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The ever-so quick-witted Jessica Fostekew’s new show Wench – not to be confused with her previous stand-up hour (and now Amazon Prime show) Hench – received high praise from Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, described as having “frenetic energy”. 

She’ll be bringing her charm to the North East, stopping off in the region at Durham’s Gala on Thursday 22nd and Newcastle’s The Stand on Sunday 25th September.   

Tackling life in a post-Covid world has been popular among British comedians, yet Fostekew is managing to stand out. The material performed has Fostekew struggling, feeling like the only person who still does the Wordle and facing a never-ending battle with her own lack of social skills – something we can all definitely relate to on some level.   

The comic isn’t afraid to explore deeper topics; a highlight of her set includes a dissection into the end of her relationship with the father of her child and her own sexuality.  

Fostekew also runs a highly successful podcast called Hoovering, in which she interviews celebrities about food, and she’s also a consistently hilarious regular on The Guilty Feminist Podcast. 

Jessica Fostekew performs at Gala Theatre, Durham’s on Thursday 22nd and The Stand, Newcastle on Sunday 25th September.

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