Jake is a broadcaster, writer and composer, known for his fast paced monologues including Radio 4 in 4 Minutes. Despite this satirical approach to the station, Radio 4 commissioned Jake to record a pilot of Jake Yapp’s Media Circus which was broadcast in 2017 and a further series went out in March 2018. The series received phenomenal reviews and The Times even described him as a “dangerous comedian”. He also regularly contributes to The Now Show and other R4 topical programmes for which he also writes. He has also popped up on Brexitcast a few times lovingly parodying the hosts and their unique styles of presenting.
Jake was also the host and writer for The Hurting on Dave which was described by The Guardian as “One man’s mission to reinvent the clip show… to call it refreshing would be an understatement.” As the regular ‘Voice of Dave’, Jake voices a large proportion of the channel’s promos and has appeared in-vision for Dave’s continuity stunts, the last of which won a Promax award for Best Script.
He has also hosted his own shows across various radio stations including TalkRadio, Sunday Breakfast with Jake Yapp, looked back at the week’s news with his unique take on all the big issues as well as the more surreal stories. Jake spent three years working on the 6Music Breakfast Show, writing, performing and producing hourly songs and sketches. He also wrote and performed Pleased to Meet You for BBC Radio 4 Extra, in which he played a little old lady called Dora Dale. He has also made regular appearances on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe performing his brilliant trademark monologues, and has also popped up on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Newsnight.
He has also composed music and jingle packages for clients as diverse as Max Factor USA, BBC Radio 2, UKTV Gold, BBC America and the Redskins football team
Online, Jake is a regular video contributor to The Poke.
In 2016 he had a hugely successful return to Edinburgh (after a 8 year hiatus) with his show One in a Million which looked at what makes us unique through character comedy, hilariously shrewd observations and his inimitable fast paced monologues. It received a glowing 4 star review from Kate Copstick in The Scotsman.