Jacob Jackman has made a distinct impression on Adelaide audiences with his versatile, occasionally surreal style of comedy. This impression was recently felt on national television as part of the RAW Comedy 2019 competition on SBS Viceland. The SA State Winner in 2019, Jackman was also a State Finalist in 2018, the same year he was nominated for the Adelaide Comedy ‘Best Comedian’, ‘Best Writer’, and ‘Progress and Development’ awards.
Incorporating bizarre prop comedy, tongue-in-cheek musical comedy, and wry improvisation into sardonic storytelling, Jacob Jackman debuted his first solo hour of stand up comedy titled Needs Work in the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. His follow-up, an entirely new hour titled From Bad To Worse, showcases a young, independent comedian honing his voice.
Debuting at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe, From Bad To Worse is the product of extensive performing and hard work. Striving to regularly deliver strong and consistent material, Jacob also produces and manages a number of comedy rooms in Adelaide. The most notable of these is Giggles, an experimental show that runs every Wednesday in the basement of Rhino Room, the centre of stand-up comedy in Adelaide. Providing inclusive spaces for young and established comedians to thrive, Giggles has developed a cult following with Adelaide audiences, with Jackman expanding his creative output as a performer and producer.
Cited as a “purveyor of upbeat snark and whimsy” (Funny United), Jacob has opened for acts such as Tom Gleeson, Fiona O’Loughlin, Aaron Gocs, and Greg Fleet. He performed as part of the Mount Gambier Fringe in 2019, the Blenheim Festival in 2018, and hosted the Rhino Room Late Show in 2019. While From Bad To Worse is immured in familiar elements of the absurd and ironic, at its heart it is simply about a man trying to find the time to love his pets while the world collapses around him.
Running from March 3-7 at Hell’s Kitchen, Rhino Room, 7:15pm. Tickets available through FringeTix.