Jen
Wakefield

Comedian, actress and writer. 

Jen will be appearing in a hidden camera political stunt show on Channel 4 called RIOT GIRLS.

Jen is a Comedian, Writer, Performer and Presenter from London.

Jen took her sketch duo Jiggle and Hyde to Edinburgh for a full run at the fringe as well as featuring as a comedy extra in Beasts: Mr Edinburgh at the Pleasance Dome in 2016.

After writing an article about her heritage for Gal-dem.com, she wrote her first solo character show Girl in da Corner. After a full Edinburgh run in 2017, the show then transferred to Soho Theatre.

Jen was then cast as ‘Jill’ in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Oxford Playhouse. In January 2018 she became a cast member on RIOT GIRLS. The show aired during Channel 4’s Genderquake season. She also filmed another hidden camera comedy sketch for BBC 3’s Blindboy Understroys the World. She will also appear in the full series due to air in late Spring 2019.

Jen performs stand-up, characters and raps in her own sets, and finished her second solo Edinburgh run in 2018 by performing at the BBC Asian Network comedy showcase.

She has also presented on many different platforms. She recently hosted The Comeback for BBC Radio 1 interviewing comedians and personalities such as: London Hughes, Jamali Maddix, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Tolani T, Sophie Duker, Olga Koch, Lauren Pattison, Adam Hess, Birthday Girls, Chris Washington and Sarah Keyworth.

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Theatre

Performer

Jill 
Director Steve Marmion
Oxford Playhouse
Gimp 
Director Steve Marmion
Pleasance Beyond- Edinburgh Fringe
Finale Ensemble 
Director Tom Parry
Pleasance Dome- Edinburgh Fringe
Chloe 
Producer Mike Fox Productions
Director Maggie Inchely
The Stage Theatre
MJ 
Director Harry Denford
The London Theatre

Writer & Performer

Writer/Performer 
Director Stephanie Van Geete
Soho Theatre/The Edinburgh Fringe
Writer/Performer 
Director Jiggle and Hyde- Edinburgh Fringe
The Space UK

Radio

Presenter

Host 
Production Company BBC Radio 1

Performer

Performed own comedy material 

Broadcaster BBC Asian Network

Television

Performer

Comedy Interviewer 
Director Dan Lucchesi
Rumpus Media for BBC Three
Comedy Interviewer 
Director Errol Ettienne
BBC Three Pilot
Various Roles 
Director Errol Etienne
Brown Eyed Boy
Prankster 
Director Harold Anthony
JumpOffTV

Writer

Writer 
Director Donna Harle
Brown Eyed Boy

Presenter

Presenter 
Director Stefanie Rycraft-Jones
Fashion One

Other

Presenter

Online Presenter- Web Series 
Presenter for live webcast