Jo Brand(1957-), Comedian and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Brand was a pioneer of the alternative comedy scene. Having worked as a psychiatric nurse, and with strongly feminist views, she started performing in 1987. By 1993 she had her own series on Channel 4, Jo Brand through the Cakehole that she co-wrote. She has had several solo television series, appeared in others, and has presented shows including Jo Brand's Commercial Breakdown. Jo Brand continues to give live stand-up performances as well as appearing on television and radio. In 2011 she won a Best TV Comedy Actress BAFTA for the satire of the NHS, Getting On.
Watch Paul Merton talking about Jo Brand in the Media section below
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