Jen Brister: The Other Mother

Jen Brister [by Idil Sukan]

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Part of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival

Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor who has performed five solo shows around the world and appeared on Comedy Central, BBC Two's Live at The Apollo and Frankie Boyle's New World Order.

And, more recently, she became a mum too, after her partner gave birth to twins, and admits that like every new parent, she had absolutely no clue what she was doing. ‘Add “gay” and “non-biological” to the mix and what do you get? Not a weird box of detergent, but a panicked beige lesbian desperately googling, ‘Will my babies love me?’ at 3am,’ she says.

The Other Mother is a book for any parent who feels they don’t fit the mould of a traditional 2.4 family, offering a very funny, very honest look at life as a parent: from IVF awfulness to crying over the pages of sleep training manuals.

In association with Chortle

This session is also included in Chortle Comedy Book Festival Day Ticket. Access to single sessions for Day Ticket holders is subject to room capacity.


Name: Jen Brister: The Other Mother
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546