About Me

About Me

Jessica Fostekew. Comedian, actor and writer. Star of Motherland BBC and Cuckoo BBC/ Netflix, host of The Hoovering Podcast and regular co-host of the behemoth The Guilty Feminist. Guardian say she “wears her smarts on her sleeve, great stuff” and Fest called her “consistently hilarious.”

CV in Summary

For a comprehensive scour every beautiful thing I’ve done and I’m doing, please see my Spotlight page but here are some super-short highlights:


Jess was nominated for The Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Show’ for her show Hench, in 2019 which has since had a sold out, international tour. She has since appeared on Live at the Apollo, QI and Harry Hill’s Clubnite. As an actor she starred in feature films Greed and Official Secrets, Dawn French’s The Trouble with Maggie Cole on ITV, Sharon Horgan’s Motherland on BBC 2 and is an episode guest lead in Series 5 of Cuckoo on BBC and Netflix.

She hosts her own podcast Hoovering all about eating which in less than a year has racked up nearly half a million downloads.

Jess is a regular co-host of behemoth podcast The Guilty Feminist and is all set to host a brilliant new podcast from the same producers in 2019 called X, Y, Z Boom.

She’s also been the regular host for several years now of BBC R4 Extra’s Comedy Club in the closing hours of weeknights



Jess made shorts all year including this beautifully shot Mum of the Year from Rachel Stubbings and the excellent Turtle Canyon helped Jess make this one, Nothing Will Help

Jess made an epic three hour special for BBC R4 Extra called ‘Motherhood: Bump, Birth and Beyond


BBC 1 – Three Girls (winner of 4 BAFTAS and a British Screenwriters Award)


C4 – National Treasure


BBC 3 – Javone Prince Show

2016 & 2015

BBC R2 and R4 Extra – host of the BBC New Comedy Awards (stand up)


Jess has written for BBC’s Mock The Week and C4’s 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, as well as BBC R4’s News Quiz. She regularly writes for a bunch of other comedians both individually and in writing rooms for radio and TV. 

She’s working on three pilots at the start of 2019.