Jason Cook

"The best MC this side of anywhere…. Geordie genius!" Time Out

Be ready for pretty much anything when Jason Cook takes to the stage. Behind his cheerful Geordie exterior lurks a dark, sharp comedic mind capable of taking an unsuspecting audience to places they didn’t want to go. Jason has a way of presenting true-to-life stories that drag you in and won’t let go, close to the edge but always intriguing and blessed with the sort of charm that’ll have you laughing in spite of yourself.

Jason started a career in stand-up comedy in 2005 when he became part of a sketch group called Soups. Then with Lee Fenwick, he appeared in Die Clatterschenkfieternmaus. The act was styled as Germany’s most pretentious and confrontational synth-pop duo.

His 2007 solo show My Confessions won critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Inspired by his father’s stroke and recovery, it won the Best International Show category at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In his show the following year titled Joy Jason talked about his father’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer and his subsequent death.

In 2011, he created, co-wrote, and appeared in Hebburn on BBC2, a sitcom based in his hometown of the same name, in Tyne and Wear. He was also a writer for the hilarious Murder on the Blackpool Express, Death on the Tyne and Dial M for Middlesbrough.

His new solo stand-up show in 2014 Broken received rave reviews.

He has been a guest on John Bishop’s Only Joking and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.

He was also the face of the Jacobs Crackers advert!