Jacob Edwards

About Jacob

Jacob Edwards is a multi-talented comedian, known as a versatile character stand-up, comic actor, TV host and comedy writer.

His television credits include ‘Drifters’ (Channel 4), ‘Porters’ (Dave), ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’ (BBC 1), ‘Fool Britannia’ (ITV), ‘10 O’Clock Live’ (Channel 4), ‘I Live with Models’ (Comedy Central) and ‘The IT Crowd’ (Channel 4).Jacob was a regular on the last series of ‘Live at the Electric’ (BBC 3), writing and performing as his own character creation Roger Showbusiness.

His film credits include ‘Burke and Hare’, where he was cast by director John Landis(‘The Blues Brothers’) to appear alongside Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis.

Jacob has fronted numerous commercial campaigns for major worldwide brands, recently appearing alongside George Clooney for Nespresso, he is also currently the face of First Direct bank in the UK.

His other commercial credits include Toyota, Virgin Atlantic, Heineken, Jaguar, Phillips, Square Space, Currys PC World, Cheerios, Oreo, Rowenta, AXA, Qualcomm, Maltesers, Secret Sales, Unibet, O2 and Capital FM among others.

He also appeared as Ed Miliband in the worldwide viral hit ‘Change the Tune’, a party political broadcast for the Green Party.

As himself, Jacob hosted ‘CTRL Freaks’ (London Live), a ground-breaking entertainment series where he took control of contestants’ lives through their social media feeds.

He has also hosted online series ‘Movie Mates’ for Orange and ‘Success TV’ for Nokia, and has appeared as a panelist on shows including ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ (Channel 5).

Jacob is a veteran of the West End stage and the Edinburgh Festival, performing in highly successful self-written shows at both the prestigious Pleasance Courtyard and Assembly Rooms.

The Skinny described his most recent solo Fringe show as ‘electrifying’ and ‘violently funny’ in a 5-star review, while Three Weeks called him ‘an urbane, moronic, hedonistic clown’ and ‘hilarious’. Chortle pointed out his ‘pure brilliance’ and ‘exceptional comic timing’, with Fest describing him as ‘gruesomely funny with uproarious results’.


PORTERS Dr Andrew Friend Dave Vadim Jean
THE IT CROWD Niall Talkback Thames Graham Lineham
DRIFTERS Concierge Fudge Park, E4 Al Campbell
I LIVE WITH MODELS Wardrobe Guy Rough Cut, Comedy Central Ben
CTRL FREAKS Host Nerd TV, London Live Tim Hancock
LETS DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF Television Producer Whizz Kid Entertainment Tom McKay
LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC Roger Showbusiness Avalon / BBC 3 Peter
FOOL BRITTANIA Wedding Planner ITV Studios Paul Young
10 O’ CLOCK LIVE Backbencher Zeppotron Tom McKay
THE IT CROWD Niall Talkback Thames Graham Linehan

HOME DELIVERY James Betsy Works Par Jonsson
THE CALLBACK QUEEN Sylvester Powertrip Productions Graham
BURKE AND HARE Holyrood Courtier Ealing Studios John Landis
CASTELLO The Marquis de Castello RSA Films Jonas Akerlund

FAUX LATINO SHOW PONY Various Roles Assembly Hall (Edinburgh Festival) Jacob Edwards
JACOB EDWARDS & OTHER DIFFICULT CHARACTERS Various Roles Residency at Up the Junction
THE SUNDAY DEFENSIVE: FURTHER COMPLICATIONS Himself Pleasance (Edinburgh Festival) Nick Collett
THE SUNDAY DEFENSIVE: FRIEND AND FOE Himself Pleasance (Edinburgh Festival) Nick Collett

FIRST DIRECT: APOLOGY Spokesman We Are Social John Hopkins
SQUARESPACE: MAKE IT STAND OUT Magician Biscuit / In-House Andreas Nilsson
ROWENTA: MESSY DOGS Husband Bandits Production / Publicis Conseil Chris Balmond
NESPRESSO: CHANGE NOTHING Handsome Man Moonwalk Films / McCann World Group Grant Heslov
THE GREEN PARTY: HARMONY Ed Miliband Acne Productions / Creature London Johnny Hopkins
E4: E4 WATCH Clive Dunk 4Creative / Channel 4, E4 Jim Hayton
TOTAL: QUARTZ Total Quartz Man Wanda Productions / Big Fish Keith Bearden
SECRET SALES Stephen Blink Productions / Lucky Generals Tom Kingsley

JAGUAR: I-PACE Henrik Missing Link Films / Spark 44 Alicia MacDonald
VIRGIN ATLANTIC Brother OPC / Anonymous Content Tim Godsall
CULTURAL HANGOVER Co-Host National Film and Television School David G. Croft
NOKIA: SUCCESS TV Series Host Bigballs Films / Wunderman Gav Rowe
ORANGE: MOVIE MATES Series Host Threefold / Mother London (Poke) Graham Baird