Jessica Fostekew: Hench

  • Stand-up / Storytelling
  • 1:30pm (1 hour)
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019
  • Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
  • 5 (or Pay What You Want)
Jessica Fostekew: Hench. Jessica Fostekew.

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Stand-up show / storytelling starring Jessica Fostekew performed on the following days in August 2019...

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Venue details

515: Monkey Barrel
Room: Monkey Barrel 4


This show operates under the Pay What You Want (PWYW) model. To guarantee entry, buy a ticket in advance. Ticket-holders will be seated first. Any empty seats will then be filled from the free queue and audiences asked to leave a donation at the end.

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. Have you ever watched a feminist try and take 'hench' as a compliment? It's like watching a snake eat but funny. In preview, Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. You've seen Jess in BBC sitcoms Motherland and Cuckoo and BAFTA award-winning drama Three Girls. She's also in forthcoming feature films: Gavin Hood's Official Secrets and Michael Winterbottom's Greed. She writes for 8 Out Of 10 Cats. 'Consistently hilarious' (Fest). 'Smarts on her sleeve, great' (Guardian). 2019 Recommended

This year Jessica Fostekew has one of the strongest shows of the festival, which is apt considering her newfound addiction to weight lifting. Through highlighting the perils of raising an aggressive toddler, as well as recalling her traumatic experience of childbirth, this show is an honest and hilarious look at what it means to be a woman, as well as the inner grace and composure required to put your coat on every day.

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This show's artwork was involved in The Comedy Poster Awards 2019

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