‘The distinctly millennial rising star of the Edinburgh Fringe’ (New Statesman) Jacob Hawley can be seen on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Ladhood (BBC3) and is the creator and star of Radio 4’s Class Act and Welcome To Britain, a solo show based on his critically acclaimed stand-up hour, Howl.

Jacob is the presenter and creator of BBC Sounds’s Jacob Hawley: On Drugs and Jacob Hawley: On Love. The show charted 12th in the UK Top Podcast charts, was recommended by Great British Podcasts, regularly featured in Apple’s New and Noteworthy list and was highlighted in Cosmopolitan’s Top 55 Podcasts. The podcast earned him an ARIA (Audio & Radio Industry Awards) 2020 Silver Award for Best New Presenter and Bronze for New Voice Award at the Audio Production Awards (APAs), sponsored by Audible.

Jacob has rapidly generated interest as one of the boldest new voices on the circuit with his astute observations and political passion. His live shows have sold out at both The Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre.


He was brilliant and so lovely to work with. We hope to work with him again - the feedback from the client has been ace!

Marketing Society Event

Intelligent and important, his self-aware set sees him explore themes of class and identity in the modern world expertly

The Sunday Post

A down-to-earth talent who’s got it in spades, it’s an impressive, strong debut show that makes it feel like he’s already been doing this for years

The List

A mature, sharp wit, a relaxed manner and an undertow of political passion… Clever, and different

Bruce Dessau

Mocks blind patriotism in an enjoyably offbeat way. Nicely Wry

Steve Bennett, Chortle