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 One), ‘Fool Britannia’ (ITV), ‘10 O’Clock Live’ (Channel 4), ‘I Live with Models’ (Comedy Central) and ‘The IT Crowd’ (Channel 4).
Jacob was also a regular on ‘Live at the Electric’ (BBC Three), writing and performing as his own character creation Roger Showbusiness.
His film credits include ‘Burke & Hare’, where he was cast by director John Landis (‘The Blues Brothers’) to appear with Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis and Isla Fisher.
He has fronted numerous commercial campaigns for major worldwide brands, appearing alongside George Clooney for Nespresso, and more recently as the face of First Direct bank in the UK.
His other commercial credits include Toyota, Virgin Atlantic, Heineken, Jaguar, Square Space, Phillips, Total, Rowenta, Currys PC World, Cheerios, AXA, Maltesers, Oreo, Secret Sales, O2, The Body Shop, Qualcomm, McVitie’s, Unibet, E4, Wren Living, Easy Property, NSPCC and Capital FM among others.
Jacob also appeared as Ed Milliband in the worldwide viral hit 'Change the Tune', a party political broadcast for the Green Party across television, also generating over 1 million views online.
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 panellist on shows including ‘Big Brother’s Bit on the Side’ (Channel 5).
At the Edinburgh Festival, Jacob has written and performed in highly acclaimed shows at both the prestigious Pleasance Courtyard and Assembly Rooms.
As part of the duo ‘The Sunday Defensive’ he appeared in ‘Friend & Foe’ and ‘Further Complications’, with Chortle noting his ‘pure brilliance’ and ‘exceptional comic timing’, and Fest describing him as ‘gruesomely funny with uproarious results’.
The Skinny described his most recent solo show ‘Faux Latino Show Pony’ as ‘electrifying’ and ‘violently funny’ in one of multiple 5-star reviews, with Three Weeks calling him ‘an urbane, moronic, hedonistic clown’ and ‘hilarious’.
Jacob has appeared at the National Theatre, in musicals ‘Bartholomew Fair’ directed by Sir Richard Eyre and Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sunday in the Park with George’.
He is also a veteran of the West End stage, appearing in the musical ‘Which Witch’ at the Piccadilly Theatre, the 10th anniversary ‘Comedy Rush’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre and in two self-written sitcoms ‘The Backbenchers’ and ‘Social+ism’, performed as part of ‘The Comedy Project’ at the Soho Theatre.
|PORTERS||Dr Andrew Friend||Dave||Vadim Jean|
|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|
|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|
|LETS DANCE FOR COMIC RELIEF||Television Producer||Whizz Kid Entertainment||Tom McKay|
|BIG BROTHER'S BIT ON THE SIDE||Studio Guest||5 Star||Ben Hardy|
|10 O'CLOCK LIVE ||Eddie Milliband ||Zeppotron||Tom McKay|
|LEE KERN'S CELEBRITY BEDLAM||Various Roles||Channel 4||Gemma Rawcliffe|
|THE PERSUASIONISTS||Joff||BBC Two||Tristram Shapeero|
|THE IT CROWD||Niall||Talkback Thames||Graham Linehan|
|GENIE IN THE HOUSE||Boris Offandonandoff||Nickelodeon||Andrew Margetson|
|THE WRONG DOOR||Jedi||BBC Three||Ben Wheatley|
|BIGGER BETTER BRIGHTER||Guy||BBC Three||Tristram Shapeero|
|THE GREEN PARTY||Ed Miliband||Acne Productions||John Hopkins|
|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|