Clandestina was founded by Victoria Comedy & Jessie Pellizari in August 2021.

We began a small queer cabaret event: comedy, burlesque and music, on September 17th 2020 at the Apple Tree in Clerkenwell (London), with only 25 attendees in compliance with the social distancing rules at the time. It was sold out, we loved it, and the audience loved it. We moved to our second and last IRL event of the COVID season on October 22nd at Poster Haus in Stoke Newington. We had more tickets this time: 50, and again we sold out.

Then we went into total lockdown again, but we didn’t stop, we moved to zoom. Due to the limitations of the format, we thought that we would focus on comedy and that most of our lineup would be queer. We ran 6 online events, consistently selling between 60 to 90 tickets where we had performers such as Fern Brady, Sophie Duker, Laura Lexx, Charlie George, Shelf, etc.

With lockdown over in the UK, it was time to start putting shows in real life in August 2021, under a new brand: Clandestina. We have run 7 sold-out monthly shows at Kindred, a members club in Hammersmith.

In June 2022 we moved to Mama’s Shelter in Shoreditch.

Later that year, we moved to The Divine (formerly: The Glory) and the show started to feature Charlie George as the resident MC.

Victoria Comedy

Comedian, producer, and co-founder of Clandestina & Mamas Comedy.  

Winner of LGTBQ+ New Comedian of the Year 2022, Runner up of Funny Women 2023. As seen on The Guardian & Next Up.

Victoria is a lesbian Argentinian immigrant who came to the UK to steal jobs and women. Her comedy style is a dry dark mix of observations and one-liners.

“Absolutely brilliant. She delivers those jokes like a piece of beautiful Argentinian beef, no fat” – Zoe Lyons

“She is the Argentinian Katherine Ryan” – Stephen Bailey

Charlie George

Charlie is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer, who has been writing almost legibly without the help of Grammarly or a proper education since she was 16. She was chosen to feature in Charlie Brooker’s writer’s room for Cunk & Other Humans 2019, The BAFTA nominated AntiViral Wipe 2020 and Death to 2020 & 2021 for Netflix. She has written for 8 out of 10 cats, Hypothetical, Newsjack, The Now Show, Horrible Histories, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order & Kiri Pritchard-McLean’s new Radio 4 series Best Medicine. Not bad for a working-class, brown girl from Swindon who was raised as a devout Jehovah’s Witness & kicked out of home for her sexuality as a teenager!