Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music, and has been a regular contributor to magazines and online sites including Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post.
Brister has written and performed six solo shows (Me My Mum & I, British(ish), Now & Then, Wishful Thinking, The Other One & MEANINGless) around the world, including at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Norway Comedy Box Festival, Comedy Club Asia, Adelaide Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. She has toured extensively — with comedians Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez and Frankie Boyle among others — and will be supporting Romesh Ranganathan on his national tour from September.
Radio and television credits include writing and performing on: The Now Show & The News Quiz for BBC Radio 4, performing stand up on ‘Live at the Comedy Store’ on Comedy Central and ‘Live at the Apollo’ on BBC2 as well as appearing on the latest series of Frankie Boyle’s New World Order.
Brister can also be seen on the upcoming comedy series, ‘Sara Pascoe’s Comedy Lectures’ & ‘Hypothetical’ on Dave later this year.
And if you like a podcast she can be heard wittering on about not very much at all on the podcast Maureen & Jen as well as on their weekly radio show on Gaydio every Sunday 9-11am with her pal Maureen Younger.
TV & Radio
BBC Two’s Live at The Apollo
BBC Two’s Frankie Boyle’s New World Order
BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz
TED talk at Brighton TEDx in 2018 titled “Changing the way we bring up our boys”
‘Glorious raging’ Broadway Baby
‘Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect’ The Skinny