Jessica Fostkwew: The Silence of the Nans (plus Amy Gledhill)
DateWed 11 Apr
VenueAnnie Murray's Irish Bar
A regular host of BBC Radio's "The Comedy Club" and writer for Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Jessica Fostekew comes to Barnsley Comedy Festival with her new touring show Silence Of The Nans. A sharp storyteller, exceptional wit and delightful company, Fostekew takes us through a tale one of entrapment, torment and gelato.
After a smash hit season with ‘The Silence of the Nans’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jessica Fostekew takes it on tour around the UK next Spring!
(Read in film-trailer voice): Last summer Jessica did two reasonably significant things. One, a story of pure joy. The other, a tale of entrapment, torment and gelato. This show tells the second story. The horrid one.
This is an epic comedy-horror- story about a disaster at sea from which there was no escape. (Normal voice): Jessica co-hosts the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast which has reached over 10 million listeners. She starred in this year’s hugely acclaimed new BBC2 sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan Motherland as well as the award winning BBC1 drama Three Girls. Jess also hosts BBCR4 Extra’s Comedy Club and BBC Radio Comedy Awards (Radio2, R4Extra). Jess writes for BBC R4’s News Quiz and C4’s 8 out of 10 cats amongst other things.
“Wears her smarts on her sleeve. Great stuff.” Guardian
Brimming with natural warmth and charm, Gledhill's stand up is a unique blend of confessional stories, intelligent observations and ridiculous, off-beat daftness. She 'commands the stage' (Funny Women) with her playful energy and is as unpretentious as a sock in a puddle.
"One of the best adverts for modern comedy you could ever wish to see." Ed Fest Magazine.
Recommended age 18+
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