Jacob Edwards is a British comedian, writer, comic actor and TV host. He has most recently appeared in the latest Nespresso campaign ‘Change Nothing’, alongside George Clooney.
Television & Film
Jacob is known as a regular on ‘Live at the Electric’ (BBC 3), performing as self-penned creation Roger Showbusiness throughout, and as the co-host of ‘CTRL Freaks’ (London Live), the ground-breaking hidden camera series where he took control of contestants’ lives through their social media feeds.
He has numerous TV credits to his name, including ‘Drifters’ (E4), ‘The IT Crowd’ (Channel 4), ‘Fool Britannia’ (ITV), ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’ (BBC 1), as well as regular appearances on both ‘10 O’Clock Live’ (Channel 4) and ‘Lee Kern’s Celebrity Bedlam’ (Channel 4).
Jacob has appeared in ‘I Live with Models’ (Comedy Central), ‘Richard Hammond’s Secret Service’ (BBC 1), ‘The Persuasionists’ (BBC 2), ‘The Scum Also Rises’ (BBC 3), ‘Genie in the House’ (Nickelodeon) and ‘The Wrong Door’ (BBC 3).
He has also been a regular panel guest on ‘Not the One Show’ (London Live) and ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ (5*).
Jacob was cast by director John Landis (‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘Trading Places’) to appear in the feature film ‘Burke & Hare’, alongside Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith and Stephen Merchant.
Jacob has fronted major commercial campaigns for Toyota, Philips, Heineken, Total, Currys PC World, Cheerios, Secret Sales, Oreo, O2, Capital FM, E4, The Body Shop, Castello, Qualcomm, Tele 2, Easy Property, Wren Living, NSPCC and The Green Party.
He has also hosted online campaigns, including ‘Movie Mates’ for Orange, a weekly movie review show and ‘Success TV’ for Nokia, based on the week’s good news stories.
In 2013 Jacob took his debut solo show ‘Faux Latino Show Pony’ to the Edinburgh Festival, where he enjoyed a highly successful run at the prestigious Assembly Hall.
The show received a string of 5 and 4 star reviews, with The Skinny calling the show ‘violently funny’ and ‘electrifying’, describing Jacob as ‘a real master of his craft’ while performing ‘the best character I’ve seen this year’.
Three Weeks was keen to point out the ‘brilliance’ of the show, describing it as ‘hilarious’ and predicting ‘big things in the future’ for Jacob, while The List reviewed the show as ‘addictive, joyful and ballsy’ and The JC as ‘a masterclass in the art of silliness’ in another 5 star review.
Remote Goat’s review described Jacob as ‘wonderful’ and the show as a ‘heady, hedonistic, hilarious, hectic, hazardous night’ and Fresh Fringe said Jacob was ‘leagues ahead of other similar acts’, before finally stating that ‘you owe it to yourself to see this show’.
On the stage, Jacob is a veteran of the West End stage and at The National Theatre appeared in ‘Bartholomew Fair’ directed by Sir Richard Eyre, as well as Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’.
|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|
|NOT THE ONE SHOW||Regular Studio Guest||London Live||Tom
|LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC||Roger Showbusiness||Avalon / BBC 3||Peter
|PINKY||Jeffrey||ESA Films||Zaheer Ahmad|
|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||Jacob||Assembly Hall (Edinburgh Festival)||Jacob Edwards|
|JACOB EDWARDS & OTHER DIFFICULT CHARACTERS||Jacob||Residency at Up the Junction|
|THE SUNDAY DEFENSIVE: FURTHER COMPLICATIONS||Jacob||Pleasance (Edinburgh Festival)||Nick Collett|
|THE SUNDAY DEFENSIVE: FRIEND AND FOE||Jacob||Pleasance (Edinburgh Festival)||Nick Collett|
|CURRYS PC WORLDS: CHARADES / UNSUBTLE HINTS||Husband||AMV BBDO||James Rouse|
|TELE 2: HAPPY HAPPY DANCE DANCE||Son||Caviar Brussels BVBA / Indie Amsterdam||Henry Scholfield|
|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|
|CULTURAL HANGOVER||Co-Host||National Film and Television School||David G. Croft|
|THE BODY SHOP: SECRETS THROUGH THE MASSAGE HOLE||Spa Husband||Mindseye / Mr President||Charlie Phillips|
|OREO: WONDERFILLED||John||Virtue Worldwide / Vice Media||Reeve Rixon|
|UKTV: THE CODE BLACK SIMULATOR,||Promo Guy||Little Dot Studios||Hal Arnold|