Awards Ceremony Host Revealed - Jen Brister

Awards Ceremony Host Revealed - Jen Brister


We are pleased to announce that comedian Jen Brister will be hosting the makers & shakers Awards inaugural ceremony on December 14th 2020.

Throughout the evening Jen will be joined by our panel of well-respected judges, which includes representatives from NETFLIX, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, ACNE, Orca Studios and OLFFI to unveil the winners.


Having recently appeared on BBC Two’s Live At The Apollo, Stand Up at BBC Wales, The Now Show and The News Quiz (BBC R4), Jen Brister is a rising star of the British comedy scene. She has received critical acclaim for her latest Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘ Meaningless ’ which is currently on its second successful run at The Soho Theatre and selling out it’s UK tour dates up and down the country.

Jen has taken several extremely well-received solo shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she started as part of the prestigious show, The Comedy Zone at the Pleasance. Jen has also taken solo shows to the Adelaide & Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

Jen has previously worked at BBC 6 Music where she presented a number of different shows including the weekend overnights, the weekend breakfast show and stand-ins for Lauren Laverne, Liz Kershaw and Jon Holmes. Jen also starred in Russell Brand & Trevor Lock’s ‘ Cloud Cuckoo Land ’ for BBC Radio 2.

Jen has performed stand up in clubs all over the country (literally) as well as sketch comedy in numerous sketch groups including the Loose Connection.

Watch Jen hosting the makers & shakers Awards winners during our virtual ceremony on December 14th hosted by FOCUS 2020, the meeting place for international production.

Register now for your free ticket and join us to celebrate the creativity and positivity of our industry.