Stand-up comedian Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1995. When it comes to corporate events, Jenny is experienced at both hosting awards ceremonies and performing after-dinner stand-up. She is particularly enjoys performing to audiences at women’s events and ladies’ luncheons, as well as events for the healthcare and teaching sectors.
Jenny has been spending autumn 2023 touring the UK with her hit show SIXTY! Plus (Ffs), an extension due to popular demand of her critically acclaimed SIXTY! (Ffs) tour. This serves as a timely sequel to her previous stand-up show How to be a Middle-Aged Woman (without going insane), that sold out in venues across the UK – and as far afield as Australia! Her biggest theatrical hit to date has been co-writing (with Judith Holder) and starring in all three Grumpy Old Women Live shows, both in the UK and Australia.
An acclaimed author, Jenny has written six critically acclaimed novels. Her latest, Older and Wider, combines Jenny’s quintessential wry humour whilst covering the almost taboo topic of menopause. She co-hosts the menopausal-friendly podcast of the same name, with Judith Hodder, and is also the writer of the popular BBC Radio 4 series of monologues, Little Lifetimes.
Small screen highlights include all the Grumpy Old Women series, The Apprentice: You’re Fired!, Room 101 (BBC), Loose Women (ITV), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (UKTV), QI (BBC Two), plus of course reality TV shows such as Splash and I’m a Celebrity (ITV) in 2010, where she came third. These are just a few of Jenny’s numerous TV and radio credits.
“Jenny was absolutely fantastic! She got the tone and tempo spot on and was a wonderful host.”
UK Sexual Health Awards
"Jenny was really good, she got the tone right and was incredibly funny. Every single person thought she was brilliant so please say thank you."
IM Awards 2019