Jen Ives
Jen Ives

Jen Ives

  • Writer, stand-up comedian and actor

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Patti Harrison, Phil Wang and Catherine Cohen: The biggest new comedy of 2023

Our critic picks her highlights of the year, from Lara Ricote - 2022's Best Newcomer in Edinburgh - to Bridget Christie.

Rachael Healy, i Newspaper, 30th December 2022

LGBTQ+ comedians on how transphobia poisoned comedy - and how they're moving on from the bigots

In recent years comedians like Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle have become the spearheads of the "anti-woke" comedy movement, particularly targeting trans and non-binary comedians.

Asyia Iftikhar, Pink News, 19th August 2022

Fringe 2022: 10 comedy shows you shouldn't miss

More picks from this year's festival, including Jordan Brookes, The Delightful Sausage, plus dance from Circa and theatre.

Rachel Aroesti, Rachael Healy and Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian, 6th August 2022

Top picks: Comedy

Comedy returns to the Fringe with three years' worth of newcomer shows and skilled hours from familiar faces.

Fest Mag, 2nd August 2022

16 shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe

My major recommendation would be, after you've booked to see every one of the below shows, have a look on their socials at who they're excited about -- as much as writers would love you to take our word as gospel, no one knows better than they do!

Zoe Paskett, Funny Women, 30th July 2022

You look stupid if you perform for Comedy Unleashed

I know some comedians have the philosophy that "a gig's a gig!", but I hate to break it to you - not every "gig" is actually a "gig". Sometimes, a "gig" is a manufactured piece of propaganda, started by a few truly hateful and dejected young men who get a kick out of saying cruel things on stage, not for the purposes of comedy, but for a specifically curated audience of similarity hateful and dejected losers. And being associated with it, at the very least, isn't a great look for you.

Jen Ives, Jen Ives's Blog, 26th July 2022

NextUp to stream over 50 Edinburgh comedy shows

Streaming platform NextUp have announced they are to broadcast over 50 shows from the Edinburgh Fringe live to homes nationwide.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd July 2022

Ten trans and non-binary comedians at this year's Fringe

Humanising the often fiery discussion around gender issues - or maybe not mentioning it at all - here are ten transgender and non-binary comics performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe...

Chortle, 21st July 2022

More comedians join Chortle's Fast Fringe

Packed festival showcase coming to London's Bloomsbury Theatre.

Chortle, 22nd June 2022

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