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Jessica Knappett

Jessica Knappett is a British comedy writer and actress.

Knappett was the creator, writer, executive producer and star of the sitcom Drifters, produced by Bwark productions for E4, in which she played the role of Meg. Due to the popularity and success of the first series, it was quickly repeated on Channel 4 and later commissioned for a further three. Knappett was nominated for an RTS award for Best Comedy writer and Broadcast award for Drifters series 2. Series 4 aired on E4 and Channel 4 at the end of 2016.

Knappett played Lisa in The Inbetweeners Movie and appeared in Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge Movie Alpha Papa and the TV Movie Irreversible alongside David Schwimmer. Other credits include Drunk History for Comedy Central, Mid-Morning Matters for Sky One, Twenty Twelve for BBC Two, E4's Meet the Parents for Objective Productions, How Not to Live Your Life and Lunch Monkeys for BBC3. She also played the role of Carly in the BBC Radio 4 comedy series Shedtown alongside Johnny Vegas. She has also recorded a string of pilots, including Everything Happens for No Reason written by Richard Herring, alongside Noel Fielding.

Knappett makes frequent appearances on panel shows, including: 8 Out of 10 Cats and contributes to The Guardian, The Independent, Glamour, ShortList and NME.

She was also a contestant on series 7 of Dave comedy/gameshow Taskmaster, with James Acaster, Kerry Godliman, Phil Wang and Rhod Gilbert.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Dodger (2022)
Guest starring as The Countess
  • Episode 1x10: Revenge (Mar 13, 2022) [Special Guest Star]
Complaints Welcome (2021)
Starring as Jessica Knappett (6 episodes)
Question Team (2021)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Rob Beckett's Undeniable (2021)
Starring as Announcer (6 episodes)
Outsiders (2021)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett (6 episodes)
  • Episode 1x06: Day 6 (Nov 3, 2021)
  • Episode 1x05: Day 5 (Oct 27, 2021)
  • Episode 1x04: Day 4 (Oct 20, 2021)
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Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable (2021)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson (2020)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Guessable (2020)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Hitmen (2020)
Guest starring as Caroline
  • Episode 2x02: Sniper (Sep 29, 2021)
Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply (2019)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Zone of Champions (2019)
Starring as Nicky Brimble
Ghosts (2019)
Guest starring as Lucy (3 episodes)
Hypothetical (2019)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett (2 episodes)
Don't Hate the Playaz (2018)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
The Russell Howard Hour (2017)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit (2016)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Taskmaster (2015)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett (10 episodes)
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
  • Episode 7x02: Ibiza (Sep 17, 2018)
Drunk History (2015)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Florence Nightingale
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (2014)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett
Drifters (2013)
Starring as Meg
  • Episode 1x04: Dry Run (Nov 14, 2013)
The Last Leg (2013)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett (2 episodes)
Twenty Twelve (2011)
Guest starring as Carey Taylor
8 Out of 10 Cats (2005)
Guest starring as Jessica Knappett (4 episodes)
Avoidance ()
Starring as Claire

Crew Credits

Soulmates (2020)
Episode crew as Writer
Hitmen (2020)
Episode crew as Writer
  • Episode 2x04: Duel (Sep 29, 2021)
Drifters (2013)
Show crew as Creator
Show crew as Executive Producer
Show crew as Associate Producer
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