Jenny Eclair was born Jenny Clare Hargreaves on 16 March 1960 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is regarded as one of the country’s funniest women. Her trademark high-octane performances and earthy, eyebrow raising routines, helped her to become the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award. Jenny started out writing punk poetry and after a career change to stand up comedy Jenny adopted the name ‘Eclair’ after pretending to be French whilst in Blackpool. She has since gone on to write and star in multiple one-woman shows as well as being a regular guest on radio and TV comedy shows, most famously Grumpy Old Women, and gain a reputation as a writer of novels, plays and newspaper columns.