On Stage

TK Maxx presents The Comedy Arena

Saturday

Long established as one of the UK’s best comics, Jo Brand has hosted The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4) for eight years. Jo is multi-talented to say the least, from taking the part of The Sergeant of Police in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at London’s Gielgud Theatre, to facing the formidable Alan Sugar for Comic Relief Does the Apprentice and learning to play the organ for a sell-out audience at The Royal Albert Hall for the BBC One show Play It Again.

She is both the star and writer of two sitcoms: 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, and Damned which aired on Channel 4. Jo’s credits include Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes (BBC One), the award-winning Through the Cakehole (Channel 4), hosting Have I Got News for You (BBC One), QI (BBC Two), and Would I Lie to You? (BBC One).

Jo has also written several highly acclaimed, best-selling books: Can’t Stand Up For Sitting Down, Look Back In Hunger, and The More You Ignore Me, which was adapted into a feature film and released in 2018.