About Me

About Me

Jessica Fostekew exists in real life but is also a comedian, actor and writer. Since 2008 she’s been throwing this job around like you would a walnut in a sock. The 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:


BBC R4 Extra – regular host of ‘The Comedy Club’


BBC 1 – ‘Three Girls’


C4 – ‘National Treasure’


BBC 3 – ‘Javone Prince Show’

2016 & 2015

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


‘Knightmare Live’ – various characters –  5* sell-out Edinburgh run and a full UK Tour


BBC – ‘Joke Thieves’ (pilot) (stand up)


BBC R4  – ‘Stephen K Amos: Life, An Idiot’s Guide’ (stand up)



Jess is in the middle of writing a narrative comedy for TV, a one-off drama for radio and some shorts just for the shitting love of it. She also writes for various other comedians, mainly quick-fire gubbins for telly. Again, here’s a brief glimpse version of her writing CV:


Last two years:

Have I Got News For You – BBC 1

Jason Manford’s Funny Old Week – ITV 1

8 out of 10 Cats – C4

Mock The Week – BBC 2

Standard Issue Magazine – regular features writer (she has a food column called ‘Hoovering’)


Up to 2014:

Stand Up For The Week (2 series) – C4

BBC R4 News Quiz

BBC R4 Now Show

BBC R4 Dilemma

Huffington Post