Stand-up comedian 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. Jenny 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.

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.