Joivan Wade: Mandem On The Wall & Youngers

Date - 24 September, 2012, All News Comedy Television
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Joivan Wade plays Failia in the new E4 drama series Youngers alongside fellow Sainou actors Dee Kartier and Percelle Ascott.

E4, the channel that launched Skins, The Inbetweeners and Misfits, flagships this new 8 x 30′ drama series from Big Talk Productions set in the UK urban music scene. Youngers is written by Levi David Addai (My Murder, Micah – part of C4’s Coming Up new talent season), Georgia Lester (Skins) and Mark Catley (Eggbox, Casualty) and stars YouTube hit Mandem On The Wall aka BRIT school graduates Jovian Wade, Percelle Ascott and comedy actor Dee Kartier.

Mandem On The Wall is an original idea charting the lives of 3 youths, their lives and their wall. The comedy series has exploded online since its inception in August 2011 and is now to feature throughout the Youngers series.

Executive producer Luke Alkin commented: “British urban music has gone mainstream but artists like Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah were just like the characters in the series a few years ago, making music in their bedrooms and showcasing it on the internet.

“Levi David Addai captures this world in an incredibly fresh, funny and positive way. His characters are inner-city teenagers with dreams and ambitions for the future – and this is what makes Youngers feel so original and exciting.”


Joivan Wade trained at Brit School, and was a member of The National Youth Theatre.

He rose to prominence in the comedy trio Mandem on the Wall playing a series regular role in the hit E4 show Youngers.

He has worked alongside comedy legends David Walliams, Catherine Tate and Matt Lucas on BBC series Big School, Walliams and Friend and Pompidou. Joivan also worked with longstanding comedian Sir Lenny Henry in his TV adaption and theatre performance of Rudy’s Rare Records.

Other television credits include BBC crime drama The Interceptor, playing fan favourite Rigsy across two series of Doctor Who and series regular Jordan Johnson in Eastenders.

Film credits include lead roles in The Weekend Movie for Netflix Worldwide, VS. for BBC and Silvertown Films and the 4th instalment of Hollywood franchise The First Purge which is due to hit cinemas in July 2018.

Joivan is also co writer and founder of the online platform The Wall of Comedy Since its launch in 2015 the platform has spanned over 3.2 billion views, reaching over 107,000,000 people per week.

Joivan is co represented with Atlas Artists in LA.

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