COMEDIAN, WRITER & SOMETHING ELSE
Jen Ives has been doing stand up comedy around London & the South Coast for 3.5 years, and in that short time has reached the finals in the Funny Women Awards 2019, been nominated for the Leicester Mercury Awards 2019, placed second in the Laughing Horse New Comedian Awards 2018 & placed in the finals for the 2NorthDown New Comedian Competition 2019.
Jen was also recently featured in an article for The New York Times - about trans comedians in Britain.
Jen is known for her often sideways look at what it means to be a trans woman today, as well as mischievous takes on her family, gay rights, self image & whatever else is on her mind.
She has recently written for BBC Radio 4 Extra, Dave, Pulped, as well as writing & performing in the multi-award nominated SeanceCast for HatTrick Productions. She has also written and starred in a sketch for Channel 4.
Jen is currently performing work in progress run-throughs of her debut hour "PEAK TRANS" which focuses on the growing "gender critical" movement in the UK. She is doing this in lederhosen.
She also does a podcast under the same name that was featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra recently.
For all enquiries, please contact Hannah Layton Management
"Easy-going and gregarious with a touch of self-deprecation that adds to her confidence rather than detracts from it... great company" - Steve Bennett, Chortle.
"I can see why this might be funny if you are one of those directly participating in the erasure of lesbians... I don't know if he's (sic) even got any fans...Strangely Endearing, actually..." - Maria MacLachlan, a prominent & confused Gender Critical Activist (PeakTrans.org)
01/06/21 - Comedy Kiss, 59 Upper Street [LONDON]
06/06/21 - The Simon David Show, Phoenix Arts Club
10/06/2021 - Queer Culture Club
24/06/2021 - Berks Nest, 21 Soho
26/06/2021 - Quantum Leopard, 21 Soho
08/07/2021 - Country Mile, Star of Kings
SeanceCast is a new horror sketch podcast from Hat Trick Productions, written by & starring Charlie Dinkin & Zoe Tomalin.
I wrote some sketches for SeanceCast, and also supply voices for multiple characters throughout the series.
It was produced by Benjamin Sutton. You can listen/subscribe HERE (and everywhere else podcasts are)
As the public discourse on trans people becomes more toxic in the UK, comedian & trans-woman Jen Ives is here to sort it all out, hun. Is JK Rowling The Devil? Can a man love a trans woman and still be straight? And can she get away with taking maternity leave at work?
Produced by Jen Ives. New episode every Wednesday. Subscribe HERE (and everywhere else podcasts are)