Jacob Hawley is a multi-award winning stand-up, writer and performer.
He has performed stand-up on Sky Max’s The Russell Howard Hour and ITV X’s Secrets of The Irish Comedy Circuit, as well as appearing on The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC 3’s hit sitcom Ladhood and multiple BBC Comedy shorts.
He has performed 3 critically acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, his first two shows Howl and Faliraki were both translated into BBC Radio 4 Stand Up Specials, with his second special Class Act being named The Guardian’s Pick Of The Week. His third show, Bump, was described by the British Comedy Guide as ‘An impeccable hour of man-and-mic stand up’, awarded 4 star reviews and then toured across the UK to multiple sell out rooms.
He was awarded a Radio Academy award which he accepted at London’s Palladium for Best New Voice for his hit BBC Sounds podcast Jacob Hawley: On Drugs, one of the BBC’s first original podcasts, a show which regularly featured in the iTunes top 12 podcasts and amassed over half a million downloads. The series was followed by two more commissions, Jacob Hawley’s Job Centre and Jacob Hawley: On Love, which both received critical acclaim and hundreds of thousands of downloads.
Away from his podcasts Jacob’s journalism continues in his writing - he writes a monthly column for The Metro and has been published by The Sunday Times amongst other publications. His comedy writing credits include Mock The Week and multiple scripted comedies.
Jacob is currently preparing for his first international tour in 2024, as well as working on multiple TV projects and regularly headlining some of the UK’s biggest comedy clubs.
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