Jessica Fostekew

Comedian Profile

Jess hit the stand up circuit in early 2008 like a thunderbolt of joy!

TV & Radio: Stephen K Amos’ Radio 4 Show, BBC 1 Weekend Breakfast as comedy correspondent

WRITING: Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up for the Week’ & BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’

Regular 20s+ for The Stand (closing at weekends), Late and Live, Up The Creek, BBC
Presents, CKP, Hilarity Bites, ED Comedy, Comedy Tree, Crack Comedy and tonnes
of others.

Jess’ debut Edinburgh solo show went up to the Gilded Balloon in 2011. It got lots of lovely press and awards, here are a few:

“Intensely Funny…Fireball of Fun” – Timeout

“This show will be another boon to her career” – The Independent

“I would recommend not waiting long to see her” – Edinburgh Festivals

“Really all about the jokes, and she doesn’t embark on a path unless there’s a funny at the end
of it, and ideally a few smaller ones along the way too. She also has a winning delivery,
adept at misdirection, and speaks with the confident cadence that instinctively matches the
rhythm of a joke… stand-up you might expect from a much more experienced performer” – Steve
Bennett, Chortle