Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival 2022: The Electric Palace, Hastings, 2022
Jeddybear & Gary’s Fiesta of Fun: Leicester Comedy Festival 2023 – The Big Difference, Leicester, 2023
Hastings Comedy Festival 2023: Jeddybear & Gary’s Fiesta of Fun: OWENS, Hastings, 2023
Hastings Comedy Festival 2023: The Norman Award Newcomer of The Year 2023: The Crypt, Hastings, 2023
Hastings Comedy Festival 2023: The Late One at The Nest: The Nest, Hastings, 2023

Directors of Hull Comedy Festival, Gary Jennison and Jed Salisbury saved the day when a billed act was unable to perform at the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival.  The magic of any Fringe festival is discovering a new talent.  When the comedian asked if everyone was okay and had anything to say, I shouted out that I had been eating two packets of crisps for the last thirty years and wondered why I had diabetes.  To take a sentence based on my love of crisps, run with it and produce the funniest twenty-minute ad-lib all year was a joy to behold.  As I watched Jennison develop the comedy routine, it got funnier and funnier. and I could not stop laughing and made me want to see Jennison perform an hour comedy set.

Nominated for Best Kids Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival & UK Kids’ Comedy Festival in 2021, Hull’s comedy duo Jennison & Jed Salisbury (‘Jeddybear’) performed a new children’s show Fiesta of Fun at the Leicester Comedy Festival that I watched in February 2023.  Full of comedy, mischief, fun, games, music, dancing and custard pies, this show was wonderfully constructed from two great comedians.

Jennison is one of the friendliest and funniest people I know. In June 2023, he worked so hard performing three shows all day at the Hastings Comedy Festival 2023 making us all laugh uncontrollably. In the morning, he performed as part of Jeddybear & Gary’s Fiesta of Fun with Salisbury.  I was invited on stage as a stooge where Jennison clowning around, dressed me a knight in tinfoil, which got a lot of laughs from the child-friendly audience. In the afternoon, he hosted the Norman Award Newcomer of the Year show.  I was very honoured to be a judge at the event (which was won by Ben Harding).  His compering skills were fantastic and because of his hilarious dancing, I will never listen to AC / DC’s Thunderstruck in the same way again! In the evening, Jennison hosted The Late One at The Nest, effortlessly bantering with the audience, bringing them up on stage and asking them any funny questions he thought of.  Jennison is a master comedian who deserves every success and it’s a pleasure to know him.


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