Jay Foreman (comedian)

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Jay Foreman
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Hammersmith Apollo, 24 November 2011
Background information
Born (1984-10-04) 4 October 1984 (age 30)
Origin Stanmore, North London, UK
Instruments Guitar

Jay Foreman (born 4 October 1984) is a British musical comedian based in London. His brother is the musician and beatboxer Beardyman. They have collaborated on stage several times.

Jay began performing comedy songs on acoustic guitar in 2005 at the University of York.[1] A lot of his live performances at University were filmed by York Student Television and made available online, gaining him a wide audience. He has since been featured as BBC New Talent Pick of the Fringe 2007, won 'Best Newcomer' at the Tuborg Musical Comedy awards 2009[2] and came third at the Musical Comedy Awards 2010.

He has appeared several times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including three solo musical comedy shows, Pretend You're Happy in 2010, We're Living in the Future in 2011 and No More Colours in 2013.

Jay Foreman's song Moon Chavs became a viral hit on YouTube, with more than two hundred different videos uploaded, totalling 2 million views. Another of Jay's songs, Stealing Food, was covered and played regularly by musical comedy veterans Kit and The Widow in their 2008 tour.[3]

Jay also works as a voiceover artist and presenter. His online documentary series Unfinished London led to various presenting roles, including The General Election Xplained, a film sent to every secondary school in the UK in 2010, which won gold at the New York Festival for best PR film.[4]

In 2009 he contributed jingles to the weekly comedy podcast Answer Me This!.[5]

In 2011 and 2012 he supported comedian Dave Gorman on his "Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation" tour.

In 2014, Foreman began contributing regular topical comedy songs on "Not The One Show", a magazine programme on London Live.


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