Jessica Knappett

Writer / performer

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Photograph: Ray Burmiston

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Maureen Vincent (with Carly Peters)
Associate Agent: Carly Peters

Comedy

Agent: Maureen Vincent (with Carly Peters)
Associate Agent: Carly Peters

Acting

Associate Agent: Gabriella Capisani

Film, TV & Theatre

Jessica is best known for creating and starring in four series of her hit comedy show DRIFTERS which was the highest rated sitcom on E4 and repeated on Channel 4 to much critical acclaim, described by The Guardian as ‘essential viewing’. 

Jessica has now become one of the most sought after comedy writers developing a raft of new pilots for the UK and USA.

Jessica’s natural comic sensibility has led her to become a regular fixture on UK comedy entertainment Television and she has made numerous appearances on shows such as DRUNK HISTORY for Comedy Central, 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and CATS DOES COUNTDOWN for Channel 4 and GO 8 BIT for UKTV. She's will be a regular contestant of series 7 of award winning TASKMASTER this autumn, on DAVE. 

In addition to her own show, Jessica has also starred in box office hit films THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and Steve Coogan’s ALPHA PAPA and IRREVERSIBLE alongside David Schwimmer.

 

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE WEEKEND

2017

Objective Media Group/Tomato Tomato Ltd/Channel 4

Co-writing with Emerald Fennell. The project will be co-produced by Objective Media Group and their production company Tomato Tomato Ltd for Channel 4

LIPGLOSS

2017

Working Title TV

Co-writing with Emerald Fennell.

LADIES IN WAITING

2017

Various Artists

Co-writing with Emerald Fennell.

Radio

ProductionCompanyNotes

IN THE PARK

Slacktop / BBC

Pilot
Dir: Mark Elliot

LADY GARDEN

BBC Radio 4

Front Row 2008

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

DRIFTERS SERIES 4

2016

Bwark/E4

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer

DRIFTERS SERIES 3

2015

Bwark Productions

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer

DRIFTERS-SERIES TWO

2014

Bwark Productions for Channel 4

Creator, Writer & Associate Producer

DRIFTERS

2012

Bwark Productions

Creator, Writer & Associate Producer
6x 30' sitcom

8 OUT OF 10 CATS

2012

Channel 4 / Zeppotron

Writer / programme associate

NORTH VS SOUTH

2012

BBC

Panel Show Pilot

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS

2011

BBC

Sketch writer

ALL ABOUT ME

2011

ITV

Panel show pilot

BAD THINGS

2011

Channel X

Taster tape

LADY GARDEN

2011

BBC

Taster tape / BBC Online

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

LADY GARDEN TOP SECRET GIG

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

Edinburgh Festival 2010

LADY GARDEN

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs

Edinburgh Festival 2009

LADY GARDEN

Shiraz Productions

Edinburgh Festival 2008

LADY GARDEN

CAST Productions / Lady Garden

Hackney Empire

Comedy

Jessica is best known for creating and starring in four series of her hit comedy show DRIFTERS which was the highest rated sitcom on E4 and repeated on Channel 4 to much critical acclaim, described by The Guardian as ‘essential viewing’. 

Jessica has now become one of the most sought after comedy writers developing a raft of new pilots for the UK and USA.

Jessica’s natural comic sensibility has led her to become a regular fixture on UK comedy entertainment Television and she has made numerous appearances on shows such as DRUNK HISTORY for Comedy Central, 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and CATS DOES COUNTDOWN for Channel 4 and GO 8 BIT for UKTV. She's will be a regular contestant of series 7 of award winning TASKMASTER this autumn, on DAVE. 

In addition to her own show, Jessica has also starred in box office hit films THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and Steve Coogan’s ALPHA PAPA and IRREVERSIBLE alongside David Schwimmer.

