Jenny Bede is a writer, actor, and comedian. She currently has writing projects in development with BBC Studios, CPL and BEANO.
In 2017 she won the BAFTA Rocliffe Award for new comedy writing and was named The Observer’s Rising Star. An award-winning musical comedian and actress, Jenny first gained a following on YouTube by writing, directing and performing in a series of topical parody music videos. In 2013, Jenny started performing live solo material, entering the Musical Comedy Awards and winning Best Newcomer after just 3 live gigs.
She has written and starred in her own musical sketch pilot, JENNY BEDE:AAA for BBC Comedy. She has also acted in numerous other shows includ-ing: ‘Lovesick’ (Netflix), ‘Bliss’ (Sky), ‘Sicknote’ (Sky), ‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’(Sky) ‘Episodes’ (BBC2), ‘Josh’ (BBC3), ’Crackanory’(Dave) ‘Murder in Successville’ (BBC3), ’Watson & Oliver’ (BBC2), ‘Misfits’ (e4) and ‘Broadchurch’ (ITV). Jenny also works extensively in radio.
Jenny has written and performed three solo Edinburgh shows, the most recent of which was in the the 25 best reviewed comedy shows of 2019.
“Jenny Bede combines her sharp wit, stories of a failed noughties pop career and love of musical theatre to create a glorious musical comedy in this absolutely hilarious hour.” ***** The Wee Review
“laughed solidly throughout ... guaranteed to lift your spirits” ***** Broadway World
“[Gives] her own unique spin on everything from gender politics to privilege, in this joyous celebration of musical theatre and modern pop music.” ***** Loose Lips
“Wickedly funny” **** ShortCom