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2019 Edinburgh Fringe

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

  • Comedy (stand-up / storytelling)
  • 1:30pm (60 mins)
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019
  • Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
  • £5 (or pay what you want)
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515: Monkey Barrel
Room: Monkey Barrel 4

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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.


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).

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Top 40 shows to see at Edinburgh Festival 2022: music, art, theatre and more

Times critics on the hottest tickets at the Fringe and Edinburgh International Festival to book now.

Dominic Maxwell, Clive Davis, Neil Fisher, Alex O'Connell and Ed Potton, The Times, 2nd July 2022

Best-reviewed Edinburgh Fringe shows 2019

A list of the best-reviewed comedy shows at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

British Comedy Guide, 5th September 2019

Si Hawkins' Fringe Aftermath

Our stand-up editor had a wet and often wild few weeks in Scotland.

British Comedy Guide, 29th August 2019

Winners announced for 2019 BroadwayWorld Fringe Awards

We are thrilled to announce the winners in our third annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival Awards, celebrating the best of the 2019 Festival!

Broadway World, 27th August 2019

The nine finalists for this year's Comedy Awards

Comedy critic Dominic Maxwell searched high and low for the funniest folk on the Fringe.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 24th August 2019

Jessica Fostekew picks her comedy favourites

This felt like it was a show just for me.

Jessica Fostekew, Chortle, 23rd August 2019

Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist 2019

The nominees for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2019 have been revealed.

British Comedy Guide, 21st August 2019

Comedy Poster Awards 2019 winners

The artwork for the Edinburgh Fringe shows starring Jessica Fostekew and Sofie Hagen have won the Comedy Poster Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 18th August 2019

Who was the biggest prick at your school?

Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions

Chortle, 16th August 2019

Our top ten picks of week 3 at the Edinburgh Fringe!

Week 3 is over. The end line is near. Everyone is tired, damp and spent all their money on Berocca. I have eaten my dinner standing up, for 4 days in a row now. But we are still going because we love it!!!!!! Here are our Ten Top Picks for week 3!

2Northdown, 16th August 2019

Accommodation woes

We asked a range of comedians about their accommodation at this year's Fringe, and for disaster stories from previous years.

British Comedy Guide, 14th August 2019

Opinion: Edinburgh Comedy Awards: best show predictions

Last year the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Show shortlist consisted of seven shows.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th August 2019

Nightmare audience members

We asked performers going to the Fringe who they would least like to see in the audience of their show...

British Comedy Guide, 10th August 2019

Most inconsequential thing you've seen a child strop

Another from Richard Herring's stock of Emergency Questions.

Chortle, 5th August 2019

Fringe's best comedians tell you who to see and why

Fringe's best comedians tell you who to see and why.

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 1st August 2019

Fringe: 9 of the best laugh-out-loud female comedians

Edinburgh plays host to the Fringe Festival once more this August, but which female comedians should you go and see? Here are nine of the acts Stylist is most excited about.

Hollie Richardson, Stylist, 29th July 2019

Jessica Fostekew interview

Realising that feminism has much work to do, the comic and podcaster is considering the weight behind some contentious words ahead of another assault on the Fringe.

Deborah Chu, The List, 25th July 2019

Jessica Fostekew interview

Having written a lot about power and femininity over the past few years, Jessica Fostekew set out to write stand-up for the Edinburgh Fringe all about strength.

Ross Crae, The Sunday Post, 9th July 2019

Fringe: 32 must-see Edinburgh shows

The Edinburgh Fringe is just around the corner and that means two things: performers everywhere are having nervous breakdowns trying to get their shows ready in time, and we're awash with previews telling us who and what to go and see.

Nooruddean Choudry, JOE, 2nd July 2019

Interview: Jessica Fostekew

The actor, writer and standup on the things that make her laugh the most.

Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian, 28th June 2019

Fringe 2019: Pick Of The Programme - Comedy

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue has narrowed down her top ten picks in the comedy section of the programme.

Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 5th June 2019

Performances

Date Time Venue
1st Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
2nd Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
3rd Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
4th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
5th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
6th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
7th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
8th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
9th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
10th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
11th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
13th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
14th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
15th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
16th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
17th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
18th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
19th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
20th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
21st Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
22nd Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
23rd Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
24th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)
25th Aug 2019 13:30 Monkey Barrel (Monkey Barrel 4)

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