Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Comedy (solo show, stand-up)

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  • 19:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Jen Brister
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year


Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any? 'A powerhouse performance' ****½ ( 'A big dose of double up funny' ***** ( 'Glorious raging' **** ( 'Brister uses anger to quite stunning comedic effect' ***** (Skinny). 'Blisteringly funny' **** (List).

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  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Gabi 92 days ago

Absolutely hilarious! As a non-parent it was nice to hear some honesty about parenthood. Very clever show that mixed jokes with privilege with serious concerns about it. I laughed so hard that I cried at points. My particular favourite part was about watching her kids come down the slide repeatedly. Enjoy!

Serena Langley 94 days ago

I loved this show. It was my first time seeing Jen Brister and I will definitely be seeking her out again in the future. I thought her show was hilarious, well observed and polished. She is a total pro! I don't have personal experience of the things she covers but everything felt relatable and very amusing.

Laura 100 days ago

Jen Brister is so far left she is almost right. And certainly thinks she is on every PC subject.
An accomplished performer, but also the epitome of the middle class white privilege she rails against, with a questionable dose of hetero hate which would now be illegal the other way round.
If you are LGBTQ plus and love being preached at you'll probably love this show. If you aren't, this is probably not for you.

Nicola 100 days ago

Excellent! And if her book is even half as good as the show I'll be recommending that to everyone too.

SANDY JOHNSON 103 days ago

Very funny show. Go see it!

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

Jen Brister is examining the idea of privilege. Why are we so reluctant to admit that we have it? As a middle-class mother to two white, probably cisgender, probably straight twin boys, her sons are in the high-risk category for becoming, in her words, 'entitled bellends'. While she had hoped...

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The List (3/5 stars) 86 days ago

A loud hour about kids, parenting and a socially-aware Scandi teenager...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Jen Brister has found a potent groove in her combustible angst of being a lesbian struggling to raise socially aware, four-year-old twin boys. ...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

Jen Brister’s impassioned gig is cathartic viewing for anyone who has been on Twitter at any point since 2016.It’s clear from promotional material that Jen Brister will be discussing motherhood; specif...

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Chortle (4.5/5 stars) 91 days ago

This is a phenomenal display of sinewy stand-up performance. Jen Brister dominates the room with superhuman energy, raging with vein-bulging ferocity at her targets, compelling the audience to follow her. ...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

Jen Brister’s latest Fringe hour Under Privilege is a slick, sharp and mirth-filled show discussing motherhood, class and privilege. The comedian is raising twin boys with her girlfriend – one is a chauvinist and one is a misogynist – and she wrestles with railing against systemic privilege while mothering two...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 97 days ago

A mum of four-year-old twin boys, Jen Brister is worried they’ll become patriarchal enablers unaware of their privilege in life: they already treat her like a servant. It’s through this frame that she explores what privilege is and how we can take it for granted, while being open and honest...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

The uncertain future of an unstable world will naturally lead to existential crises and a serious consideration of whether children should be brought into the world, and so, how they should be raised. Jen Brister is discussing motherhood at this year’s festival; in her own way she’s made a slick...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 104 days ago

Brister presents an hour’s whistle stop tour on the nature of privilege, and how we can stop it creating ‘total bell ends’. Her recent foray into parenthood, with the birth of her twin boys, is the framing of the performance as she delves boldly into amusing anecdotes of child rearing....

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