Jake Yapp

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Jake Yapp is a British comedian who first came to prominence in the mid-1990s on Martin Kelner's radio shows on BBC North and Jazz FM playing the character Dame Dora Dale. This led to the award-winning BBC 7 show Pleased to Meet You [1] in 2006. Two new episodes were transmitted by BBC Radio 4 Extra over Christmas 2011.

A semi-finalist in the 2000 Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award, Yapp performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 (Bum Notes) and 2009 (Hallo, Music Lovers & Free at Four). He had a regular slot on BBC 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny breakfast show[2] until July 2011. Yapp also created and performed The Chesney Bentings Mysteries for BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce show as part of 2011's Comic Relief.

In August 2011, Yapp began presenting his own Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Leeds, as well as providing cover for Wes Butters during the week.[3]

He currently contributes to BBC2's Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe.

Yapp appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on 11 July 2014.


  1. ^ NewStatesman July 2006[dead link]
  2. ^ "Writer's Guild April 2011". Writersguild.org.uk. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "BBC Radio Leeds - Jake Yapp". Bbc.co.uk. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 

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