Jo Brand
Name: Jo Brand
Hobbies/Interests: current affairs, human rights, politics
Charities: League Against Cruel Sports; Breast Cancer Care; The Children's Society; The Donna Louise Trust; Trees for Cities; The Donna Louise Trust; Alzheimer's Society; The Donna Louise Trust; The Donna Louise Trust; YMCA ; Alzheimer's Society; The Donna Louise Trust; Women's Aid Federation of England; Breast Cancer Care; Family Planning Association (FPA) UK; The Suzy Lamplugh Trust; Women's Aid Federation of England

Jo Brand is acknowledged as one of Britainé─˘s top comedians. She won the 1995 British Comedy Award for Best Stand Up Comic, and has written and presented two highly successful TV series. Her show Through the Cakehole for Channel 4 attracted over 3 million viewers in the UK, while Through the Christmas Cakehole was one of the top rating commissioned programmes on Channel 4.

In February 2009 Brand was among a group of British entertainers who wrote an open letter to The Times of London in support of the Bah?░'?? leaders then on trial in Iran.

Her current project is a BBC Four sitcom, Getting On, which she stars in and co-writes along with the other two main cast members. It is a gritty and realistic satire on the current state of the NHS, set in an old person's ward.

Joé─˘s unique razor sharp humour, and foul-mouthed mix of stand up and sketches makes for very entertaining awards hosting. (NB Not for the faint hearted!)