Jacob Edwards

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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, 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’.

 

Credits:

TV      
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
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
BIG BROTHERS BIT ON THE SIDE Studio Guest Endemol UK Ben Hardy
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
FIRST DIRECT: LUCKY NUMBERS Spokesman We Are Social John Hopkins
MALTESERS: LOOK ON THE LIGHT SIDE Steve Fat Lemon Jim Owen
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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