Jacob Edwards

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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.

Commercials

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.

Edinburgh Festival

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’.

West End

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’.

 

Credits:

TV      
DRIFTERS Concierge Fudge Park, E4 Al Campbell
I LIVE WITH MODELS Wardrobe Guy Rough Cut, Comedy Central Ben
Kellett
CTRL FREAKS Host Nerd TV, London Live Tim Hancock
NOT THE ONE SHOW Regular Studio Guest London Live Tom
Tuckerwell
LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC Roger Showbusiness Avalon / BBC 3 Peter
Orton
FILM
PINKY Jeffrey ESA Films Zaheer Ahmad
THE CALLBACK QUEEN Sylvester Powertrip Productions Graham
Cantwell
BURKE AND HARE Holyrood Courtier Ealing Studios John Landis
CASTELLO The Marquis de Castello RSA Films Jonas Akerlund
STAGE
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
COMMERCIAL
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
INTERNET
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

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