Author Archives: cometorachel

About cometorachel

I am a stand-up comedian and writer who has had hemiplegia, a rare-ish form of cerebral palsy which affects one side of the body (in my case the right) since birth. I also have curvature of the spine. I speak German, Spanish and Italian just about fluently, French badly, and am currently learning Portuguese. I have been a vegetarian for many years. I am on Facebook at and Twitter at

My latest poem – Angel

ANGEL Skippy baby boy You’re a wee angel I wish you looked like an angel So you’d have a chance in your football career Instead of just being a cover player Advertisements

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Hemi Story Part 1 – My right leg

WARNING – THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DESCRIPTION OF PROLONGED TECHNICOLOR YAWNING My right leg is the part of my body that is probably most affected by hemiplegia. It’s a bit shorter than my left leg, though I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Christmas and my 44th

I got lovely presents for Christmas – salted caramels with edible glitter, two books (Gervase Phinn’s The Other Side Of The Dale and the Alan Partridge book I, Partridge) and £30. I had a trio-of-mushrooms parcel for Xmas dinner, with … Continue reading

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My latest poem – Mayhem

MAYHEM Strong and stable Strong and stable Strong and stable Please shut up.

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Bi Visibility Day 2017


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Don’t vote Tory

Please, I beg you … DON’T VOTE FOR THE TORIES! (And it would be funny to see Tony Blair’s face if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.)

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In the same way as when many people see a celebrity’s name trending on Twitter they assume that celebrity’s died, I now assume, when I see an unfamiliar word trending (and I of course speak German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese), … Continue reading

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