Jen Ives
Jen Ives

Jen Ives

  • Writer and stand-up comedian

Press clippings

Jen Ives called a "nonce" at LGB Alliance conference

Comedian and bisexual trans woman Jen Ives was called a "homophobic nonce" and a "f**king pervert" while attending the conference of charity LGB Alliance.

Vic Parsons, Pink News, 25th October 2021

Queer comedians on finding a stage

Stand-ups including Suzi Ruffell, Paul Sinha and Lee Peart reveal how hecklers, bookers and 'the gay slot' have affected their appearances in the spotlight.

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 13th October 2021

Union JACK Radio launches live comedy nights

Digital radio station Union JACK is launching a series of stand-up comedy nights in Manchester, Bristol, Hull and Leicester, highlights from which it'll broadcast in a new weekly show.

British Comedy Guide, 9th August 2021

Channel 4 launches sketch series with a host of comedians

Nick Helm, Jen Brister, Hal Cruttenden, Felicity Ward and children's television presenter Dave Benson Phillips are among the wealth of comic talent to feature in a new Channel 4 sketch series.

British Comedy Guide, 26th May 2021

Reclaim These Streets comedy fundraiser review

The skilful all-female bill had something to please everyone and more.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 18th May 2021

Jen Ives interview

"I'm always hoping there is something relatable hidden in our apparent differences."

The Comedy Loser, 14th March 2021

UK's trans stand-ups find comedy in hostile climate

With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country's trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

Alex Marshall, The New York Times, 26th February 2021

First Night Funnies, Leicester Comedy Festival review

Uneven start to 2021's online gathering.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 8th February 2021

Leicester Comedy festival review

Felicity Ward and Tony Law star in the event's opening cabaret, First Night Funnies, with false starts and flat-out laughs.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 4th February 2021

Comedians outdoors getting COVID-compliant

Slowly, slowly, comedians have been emerging from behind their complicated phone camera set-ups, green screens and podcast mics to perform live comedy. We don't know how long this will last with the ever-changing Government guidelines that tell us to go out, but not out out, to not go to the office, but not not go to the office and to be in bed by 10pm. But, in the meantime, we have updated our series Comedians Indoors Getting Creative to reflect to current situation.

Funny Women, 25th September 2020

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