Jen Brister

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Having recently appeared on BBC Two’s Live At The Apollo, Stand Up at BBC Wales, The Now Show and The News Quiz (BBC R4), Jen Brister is a rising star of the British comedy scene. She has received critical acclaim for her latest Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Meaningless’ which is currently on it’s second successful run at The Soho Theatre and selling out it’s UK tour dates up and down the country.

Jen has taken several extremely well received solo shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she started as part of the prestigious show, The Comedy Zone at the Pleasance. Jen has also taken solo shows to the Adelaide & Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

Jen has previously worked at BBC 6 Music where she presented a number of different shows including the weekend overnights, the weekend breakfast show and stand ins for Lauren Laverne, Liz Kershaw and Jon Holmes. Jen also starred in Russell Brand & Trevor Lock’s ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ for BBC Radio 2.

Jen has performed stand up in clubs all over the country (literally) as well as sketch comedy in numerous sketch groups including the Loose Connection.

This is as near perfect stand up as I have seen ***** SCOTSGAY

A splendid hour of laughing till your face hurts **** THE LIST

Thoughtful and very funny…Hilarious **** THE ARTS DESK

A confident and charismatic performer **** EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

“Outrageously Funny” METRO

“Gorgeously talented” TIME OUT, TIM ARTHUR

“Brister ticks all the boxes – she’s confident, energetic and knows how to deliver a line for maximum laughs” THE SCOTSMAN





Stand Up at BBC Wales Writer/ Performer Henry Widdicombe for BBC Stuart Laws
Live at the Apollo Writer/ Performer BBC  Paul Wheeler
Live at the Comedy Store Writer/ Performer Comedy Central
Womans Hour Self BBC Radio 4
The New Quiz Panellist BBC Radio 4 Richard Morris
The Now Show Writer/ Performer BBC Radio 4 Matt Stronge
Meaningless Writer/ Performer Soho Theatre David Jordan
Meaningless Writer/ Performer Edinburgh Fringe David Jordan
Wishful Thinking Writer/ Performer Edinburgh Fringe
Now & Then Writer /Performer Edinburgh Fringe
British(ish) Writer/ Performer Edinurgh Fringe