Jocelyn Jee Esien

Biography: As multi-talented as she is funny, Jocelyn is an actress, stand-up, presenter, and writer who has an infectious enthusiasm for her favorite character creations. "My favorite one is this girl that loves horror films and she'd go up to someone and say, 'Have you got the time please?' and when they tell her the time she's got this torch (flashlight) and she switches the torch on underneath her chin and she says, 'Is it the witchin' hour?' There's no scripting at all, you just do what people will allow you to get away with."

Inspiration for characters sometimes come from everyday encounters with ordinary people. "We know the kind of people that we see in cafés in London. We know what they're like. So usually, on our way to rehearsals, we just remember this person that we saw, either it's the way they walk or the way they talk or it's just what they did, then that would just feed us for another character." One element of the show that has surprised Jocelyn is that they are
As multi-talented as she is funny, Jocelyn is an actress, stand-up, presenter, and writer who has an infectious enthusiasm for her favorite character creations. "My favorite one is this girl that loves horror films and she'd go up to someone and say, 'Have you got the time please?' and when they tell her the time she's got this torch (flashlight) and she switches the torch on underneath her chin and she says, 'Is it the witchin' hour?' There's no scripting at all, you just do what people will allow you to get away with."

Inspiration for characters sometimes come from everyday encounters with ordinary people. "We know the kind of people that we see in cafés in London. We know what they're like. So usually, on our way to rehearsals, we just remember this person that we saw, either it's the way they walk or the way they talk or it's just what they did, then that would just feed us for another character."

One element of the show that has surprised Jocelyn is that they are always so warmly received. "We've actually been really, really lucky that people haven't been mad at us. We meet lots of mad people on the streets, but we try not to speak to those ones."
However, the young comic has far more concerns about the reaction from her mom and dad, and she finds she needs to edit their viewing. "When I see rude bits in there, I say 'that's Tameka or Ninia', I don't say 'that's me' and their eyesight's so bad, that they don't know the difference."
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Jocelyn Jee Esien's Scores

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Average career score: 48
Highest Metascore: 48 Babymother
Lowest Metascore: 48 Babymother
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1 movie review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
48 Babymother Mar 17, 2000 Yvette - Her Other Best Friend 8.3