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:

Performing

Jess had a smasher of an Edinburgh run and first ever tour in 2017 and 2018 with her show The Silence of the NansIn the last year she starred in Sharon Horgan’s Motherland on BBC 2 and is an episode guest lead in Series 5 of Cuckoo on BBC and Netflix in January 2019.

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

2018

Feature film – Official Secrets, from director Gavin Hood – release date pending

Feature film – Greed, from director Michael Winterbottom – release date pending

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

2017

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

2016

C4 – National Treasure

2015

BBC 3 – Javone Prince Show

2016 & 2015

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

Writing

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.