Jason Lewis (comedian)

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Jason Lewis
Born London, England
Nationality British/Trinidadian
Occupation Actor, writer, comedian

Jason Lewis (born in London, England) is a British actor, writer of Trinidadian descent. He is best known for his self-titled sketch comedy show The Jason Lewis Experience, which saw its first installment aired on MTV Base. He is due to begin a new series of The Jason Lewis Experience for BBC Three.

Career[edit]

Jason Lewis started his career training at The Anna Scher Theatre as an actor for 6 years.

In 2007 Lewis wrote and filmed the first installment of The Jason Lewis Experience, a series of short comedic sketches for YouTube.[1]

In 2008 MTV agreed to give Lewis his own sketch show on their channel. The Jason Lewis Experience debuted in January 2009 on MTV Base.

During 2009 Jason Lewis was cast as an actor and writer for BBC show Bellamy's People, created by the BAFTA Award winning Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. He also appeared in BBC2 hit sitcom Miranda and the second series of BBC Three sitcom Coming of Age

In 2010 Jason Lewis was a regular cast member in the third series of the BAFTA Award-winning The Armstrong and Miller Show for BBC1 and featured in the BAFTA Award-winning Harry and Paul, created by Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.[2]

During 2010 Lewis also created and starred in his own BBC online sketch comedy pilot show called SWA (Sniggers With Attitude),[3] which featured appearances from Paul Whitehouse, Noel Clarke, Rufus Hound, and Daniel Kaluuya. In June 2010 BBC announced that Danny Cohen, controller of BBC Three had commissioned Jason Lewis his own pilot titled The Jason Lewis Experience for the channel. The recently shot pilot featured Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Daniel Kaluuya, Trevor Nelson and David Schneider.

Jason was crowned a 'Broadcast Hotshot' of the TV Industry by Broadcast Magazine.

Lewis was featured in the 12th series of Holby City where he played Chris Brand. He also starred in a revival of The Fast Show.

In 2012 Jason played an American reporter Scott in Red Lights.

Lewis played Warden Wagatungi in series 2 and 3 of the award-winning Harry and Paul.

Jason featured in series 4 and 6 of popular children's TV programme Horrible Histories, which both won BAFTA awards.

In 2015 Jason starred as Curtis Broome in the third series of Some Girls for BBC Three. He also was a main cast member in the first series of critically acclaimed comedy Murder In Successville as seen on BBC Three Lewis is currently shooting the second series set to air 2016.

Other work[edit]

Jason has released many music spoofs. Artists he's parodied include Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. On 14 July 2009 Jason along with close friend Daniel Kaluuya released a parody of Boy Better Know's Too Many Man, titled Too Many Weave. It was based upon the fact they thought that nowadays too many women wear fake hair (hair extensions). The video was in YouTube's Most Viewed for the 14, 15 and 16 July that year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Jason Lewis Experience". Youtube.com. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vlvrh Harry and Paul
  3. ^ "SWA (Sniggers With Attitude)". Bbc.co.uk. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Too Many Weave". Youtube.com. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 

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