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.