‘The distinctly millennial rising star of the Edinburgh Fringe’ (New Statesman) Jacob Hawley is the creator and star of BBC Radio 4’s Welcome to Britain, a solo show based on his critically acclaimed debut stand-up hour Howl, and he can be regularly heard on BBC 5 Live’s Sarah Brett Show. He is also the presenter and creator of BBC Sounds’s Jacob Hawley: On Drugs which has been featured in the iTunes Top 50 Shows and earned him and ARIA (Audio & Radio Industry Awards) 2020 nomination for Best New Presenter. A second series Jacob Hawley: On Love has been commissioned by BBC Sounds.
Jacob has rapidly generated interest as one of the boldest new voices on the circuit with his astute observations and political passion. His short films have been showcased on BBC Three, his work with UniLad has reached more than 3.5 million viewers, and BBC’s Top Ten Gags from Edinburgh have featured his jokes.
After reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award, writing and starring in numerous shorts for BBC3 and featuring on Radio 4 and Talksport, Jacob has become a critically acclaimed new voice in comedy. A well honed live act, he regularly performs at some of the biggest and best clubs in the UK and continues to develop his own projects for TV and Radio.
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
A mature, sharp wit, a relaxed manner and an undertow of political passion… Clever, and different
Mocks blind patriotism in an enjoyably offbeat way. Nicely Wry
Steve Bennett, Chortle