Award-winning comedienne, actress and writer Jo Brand is to top the bill at Birmingham Press Club.
The nation’s best known funny lady will be special guest at a not-to-be-missed Press Club lunch on Thursday, May 2, when she will be awarded Lifetime Membership of the world’s oldest Press Club.
Jo worked for ten years as a psychiatric nurse before taking to the stage in a glittering career that has seen her win four British Comedy Awards, most recently last year as “The Best female TV comic.” This followed the accolade of a BAFTA in 2011 for “The best female performance in a comedy role.”
Jo is a well-known performer on television and radio, appearing in shows such as The Brain Drain, Jo Brand Through the Cakehole, Getting On and QI. And she is equally known for her forthright views on social and political issues, and her charitable interests in mental health and animal welfare issues. Currently, Jo is one of the judging panel on ITV’s celebrity diving series, Splash!
Press Club Chairman Ed James said: “Jo Brand is a star of showbiz and we are delighted that she has been able to take time out of her busy schedule to address the Press Club.” Booking details will be announced later.