Jo Brand




BBC New Comedy Award

The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (participant)

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (participant)

The Brain Drain (team captain)

Comic Relief Does Fame Academy (participant)

Comic Relief Does The Apprentice (participant)

The Great British Bake Off (BBC2 coverage)

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (guest host)

Great Wall of Comedy

Have I Got News for You (guest host)

Jo Brand's Hot Potatoes

Let's Dance for Comic Relief (participant and guest judge)

Let's Dance for Sport Relief (guest judge)

Nobody Likes a Smartass

Show Me the Funny (guest judge)

The Speaker

Splash! (judge)

29 Minutes of Fame (team captain)


"Alternative" comedienne whose original career was as a psychiatric nurse, before being persuaded to give stand-up a try. For many years she was known for being brash and getting a lot of comic mileage out of being overweight, but in recent years she's mellowed (a bit) and enjoyed guest spots on shows as diverse as Countdown and Question Time.


Brand's original comedy series was entitled 'Jo Brand Through The Cakehole'.

She was apparently considered for the role of the odious Aunt Sponge in the 1990's film 'James and the Giant Peach', but the part was eventually given to the actress (and former University Challenge contestant) Miriam Margoyles.


c/o Vivienne Clore agency (link below)

Web links

Vivienne Clore agency page

Internet Movie Database entry

Wikipedia entry


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