Jason Cook

Jason Cook

Jason cook is an award winning stand-up and writer. Since 2005 he has written many critically acclaimed Stand-up shows, and has completed sell-out national and international tours, taken home the coveted award for Best International Show at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival and has performed stand-up on television on shows such as Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), The Russell Howard Show (BBC), Stand-Up Central (Comedy Store). Since taking a step-back from stand up, Jason has focused his energy into Writing. Since 2010 Jason has written and starred in two series of the award winning BBC2 sitcom Hebburn,  a feature length special for GOLD  Murder on The Blackpool Express (which is the highest rating show in GOLD History!) and has just finished the follow up Murder on The Tyne which aired over Christmas 2018 with the third offering is currently in the works. Jason also wrote and starred in his own Radio 4 series Jason Cook’s Happiness HQ.

Aside from his own projects, Jason has written for Miranda (BBC1), Mock The Week (BBC1), Virtually Famous (E4), Comic Relief (BBC1), C-Bomb (BBC Three) and was the Head writer on The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central). Oh, and he won Celebrity Mastermind… so he’s clever too!

For adverts, Jason was the face of Jacob’s crackers, starring in the primetime television ads as ‘Jacob the Baker’ and also the Npower ‘standing up for customers’ campaign. He also runs his own comedy night and is a frequent choice for corporate bookings.

‘Jason Cook’s latest show is a wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing.’ – Time Out ★★★★★

‘This is powerful, visceral comedy that grabs your feelings and wrenches them from one direction to another.’ – Chortle ★★★★

 

PRESS:

Praise for Hebburn:

‘On the evidence of this new sitcom’s early episodes, new writer Jason Cook – an established live performer – but fresh to TV – has a long career ahead … Hebburn should run and run.’ – Radio Times

‘I loved it’ – The Independent

‘Hebburn also has a charm of its own that could make it another sleeper hit for the BBC’ – Chortle

 

 Praise for Jason:

‘Jason Cook’s latest show is a wonderfully life-affirming, beautifully crafted, total and utter joy. My jaw aches from laughing.’ – Time Out ★★★★★

‘‘the best MC this side of anywhere…. Geordie genius’ –Time Out

‘…surely the most raw, emotive and tear-jerking stand-up you’ll see on the Fringe. This is powerful, visceral comedy that grabs your feelings and wrenches them from one direction to another.’ – Chortle ★★★★

‘Few people have his warmth and spontaneity; it’s an act you’d gladly watch again and again’ – The Skinny ****

 

CONTACT:

Chris Lander – chris@mcintyre-ents.com

Kate Watson – kate@mcintyre-ents.com