Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face
If you’ve ever heard of Jayde Adams, you may be shocked to hear that there are no three piece wigs, a lack of floor-length sequence gowns, and there is not a drag queen in sight.
Jayde Adams is known for her over-the-top performances where nothing is off the table; not even singing opera in an ASDA apron.
However, in her new show, that is currently touring the UK, Adams has stripped all of that back and has taken a new approach to comedy.
After being told she was ‘not taken seriously enough to be a comedian’, she adopted the SBD, Serious Black Jumper.
Armed with her SBD, Bristolian accent and 35 years of working class fury, Adams takes on the social media titans of fourth wave feminism, such as the Kardashians, Jameela Jamil and the ‘first self-made, female billionaire’ whom the show is named after.
Not even the queen of pop, Beyoncé, is exempt from the firing line.
Following Beyoncé’s concert, Adams became confused at the message that she was sending, after standing in front of the word ‘feminist’ whilst her cheating husband was seen standing behind her and grabbing her.
For £189 it seems Adams wanted a little bit more from them, even if it was just someone to tell Jay-Z that wearing a plain, blue coat to his wife’s sold-out global arena tour was maybe not the best option.
Adams also tries to warn young girls of the cults that they are inadvertently joining by retweeting and subscribing and following women, who pose as the perfect feminists with their Tumblr-inspired messages of self-worth under an Instagram picture featuring their Botox-filled lips and photoshopped hour-glass figure.
Although she is wearing her turtleneck jumper and talking about how much the Spice Girls empowered a young Jayde Adams, she herself is not perfect.
Adams confesses to taking a small hit online at Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, and how the severe backlash she received over it showed just how well the group’s ‘anti-bullying campaign’ went.
This was an online attack that ended in a Welsh police officer informing Adams of how to move forward with regards to the 17-year-old Singaporean girl, who had threatened her with a gun, via Instagram.
Despite the onslaught of teenage girl rage, Adams takes to the stage, full of confidence and brings laugh after laugh with stories from her days as a 13-year-old disco-dancer, the horror of a date in a classy Parisian restaurant, all whilst poking fun at herself and holding up a spotlight to the real people who we should be taking notice of in this Kylie Jenner vortex that none of us can escape.
If you get the chance to see this comedy genius at work, I would highly recommend going; even if it is just to hear a brilliant Bristolian accent.