Jessica Fostekew: Brave New Word

Jessica Fostekew: Brave New Word. Jessica Fostekew. Copyright: Border Television.

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Stand-up show starring Jessica Fostekew performed on the following days in August 2012...

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Gag-suffused show about brave words, new words and brave new words. As exciting as the last day of school and twice as much fun. Featuring unscientific guesses of future words that your grandkids will use, handy for wills, time travel, ect. 'Doesn't embark on a path unless there's funny at the end of it' Chortle.

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Full press release

Following the success of her debut stand-up show, Jessica Fostekew: Luxury Tramp, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011, Jess returns this year with a gag-suffused show about brave words, new words and brave new words.

An hour of etymological japes that's as exciting as the last day of school. And have you ever wondered what words your grandkids will be using? Look no further.

This is a show about how stimulating language can be: a show that applauds those brave enough to develop new ways of saying things, and moreover, those who are not afraid to say new things, or things that are hard or scary to say.

Last year's show sold out and Jess was selected as one of The Top Ten Edinburgh Newcomers 2011 in the Independent and the 2|entertain Laughter Awards Top Ten
Jess has been performing improvised comedy and working as a comedy writer and actress since 2005. In early 2008 she hit the UK stand up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy!

In March 2012 her stand up was showcased on Stephen K Amos' new BBC Radio 4 show and she has supported Micky Flanagan and Terry Alderton on tour across the UK.

Jess is a writer on Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week and on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show and is developing various TV pilots and a radio play at present, in addition to writing set-pieces for other comedy actors.


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  •   nicky
    This show was so refreshing, no reliance on sexual innuendo and swearing - not that I'm a prude,it just gets boring. Loved this show as it was clever, well-paced and a huge test of ingenuity with the audience participation. The hour went really quickly. This would be a great idea for a new panel show....well done .