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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 31 May 2010.
Jo Brand, as one of Britain's best loved comedians, has a wickedly dry sense of humour and this comes across loud and clear in her biography. Hers is a fascinating story having swapped a career as a psychiatric nurse for a more daunting career in stand-up comedy. She is a great story teller, with laugh out loud moments as she covers her formative years and the highs and lows of her career to date.
Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice, she tells her story for the first time. What possessed her to become a professional comedian in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy after ten years as a psychiatric nurse? How did she deal with late night drunken audiences? From her early years growing up in a small south coast town with two brothers who toughened her up, to emerging on stage as 'The Sea Monster', Jo Brand tells it like it is with wit and candour.
|Publication date:||1st April 2010|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Primary Genre||Biographies & Autobiographies|
Jo Brand is a stand-up comic with many TV and radio shows to her name. She is married with two children and lives in South London.Photograph © Trevor LeightonMore About Jo Brand