Multi-talented actor, writer, comedian Jason Lewis burst onto the UK comedy scene with his unique stand-up comedy routines, which wowed and intrigued audiences across the UK.
Despite his natural ability to bring a smile to any face, Jason had not planned to become a comedian. As a professional actor Jason trained at the Anna Scher Theatre for six years and constructed an award winning one man show Black O’ Rama at the Anna Scher Festival of Plays.
It was not long after Jason’s initial introduction to stand-up comedy that he began writing his digital showpiece, The Jason Lewis Experience; a unique presentation of sketch comedy at its best, looking at real life issues with a humorous twist. Jason gave people a taste of The Jason Lewis Experience with two sketches, Small Change and Ready for War, made available on YouTube. The positive response was a sign of things to come.
To date The Jason Lewis Experience has received rave reviews. The controversial sketch Black Boys; a spoof music video which pokes fun at certain celebrities within the entertainment industry, was an instant hit with viewers prompting interest from MTV and Channel4. The response to his work was so much so that Jason landed a role on The Andi O Show (part of the E4 Comedy Season, also know as Funny Cuts) and Adulthood, the sequel to the UK feature film Kidulthood.
The Jason Lewis Experience gained more exposure when producers from MTV Base agreed to broadcast selected sketches throughout Black History Month, during commercial breaks. MTV Base later decided to give The Jason Lewis Experience its own thirty-minute slot. As a credit to his hard work Jason received an Urban Comedy Award 2009 nomination for The Jason Lewis Experience, in the Best TV Performance category.
Jason was cast as an actor and writer for the new BBC sketch show Bellamy’s People, created by BAFTA award winners and UK comedy heavyweights, Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson and appeared as Mick in the award winning BBC sitcom Miranda.
To date Jason has appeared in Coming Of Age Series I & III (BBC), Holby City XII (BBC), Watson and Oliver (BBC), Jail Tales (BBC), the third series of Artmstrong and Miller (BBC) and the second series of Harry and Paul (BBC). Jason is also currently working on the second installment of The Jason Lewis Experience with the BBC which will be hitting our screens in 2011.
He has recently wrapped on shooting the Rodrigo Cortes feature ‘Red Lights’ opposite Robert De Nero, Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy.