Jane Postlethwaite. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.

Jane Postlethwaite

Jane Postlethwaite is a Comedian, Writer & Actor


Jane Postlethwaite has written and performed character comedy, stand up and sketch shows for Brighton & Edinburgh Fringe. Her work has been heard on BBC Radio 4. Her experience also includes producing a successful comedy night called "Bad Book Project" in Brighton and putting together a collaborative podcast called "Character Building" which includes sketches and monologues from women. She is about to launch her new podcast "All the Terrible Things" which covers the paranormal, weird histories, the macabre and more.

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""Jane is fast developing a reputation for weird and wonderful Northern characters. A high concept show that's been developed with a lot of love and attention to detail - all the while maintaining a very silly streak.""Funny Women (Karen Rosie), 25th August 2017
""Entertaining & Hilarious""Comedy Coroner (Philip Kelly Dickson), 12th August 2017
""Made in Cumbria is a darkly funny show""Funny Women (Kate Stone), 19th August 2016
""You get the feeling you are watching a future star""Comedy Coroner (Phillip Dickson), 12th August 2016
"Jane Postlethwaite's Made In Cumbria is absolutely hilarious. The audience were in stitches!!"Broadway Baby (Bethan Troakes), 16th May 2016
Home town


  • BBC New Comedy Award 2018 - Main Prize: Heat four
  • Brighton Fringe Awards 2016 - Audience Choice Award: Nominee
  • Funny Women Awards 2015 - Stage Award: Finalist
  • Brighton Fringe Awards 2015 - Squawker Award: Finalist


Jane Postlethwaite. Copyright: Andy Hollingworth.
Jane Postlethwaite.


Year Production Role
2019 Haunted - Brighton Fringe 2019 Various roles in Comedy Sketches
2018 BBC New Comedy Award - 2018
  1. E4 - Heat 4 - Manchester
2018 Last Night at the Circus - Brighton Fringe 2018 Self
2018 Jo Neary's inbox - BBC Radio 4 Puppet Lady Character (Writer / Voice Actor)
2017 The House Self
2017 It's got to be perfect - Anna Morris's Comedy Show at Edinburgh Fringe Georgina the Bride's Assistant
2017 Almost Like Being In Love Sooky
2016 Made in Cumbria Self

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