Jed is a well known Host & Compere on the corporate events circuit as well as being a highly entertaining After Dinner speaker
He started out fronting top comedy showband “Scholar” as guitarist and vocalist. The band were very popular in U.K., learning their craft the hard way starting by playing the then notorious Northern club, and progressing to touring Britain and eventually all over the Europe They released the single “Bambino” which unbelievably failed to reach the charts only by about 1 million copies!
The band however made many successful tours of Germany for Her Majesty’s Forces and of Europe for the United States Airforce and had a fantastic time doing it. When the band finally went their separate ways Jed moved into comedy, at first as a comedy guitar and vocalist in the same hard Working Mens Clubs and eventually becoming a stand up comic in his own right.
He has survived to tell the tale and he reckons that grounding has made him now into one the funniest and most respected comedians in Great Britain.
Jed is a comedy buff and a bit of a football anorak, and has an extensive collection of comedy classics from some of the greats of stand up, the old stuff is still the best stuff.
He and his wife Jackie raise money for The National Autistic Society through various events which included Jed competing in The Great North Run, he also raised money for Cerebal Palsy Sports.
Jed is in huge demand with Sporting Dinner and Corporate clients, and has the honour of regularly working with the cream of our sporting legends such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Ricky Hatton, Paul Gascoigne, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Henry Cooper, George Best, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Ricky Hatton, Paul Gascoigne, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Larry Holmes, Frank Bruno, Shane Warne, Lee Sharpe, Phil Tufnell, Graham Gooch OBE, Nigel Benn, Ron Atkinson, Steve Davis OBE, Denis Taylor, John Conteh, Alan Ball MBE, Alan Minter, Bob Champion MBE, Billy Bremner, Billy Beaumont OBE, Gordon Banks MBE, Nobby Stiles MBE, Jackie Charlton OBE, Fred Trueman OBE, George Cohen MBE, John Hartson, Tommy Docherty, Jeff Winter, Willie Thorne, Jan Molby, Bryan Robson, Chris Kamara, Howard Webb, John Aldridge, David Duckham MBE, Barry Fry, Phil Bennett OBE, Graham Poll, and many, many more on a weekly basis.
Jed recently performed at The Savoy Hotel, London at the legendary British Boxing Writers Dinner for Chairman Jim Rosenthal for the second year running, nobody has been asked to do this for the past 40 years.
Jed has a unique approach to After Dinner speaking, he is absolutely hilarious, very visual, very watchable, and his enthusiasm is boundless. He is ideal for mixed dinners and luncheons for guests of all ages.
As well as doing his comedy speech Jed can if required compere the entire evening including comedy auctions, the all important fundraising, raffles, heads and tails, and Irish bingo, or you could try his funny impossible quiz.
Jed has been privileged to help raise thousands and thousands of pounds performing at fund raising functions and golf days for some of Britain’s biggest and smallest charities, as well as sporting organisations large and small such as your local cricket, rugby, football or even squash clubs.
He has been involved with raising nearly £100,000 for Help For Heroes this year alone at various events including the Cignet Help For Heroes Golf Day at Stoke Park Golf Club, the celebrities at the event included Jimmy Tarbuck, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Sir Trevor Brooking, Olympians Denise Lewis, Daley Thompson and Chris Akabusi, Mark Bright, Will Greenwood and most of the England Rugby union team.
Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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