Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Jessica Fostekew: Work in Progress: Firebug, Leicester, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: 2020
Next Up Comedy Festival: Online: 2020
Jessica Fostekew was a guest for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala that I saw in August 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and then again for Always Be Comedy in September 2019. An extremely confident performer, she delivered twenty-minutes of clever material talking about her young family and skilfully mocking the framework of men and women that was both expressive and hilarious.
I saw Fostekew again at the Leicester Comedy Festival in February 2020 where she performed an hour of new work-in-progress show bouncing hilarious ideas off the audience.
Fostekew headlined the Always Be Comedy Online showcase in May 2020. Broadcasting from home with a virtual audience due to a pandemic lockdown, the comedian was an absolute joy to watch. The routine featured body hair, loneliness and the effects of Zoom meetings and was so beautifully written and hilarious.
The brilliant Fostekew appeared for the Next Up Comedy Festival in July 2020. Covering such topics as missing work, not bring able to write comedy, her child, and a trip to the zoo, she was inspired easily making the online crowd howl with laughter. She was an expert at crowd interaction and easily won over the audience during her hour.
Fostekew is such a naturally funny comedian who I have now seen many times and has made me laugh so much. I’m look forward to seeing her again on a comedy bill soon.