Jen Brister at The Glee Birmingham

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The Optimist – Tour 2022

If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18 months, it’s that she’s no good in a crisis. (Unless you count getting into the foetal position in under 30 seconds.) Has the pandemic changed her for the better or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she’s always been? I think we all know the answer to that. Let’s just hope she can make it funny.

About Jen…

Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian and writer who has been seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and on Hypothetical and Sara Pascoe’s comedy Lectures on Dave.

She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits and has written and performed on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and presented for BBC 6 Music.

Jen’s sell out show ‘Meaningless’ can be streamed on Amazon Prime, NextUp or Soho Comedy.

Her book, “The Other Mother” was published by Square Peg in 2019 and was out in paperback in Spring 2021. Jen supported Romesh Ranganathan on tour at the end of 2019 before embarking on her own tour in 2020 with her show, ‘Under Privilege.’

And if you like a podcast she can be heard talking bollocks with her two comedian pals, Maureen Younger and Allyson June Smith on their weekly podcast, WTB (Women Talking Bollocks) on acast, Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts.

'Furiously funny'

The Guardian

'Her energy is explosive. Her use of space and delivery, mesmerising.'

The Sunday Times

'A phenomenal display of sinewy stand up.'