ALL ABOUT JAYDE

“The future of British comedy” Diva Magazine

After appearances in Amazon Prime’s Good Omens (BBC), host of Netflix’s Crazy Delicious, co host with Fred Siriex on Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated show Snackmasters, and many more: it’s safe to say that when Dawn French says “Jayde Adams is the 3rd funniest woman in the world. Fact,” she might just be onto something.

Jayde has won and been nominated for several comedy awards including the coveted Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and after the success of her Edinburgh Fringe 2019 show ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face, she released the show under a different name ‘Serious Black Jumper’ on Amazon Prime to worldwide critical acclaim, including being long-listed for Best Variety Special Emmy by the Hollywood Reporter.

2021 is an exciting year for Jayde who stars in her first major role in a BBC 2 series written by Sophie Willan; Alma’s Not Normal.

Watch the critically acclaimed BBC 2 pilot here.

From a working-class background in Bristol (UK), zero formal training in anything other than fishmongery in the British supermarket Asda and Freestyle Disco Dancing at her aunties dance school, to finding her creative home with the drag queens of East London – Jayde Adams is a gay icon in the making. Just like Bette Midler’s humble beginnings at the Bath Houses, (Jayde’s first gig in London was actually at a disused brothel with a troupe of drag queens), her fast ascending star in a predominantly middle-class arts industry is all the more impressive.

“A fearless force of nature” The Independent.

By Stephanie Sian Smith

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