(actual name: Jennifer Brister
) was born in February 1975 and is a stand-up comedian from South London.
Brister studied theatre at Middlesex University
, where she took a course in stand-up comedy in the mid 90s, which was the only course of its kind at the time in the UK. Other famous graduates include Alan Carr
, Renton Skinner
of the Dutch Elm Conservatoire and Shooting Stars
and Clare Warde
of the Runaway Lovers. Brister's first gig was a showcase for course and held at the Kings Head in Crouch End.
Since then, she has performed in London venues that include Comedy Camp, Banana Cabaret Comedy Store
The Kings Head and ED Comedy as well as hosting her own nights that include Hysterics at Shaun & Joe and CatFlap Comedy at the Player Bar, Soho.
She is also a comedy writer has and performed alongside Doug Faulkner & Clare Warde, as part of the comedy sketch group, The Loose Connection. They appeared regularly at the Hen & Chickens Theatre
, Etcetera Theatre
, Sketch Club and The Enterprise in the mid 2000s.
Brister is a lesbian and has lazily been dubbed the "poor man's Rhona Cameron
".Downs, Sean (June 2, 2006). "Try It". The Mirror
, p. 18.
2006: Brister appeared at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
with her show "Me, My Mother and I." In Time Out, March 2006, Jen stated "'It's really an exploration of my relationship with my mum. It's an analysis, as well, of where I am at this... Read More