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

TASKMASTER - series 7

Herself

Avalon/Dave

8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN

Herself

Zeppotron/Channel 4

CELEBRITY ADVICE BUREAU

Herself

Voltage TV Production / UKTV

ALAN DAVIES: AS YET UNTITLED

Panelist

Phil McIntyre TV

8 OUT OF 10 CATS

Guest

Zeppotron/Channel 4

DRUNK HISTORY

Herself

Tiger Aspect/Comedy Central

Acting

Jessica is best known for creating and starring in four series of her hit comedy show DRIFTERS which was the highest rated sitcom on E4 and repeated on Channel 4 to much critical acclaim, described by The Guardian as ‘essential viewing’. 

Jessica has now become one of the most sought after comedy writers developing a raft of new pilots for the UK and USA.

Jessica’s natural comic sensibility has led her to become a regular fixture on UK comedy entertainment Television and she has made numerous appearances on shows such as DRUNK HISTORY for Comedy Central, 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and CATS DOES COUNTDOWN for Channel 4 and GO 8 BIT for UKTV. She's will be a regular contestant of series 7 of award winning TASKMASTER this autumn, on DAVE. 

In addition to her own show, Jessica has also starred in box office hit films THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE and Steve Coogan’s ALPHA PAPA and IRREVERSIBLE alongside David Schwimmer.

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE LONG GOODBYE

Lisa

Bwark Films

ALPHA PAPA

WPC Ruth

Declan Lowney

Baby Cow

THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE

Lisa

Ben Palmer

Young Bwark Productions

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

STUCK - pilot

Charles

Hat Trick/Sky

EVERYTHING HAPPENS (Teaser)

Yvonne

Channel 4/Avalon

THE EDUCATOROR (Blap)

Ms Baines

Channel 4/Spelthorne

DRIFTERS Series 3

Meg (Series lead)

Al Campbell

Bwark/E4

DRUNK HISTORY

Narrator

Tiger Aspect

DRIFTERS Series 2

Meg (Series lead)

Tom Marshall

Bwark/ E4

IRREVERSIBLE (Pilot)

Sarah

Sony Pictures Television / ABC

LAID (Pilot)

Max

Alex Winckler

STV

DRIFTERS

Meg (Series Regular)

Simon Delaney

Bwark/E4

TWENTY TWELVE Series 2

Carey Turner

John Moreton

BBC Two

DRIFTERS PILOT

Meg

Chloe Thomas

Bwark / Channel 4

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC

Various

Paul Wheeler

BBC3 / Tinderbox

SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

TV Guest

Ben Wheatley

Baby Cow / BBC Comedy North

FUNCTION ROOM

PC Kelly Mink

Barbara Wiltshire

Zeppotron

LADY GARDEN

Taster tape

Phillip Breen

BBC

BAD THINGS

Taster tape

Phillip Breen

Channel K

COMING OF AGE

Alice

Ed Bye

BBC

DICK AND DOM'S FUNNY BUSINESS

Anne of Cleeves

Dez McCarthy

BBC

MEET THE PARENTS

Sister

Paul Young and Adam Wimpenny

Objective ./ E4

HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE Series 3

Harriet

Sam Leifer

Brown Eyed Boy/BBC3

LUNCH MONKEYS Series 2

Becky

Matt Holt

Channel K/BBC

IDEAL

Police officer

Ben Wheatley

Babycow/BBC Manchester

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE COUNTRY WIFE

Dainty Fidget

Polly Findlay

The Royal Exchange

LADY GARDEN TOP SECRET GIG

Phillip Breen

JUST FOR A LAUGH

The Comedy Store

Shiraz Productions

LADY GARDEN

Edinburgh Festival 2009

Mike Perrin for Just for Laughs

LADY GARDEN

Hackney Empire

CAST Productions/Lady Garden

LADY GARDEN

Edinburgh Festival 2008

Shiraz Productions

THE IVAN BRACKENBURY HOSPITAL RADIO SHOW

Edinburgh Festival

CKP

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

SHEDTOWN

Carly

BBC Radio 4

IN THE PARK

Mark Elliot

Slacktop/BBC

LADY GARDEN

Front Row 2004

BBC Radio 4