Born on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, Jessica Pratt has recently returned from 6 years living and working in Dubai, in the UAE. She has a degree in teaching and is a writer, comedian, improviser and performer.
Jess is the creator and writer of the sell out 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival sketch comedy show, You Throw Like a Girl. She is also the head writer for two web series: ‘Breaking News- A Recap’ and ‘Almost Viral’ and a contributor on the online comedy-writing platform Comedywire.com. Jess has performed stand up and improv at venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, LA, Melbourne and New York. She’s hosted weekly comedy nights for The Courtyard Playhouse and performed four nights a week with Dubai’s improv troupe, The Courtyard Players. She is currently teaching and performing with Impro Melbourne.
Jess has opened for local and international comedy acts, was part of the Dubai International Comedy Festival and has won two UAE Comedy Awards. She is married to a professional trumpet player so she’s also skilled at wearing earplugs.