– GLOBAL RELEASE ON 3RD JANUARY 2020 –
The Metro ★★★★★, The Telegraph ★★★★, The Times ★★★★, The Scotsman ★★★★, Arts Desk ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★★, The Skinny★★★★, Fest ★★★★, Chortle ★★★★, Beyond The Joke ★★★★, The List ★★★★, I Talk Telly ★★★★★, Broadway Baby ★★★★★, Funny Women ★★★★, RGM ★★★★, Entertainment Focus ★★★★, Feminist Fringe Reviews ★★★★
It was announced today, Wednesday 20th November, that multi-award-winning comic Jayde Adams’ debut stand-up special will be released on Amazon Prime on Friday 3rd January with the critically-acclaimed and poignant show Serious Black Jumper.
Serious Black Jumper sees the Bristolian take a completely new direction. Having packed away the sequins and glamour (for now) Jayde has gotten rid of the show stopping musical numbers and glitzy costumes to reinvent herself as a ‘Successful Independent Woman Person’, exploring what it means to be a feminist this century. Working class woman of the people and “Britain’s Funniest Woman comic” (Daily Mail) invites you to discover what it takes to be a real role model, whilst wearing the feminist wardrobe staple attire; the Serious Black Jumper™.
The news arrives as Jayde embarks on her debut nationwide tour of the celebrated show from 24th November to 26th April including nine nights at Soho Theatre from 30th January hot off the heels of a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which saw her 4th solo show receive 13 five and four star reviews. Tickets can be found at ilovejaydeadams.com.
A regular on our screens, Jayde is the host of Channel 4’s brand new, high-concept food show Crazy Delicious, which is released in the new year, and the co-host of the channel’s culinary entertainment series Snackmasters, while she brought her cult live musical comedy show Amusical to the screen for the very first time for Comedy Central. Jayde has featured as a guest on Strictly It Takes Two (BBC Two), Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, The Chris Ramsay Show (Comedy Central), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit (Dave), Good Omens (Amazon Prime), and Russell Brand’s Stand Off for Comic Relief (BBC).
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR JAYDE ADAMS
The Metro, Sharon Lougher – ★★★★★ “This is thoughtful, well-crafted stuff, brimming with funny gags and slide projections and a geneil accessibility to lighten the moments of passionate invective. It’s a must-see for teenage girls but take them quick”
The Telegraph, Tristram Fane Saunders – ★★★★ “winning combination of common sense and raw heart… Ironically, by taking year off singing Adams has really found her voice”
The Times, Dominic Maxwell – ★★★★“she delivers a show that unites the political with the personal in a way that many comics aim for, but few pull off with this sort of aplomb.”
The Scotsman, Jay Richardson ★★★★ “Without all her usual razzle dazzle crutches, Adams seriously impresses with this tongue-in-cheek lecture, confirming that the seasoned stand-up’s gift of deeper analysis and capacity to project beyond herself were inside her all along”
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Kate Copstick – ★★★★★ “a phenomenal stand up, and probably one of the most important comedy voices of her time”
Chortle, Steve Bennett – ★★★★ “powerful yet funny… a heady cocktail of jokes, purpose and passion”
Beyond The Joke, Bruce Dessau – ★★★★ “It’s time to take Jayde Adams seriously. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t permitted to laugh. In fact you probably won’t be able to stop yourself from laughing.”
The List, Claire Sawyers – ★★★★ “Still fabulous, but just being real”
I Talk Telly, Elliot Gonzalez – ★★★★★ “There are few performers at the Fringe able to deliver an hour of pure entertainment better than Jayde Adams”
Broadway Baby – ★★★★★ “So funny… and incredibly moving”
Funny Women, Kate Stone –★★★★ “She is a rare voice who is able to convey vulnerability poignantly. Adams always comes to the Fringe with a point to prove, and this year she definitely proved it!”
RGM – ★★★★”hilarious stories”
Feminist Fringe Reviews, Joanne Kilday ★★★★ “funny and honest”
Joe.co.uk, Nooruddean Chourdry – “Adams is a riot, littering the show with gags that range from piercingly acute to gloriously crude… Wickedly funny”
The Wee Review, Kevin Wight – “always to be admired”
Punchline Comedy – “While this might be a more serious show from Adams, it lacks none of her humour or forceful nature which she is known and loved for”
JAYDE ADAMS AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
The (Scottish) Sun’s Best Female Comedian WINNER 2017
The (Scottish) Sun’s Best Show of Edinburgh Fringe WINNER 2017
The Barry Awards (UK) aka Comedians Choice Best Performer Nominee 2017
lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2016
Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2017
Funny Women Award WINNER 2014
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Florrie Sheehan: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222
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