The Spotlight on… Jay Foreman

Name: Jay Foreman

jay_foreman2Where do you live: Kensal Rise. But by the time you’re reading this I’ve probably moved back in with my parents in Stanmore to hibernate from the recession.

How long have you been gigging for?: Nearly four years now.

What do you do?: A smooth rich blend of acoustic guitar music and sit-down comedy

Who makes you laugh?: In the last hour I’ve been in the mood for Monty Python, Tim Minchin, Ivor Cutler and Stewart Lee – who knows who I’ll be in the mood for after lunch!

At which London venues do you usually appear?: I’ve got a residency at the Queen’s Head in Piccadilly Circus, and I play at Zenith in Angel quite a lot. All sorts of comedy nights, and sometimes the odd music night too.

What is your favourite London venue?: There’s a fantastic venue in Leytonstone called the 491 Gallery which is basically a warehouse with beanbags for seats and a dog and cat wondering around. Unfortunately the only time I had a gig there, the police came and dispersed everyone cos it didn’t have a licence. So I’ve never actually played and it’s probably not a venue anymore.

What are you/should you be famous for?: A lot of people know me as the guy who wrote Moon Chavs, but I don’t think they exist outside YouTube. So I’ll go with being Beardyman’s brother.

What is your placing in the Top Million Comedians League?: I was out by one – but it’s humbling to know there are exactly a million people funnier than me.

Which celebrity do you look like?: I am the love child of Jarvis Cocker and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?: Julie Andrews. That would just ruin everything.

Audiences love it when I… fuck up and forget my own lyrics

Audiences hate it when I… fuck up and forget my own lyrics
And here’s his website, and here’s a clip of Jay in action:


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