Jo Brand

Long established as one of the UK’s best comics, Jo Brand has numerous TV appearances, acting and writing credits to her name.

Jo was the star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award winning series set on a hospital’s geriatric ward, which was partly inspired by her earlier career in nursing. She also co-wrote and starred two series of the sitcom Damned for Channel 4, which is about social workers.

Jo’s other television credits also includes Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes (BBC One) and the award-winning Through the Cakehole (Channel 4). Not to mention appearances on Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Live At The Apollo, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You.

She took part in The Great Comic Relief Bake Off after which she began hosting the popular The Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice.

Jo's new book Born Lippy: How to do Female is a brilliantly irreverent guide to life. Her novel The More You Ignore Me has been made into a feature film starring Sheridan Smith and was released in July 2018.

Pal Hansen