Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Jessica Fostekew 2019 Best Comedy Show Nominee

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Who said an hour about body positivity and the evolution of gender roles couldn't be wildly, accessibly hilarious? The unlikely seed of this career-best show was a disastrous chat-up line at a gym, in which Fostekew had the title 'Hench' foisted upon her. That slang-praise for musculature was appropriate to the setting, at least, so why did it still not feel complimentary? Fostekew's exploration of enduring stereotypes - from pregnancy diaries to diet clubs - was tough, wise and wickedly funny.