Arts Desk ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine★★★★★, The Skinny★★★★, Fest ★★★★, Chortle ★★★★, Beyond The Joke ★★★★, The List ★★★★, I Talk Telly ★★★★★, Broadway Baby ★★★★★, Funny Women ★★★★, RGM ★★★★, Entertainment Focus ★★★★, Feminist Fringe Reviews ★★★★
She’s a star Brian Logan, The Guardian
She is a born performer – at ease with the audience, a naturally comical storyteller Alice Jones, The I
There’s little doubt that Adams is anything but stardom bound Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Multi-award winning comedian Jayde Adams will bring her debut nationwide tour with the celebrated show ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face’, to Nottingham hot off the heels of a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which saw her 4th solo show receive 13 five and four star reviews. Tickets can be found at JaydeAdams.com.
Building on the momentum of the hit show, Jayde recorded her first special for Amazon Prime which was captured in two performances at the newly renovated Bloomsbury Theatre in London and is set for worldwide release this year.
The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face sees the Bristolian stand-up take a completely new direction, she’s packed away the sequins and glamour (for now) and has gotten rid of the show stopping music numbers and glitzy costumes to reinvent herself as a ‘Successful Independent Woman Person’, exploring what it means to be a feminist in 2019, and to showcase herself as an intelligent working class voice. Woman of the people and “Britain’s Funniest Woman comic” (Daily Mail) invites you to discover what it takes to be a real role model, whilst wearing the feminist wardrobe staple attire; the Serious Black Jumper™.
Jayde’s “rafter-rattling” (Alice Jones, The I) performances earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Awards, followed by a spot on the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. 2019 saw Jayde host a wildly successful podcast with Scott Mills with the BBC in the lead up to Eurovision 2019, host BBC4’s Eurovision Semi Finals from Tel Aviv, co-host Channel 4’s brand new culinary entertainment series Snackmasters which is released this Autumn, as well as bringing her cult live musical comedy show, Amusical to the screen for the very first time for Comedy Central.
A regular on our screens, Jayde recently featured as a guest on Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, The Chris Ramsay Show (Comedy Central), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4), Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit (Dave), Good Omens (Amazon Prime), and Russell Brand’s Stand Off for Comic Relief (BBC). Jayde wrote and starred in her own Sky Halloween Comedy Short Bloody Tracy with Guilty Party Pictures, as well as creating and starring in her own BBC Three short Affordable Meats, produced by Me & You Productions
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR THE BALLAD OF KYLIE JENNER’S OLD FACE
The Metro, Sharon Lougher – ★★★★★ “This is thoughtful, well-crafted stuff, brimming with funny gags and slide projections and a geneil accessibility to lighten the moments of passionate invective. It’s a must-see for teenage girls but take them quick”
The Telegraph, Tristram Fane Saunders – ★★★★ “winning combination of common sense and raw heart… Ironically, by taking year off singing Adams has really found her voice”
The Times, Dominic Maxwell – ★★★★“she delivers a show that unites the political with the personal in a way that many comics aim for, but few pull off with this sort of aplomb.” AND “warm and wonderful hour”
The Scotsman, Jay Richardson ★★★★ “Without all her usual razzle dazzle crutches, Adams seriously impresses with this tongue-in-cheek lecture, confirming that the seasoned stand-up’s gift of deeper analysis and capacity to project beyond herself were inside her all along”
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, Kate Copstick – ★★★★★ “a phenomenal stand up, and probably one of the most important comedy voices of her time”
Chortle, Steve Bennett – ★★★★ “powerful yet funny… a heady cocktail of jokes, purpose and passion”
Beyond The Joke, Bruce Dessau – ★★★★ “It’s time to take Jayde Adams seriously. But that doesn’t mean you aren’t permitted to laugh. In fact you probably won’t be able to stop yourself from laughing.”
The List, Claire Sawyers – ★★★★ “Still fabulous, but just being real”
I Talk Telly, Elliot Gonzalez – ★★★★★ “There are few performers at the Fringe able to deliver an hour of pure entertainment better than Jayde Adams”
Broadway Baby – ★★★★★ “So funny… and incredibly moving”
Funny Women, Kate Stone -★★★★ “She is a rare voice who is able to convey vulnerability poignantly. Adams always comes to the Fringe with a point to prove, and this year she definitely proved it!”
RGM – ★★★★”hilarious stories”
Feminist Fringe Reviews, Joanne Kilday ★★★★ “funny and honest”
Joe.co.uk, Nooruddean Chourdry – “Adams is a riot, littering the show with gags that range from piercingly acute to gloriously crude… Wickedly funny”
The Wee Review, Kevin Wight – “always to be admired”
Punchline Comedy – “While this might be a more serious show from Adams, it lacks none of her humour or forceful nature which she is known and loved for”
JAYDE ADAMS AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
The (Scottish) Sun’s Best Female Comedian WINNER 2017
The (Scottish) Sun’s Best Show of Edinburgh Fringe WINNER 2017
The Barry Awards (UK) aka Comedians Choice Best Performer Nominee 2017
lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2016
Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2017
Funny Women Award WINNER 2014