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Described by 'City Life' magazine as 'Delightfully Sinister' and Liverpool Comedy Festival as a 'dark comic genius,' Jo has been storming the UK comedy circuit for 4 years. She is an exuberant performer whose dark material is made effortlessly accessible by her enchanting, ebullient personality. Jo has been hilariously tickling audiences on such topics as death, organs and baboons. She is screamingly funny, or sometimes just screams funnily.
Jo gigs regularly at the Comedy Store and Manchester's Laughing Cows. She also frequently gigs outside the Northwest and has performed at many of the country's well-established venues such as the Glee Club, Comedy Kav, Rawhide and the Gilded Balloon. She has recently been enjoying some headlining spots, including one at The Lowry, compered by John Hegley.
Jo has been a semi-finalist in the 'BBC Comedian of the Year', 'So you think you're funny' and the 'Laughing Horse' competitions. She has also been the first female comedian in five years to make it to the finals of the 'Northwest Comedian of the Year' competition (2002). Jo has been a guest on BBC Radio Lancashire, and appeared on ITV1's 'Take the Mike', 'Stand up Britain', 'Made in the Northwest' and 'My Northwest.'
Jo is multi talented, having acted in such plays as Shelagh Delaney's 'A Taste of Honey', Cartwrights 'Two' and Mike Leigh's 'Abigail's Party.' She has also had parts in 'Emmerdale', 'Heartbeat' and 'Coronation Street'. She has performed comedy plays for Radio 4, is a member of the Radio 4 sketch team 'Turn Left at the Pier, she is also a member of the 'Bastard Funny' team of Stand Up comedians who perform sketches quarterly at 'The Green Room', this show is produced by the BBC.
highly humorous and distinctive act, one of the funniest things this reviewer
has seen in a long time." - Marissa Burgess, Manchester Evening News