Jen Brister. Copyright: Idil Sukan
Jen Brister

Jen Brister

  • Writer and stand-up comedian
Jen Brister. Copyright: Idil Sukan

Jen Brister is an English comedian, writer, and actor. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music and Juice FM, and has regularly contributed to magazines such as Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post. She has written and performed five solo shows, often referencing the fact that her mother is Spanish, and has toured with Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez, Roisin Conaty, and Frankie Boyle. Latterly she has featured on Kerry Godliman's Radio 2 sitcom Kerry's List.

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Biography

Jen Brister is an English comedian, writer, and actor. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music and Juice FM, and has regularly contributed to magazines such as Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post. She has written and performed five solo shows, often referencing the fact that her mother is Spanish, and has toured with Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez Roisin Conaty, and Frankie Boyle. Latterly she has featured on Kerry Godliman's Radio 2 sitcom Kerry's List.

Awards

Polari Prize 2020
The Polari Prize: Longlisted (The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family by Jen Brister)

Credits

Year Production Role
2022 Jen Brister: The Optimist Coming Soon Self
2022 Folkestone Funny Fest Self
2022 Jokes Only A ... Can Tell Coming Soon
  1. E5 - Jokes Only A Lesbian Can Tell
Self
2022 Bristol Comedy Festival Self
2022 Who Has Been Cancelled? Ensemble Actor
2022 QI - Series S
  1. E10 - Smörgåsbord
Guest
2022 Jen Brister: Waves Brand New Writer
2022 Jen Brister: Waves Brand New Host / Presenter
2021 Live At The Apollo - Series 16
  1. E6 - Jen Brister, Esther Manito, Adam Rowe
Host / Presenter
2021 Mock The Week - Series 20
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
  2. Special - Christmas Special
  3. Special - End Of Year Special
Guest
2021 Women in Comedy Festival Self
2021 How Agencies Create Period Product Adverts Greta
2021 Balham Comedy Festival Self
2021 Cambridge Comedy Festival Self
2021 Comedy Catalysts - Series 2
  1. E2 - Jen Brister On French & Saunders
Guest
2020 Soho Theatre Live - Series 1
  1. E2 - Jen Brister: Meaningless
Host / Presenter
2020 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
Guest
2020 Wells Comedy Festival Self
2020 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - 2020
  1. E3 - Stand Up... In My House
Guest
2020 The News Quiz - Series 102
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2020 Who Said That? - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2020 Stuart Goldsmith's Infinite Sofa
  1. E41 - Episode Forty One
Guest
2020 Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life - Series 3
  1. E3 - Autumn
Writer
2020 Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life - Series 3
  1. E3 - Autumn
Guest
2020 Hypothetical - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2019 Classic Christmas Comedy Moments Self
2019 The Museum Of Curiosity - Gallery 14
  1. E4 - Meeting Eighty-Four
Guest
2019 Comedians Giving Lectures - Series 1
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Self
2019 Live At The Apollo - Pride Specials
  1. Special - Episode Two
Guest
2019 Jen Brister - Under Privilege Self
2019 Elephant In The Room - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2019 BBC New Comedy Award - 2019
  1. E1 - Heat 1 - London
Host / Presenter
2019 Utterly Outrageous Comedy
  1. E2 - Celebrity & Politics
  2. E3 - Religion & Death
  3. E4 - Women & Sex
Self
2019 Oxford Comedy Festival Self
2019 The News Quiz - Series 99
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2019 Frankie Boyle's New World Order - Series 3
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - Unseen & Best Bits
Guest
2018 The News Quiz - Series 98
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2018 Stand Up At BBC Wales
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2018 The News Quiz - Series 97
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2018 Jen Brister - Meaningless Self
2018 Live At The Apollo - All Girls Live At The Apollo
  1. Special - Part 1
Guest
2018 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - 2018
  1. The Machynlleth Stand-Up Show
Guest
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Writer
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Self
2017 Live At The Apollo - Series 13
  1. E3 - Rob Beckett, Jen Brister, Darren Harriott
Guest
2016 It's Not What You Know - Series 4
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Self
2014 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Guest
2014 Kerry's List - Series 2
  1. E3 - Ageing
  2. E4 - Nostalgia
  3. E6 - Holiday
Ensemble Actor
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Self
2014 Catface Talent & Red24 Management Showcase Self
2014 TAKE a coMEdian OUT Self
2014 Wishful Thinking Self
2012 Jen Brister - Now and Then Self
2011 Jen Brister is British(ish) Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Jen Brister on IMDb

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