Jenny Eclair


Jenny Eclair was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1995; the most prestigious prize in comedy. Since then, she has become a bestselling author, podcaster and presenter and taken multiple sell-out shows to audiences around the UK and internationally.

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Jenny Eclair at an event
Jenny Eclair at an event

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.

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, Sunday Times bestselling 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.

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. On the small screen, Jenny’s highlights include the Grumpy Old Women series, BBC’s Room 101 and QI, as well as ITV’s Loose Women and reality shows Splash and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Jenny is the writer of popular BBC Radio 4 monologue series, Little Lifetimes, and co-hosts the Menopausal-friendly podcast, Older and Wider, with Judith Holder.


Jenny at Corporate Events

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.

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