It was announced today (Monday 26th February) that in celebration of her recently revealed memoir of the same name, comedian, novelist, and professional show-off Jenny Eclair is embarking on a nationwide tour with her brand-new autobiographical show Jokes, Jokes, Jokes Live!  This follows hot on the heels of a critically acclaimed and twice extended UK tour with Sixty! (FFS!), a successful series of live performances of the Older And Wider podcast with co-host Judith Holder and taking part in the 15th series of the critically acclaimed global hit, Taskmaster.  Jokes, Jokes, Jokes Live! will commence on 5th October in Henley, head to London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on 16th October and finish in Norwich on 26th March 2025.

Tickets go on pre-sale via venues and Jenny’s mailing list on Thursday 29th February at 10am, and on general sale from Friday 1st March at 10am from

From drama school, (mostly drinking cider and eating sausage rolls), sleeping with men who looked like they lived under a carpet, punk poetry, anorexia, bedsit misery, waitressing and not really having a clue about anything, to being the first woman to win the Perrier Award, becoming a mother, author, grumpy old woman, podcaster and nana! ​ Still gigging to sell-out crowds forty years later, Jenny invites you to look back at what she can remember before she forgets everything. Warning, punk poetry, animal impressions and baritone nursery rhyme singing may feature.

Jenny says, “I’m delighted to announce that I shall be dragging my old carcass back on the road with a brand new show, and hopefully finding that cardigan I left in Toddington Service station last year.”

Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the Perrier Award – the UK’s top comedy award – in 1995. Since then, Jenny has taken multiple shows on tour around the country, most recently Sixty! (FFS!) which was extended twice due to its popularity. Jenny is well known for her starring role on BBC1’s Grumpy Old Women which ran for three series and was then adapted into four live shows touring across the UK and Australia, all of which Jenny co-wrote and starred in. Continuing her partnership with Judith Holder, producer of Grumpy Old Women, Jenny co-hosts the podcast Older and Wider the podcast for people who don’t know what a podcast is, a weekly ramble about life, with additional swearing. She is also the writer of the much-loved BBC Radio Four Little Lifetimes monologues which ran for seven series. Jenny was a contestant on series 15 of Taskmaster (Channel 4) and currently hosts the spin off podcast Taskmaster: The People’s Podcast. Eclair is also a critically acclaimed author with seven novels, a collection of short stories and a number of non-fiction books under her belt, the latest being Older and Wider – A Survivors Guide to the Menopause and most recently announced Jokes, Jokes, Jokes which is released in October.

Jenny’s TV appearances include Grumpy Old Women S1-3, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Celebrity MasterChef, The Great Pottery Throw Down Festive Celebrity Special, The Apprentice: You’re Fired!, Room 101, Celebrity Bridge of Lies (BBC), Taskmaster S15 (Channel 4), Loose Women, Pointless Celebrities, The Chase: Celebrity Special (ITV), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, QI (UKTV). Reality TV appearances include Splash and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (ITV) in 2010, in which Jenny came third.

What the press said about Sixty! (FFS!)

“a sensational job” ★ ★ ★ ★

Dominic Maxwell, The Times

‘this is a riotous girls’ night out from start to finish.’ ★ ★ ★ ★

Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday

“she is in ebullient form…a sharp and Joyous comic mind”

Brian Logan, The Guardian

Jokes, Jokes, Jokes Live! runs from 5th October 2024 – 26th March 2025

Full list of dates at

For more information and interview requests, please contact: Lucy Plosker –