Hello! My name is Jane Postlethwaite. I'm a Cumbrian comedian, actor and writer. I run a successful comedy book night in Brighton and I'm working on a new character comedy podcast. I'm a Funny Women Awards Finalist 2015 and a Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award Finalist 2015.

I've recently been on the Radio 4 comedy drama, 'Almost like being in love' written by Catriona Knox and produced by Caroline Raphael. The play stars Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones and Moorside) and Rosie Cavaliero (Hunderby and Midsomer Murders). You can find out more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mb1fy

My 2016 solo character show was 'Made in Cumbria'. The show had a sold out run Brighton Fringe in May 2016 with Lamb Comedy Productions. It was nominated for two Brighton Fringe awards - the Latest Comedy Award and for the Audience Choice Award.

My show debuted as my first ever Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016 with Sweet Venues. The show had sold out days and received great 4 & 5 star reviews. The show was directed by critically acclaimed comedy actress and writer Anna Morris (Bad Bridesmaid, Outnumbered) who has had 3 sell-out solo shows at the Fringe (Dolly Mixture, Would Like to Thank and It's Got to be Perfect). During the Edinburgh Fringe I was also performing in Anna's hit Fringe show It's Got to be Perfect at the Ballroom in the Voodoo Rooms. The show was sold out every day and also got rave 4 & 5 star reviews.

My character comedy show for 2017, 'The House' debuted at Brighton & was taken to Edinburgh Fringe throughout August with Sweet Venues.

I'm currently working on a series of character monologues that will be audio episodes and a new character show for 2018 currently under the working title of 'Last night at the Circus'.

Want to work with me? I run a handful of pop up comedy writing, character and women's workshops in Brighton, Hastings & Cumbria. Contact me for more details and just have a nosey around my website.

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Main photography by Richard Boll 2017