pictured) as a moving-in present – it’s a wobbly mug, like me.

Who is Kevin Hely? 

Apart from being the boyfriend of Francesca Martinez, Kevin Hely is famous as an actor who is famous for his work in movies such as I Went Down (1997) and Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (1998), and Saltwater (2000). 

Francesca Martinez's boyfriend, Kevin
Francesca Martinez’s boyfriend, Kevin, Source: lbmactors

Kevin was also part of the one-person show, “The Rose of Jericho,” written by Francesca’s father.

Net Worth and Salary

As of 2020, Francesca’s net worth is still under review. However, some source claims her net worth to be $1 Million.

On the other hand, a job circuit comedian earns around £1,200 a week, while a run-of-the-mill comedian can make between £180-and £240 in England. 

Likewise, a panel show appearance for the comedian will allow them to earn £2,000 in the city. Furthermore, A mid-level comedian could anticipate making between £70,000 to £ 100,000 as a salary.  

Professional Career

In 2000, Martinez was the first female comedian to win the prestigious Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Additionally, she was one of the 50 funniest performers in British comedy in The Observer in 2003.

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Additionally, she is famous for having many sell-out shows, including Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and many more.

On the other hand, She has organized many shows for charity along with the artists such as Frankie Boyle, Mark Steel, Robin Ince, Jo Brand, Johnny Vegas, Al Murray, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee, Jeremy Hardy, Lee Mack, Mark Thomas, Rhod Jones, and Rhodes Gilbert.

As a Campaigner

Martinez launched a War on Welfare campaign on 8 December 2012, which promised to get 100,000 supporters to sign a petition calling for an end to government cuts for disability benefits. The campaign was also used as an independent assessment of the government’s welfare changes.

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As a result, the campaign was able to attract 5,000 signatures in the first 48 hours and eventually, the target of 100,000 supporters was achieved on 30 November 2013.

In favor of disabled people, Martinez has challenged the government in numerous TV interviews, including Newsnight and This Week, and other TV appearances such as on Question Time.  

Awards and Honors

She won the Achiever of the Year Prize for Public Affairs in 2013. In April 2014, she was named to the BBC Women’s Hour power list as one of Britain’s most powerful women. 

She has also been nominated for the Woman of the Year Award 2014 by Red Magazine and the 2014 European Diversity Hero of the Year Award. 

Kevin Hely Partner
Raoul Martinez Brother