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Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is “one of the finest female comics at work” according to The Observer and was nominated as the Funniest Woman 2010 (LAFTA Awards). She is also Graham Norton’s chief writer. She is, quite simply “a damn funny woman” (The Scotsman). Many of the points Jo Caulfield makes about the human condition would have sociologists stroking their beards in admiration, but her audience tend to be laughing too much to notice. “Do not miss her” says The Times.
Jo is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs and has taken her own critically acclaimed stand-up comedy shows to the Edinburgh Fringe eleven times. She has completed four nationwide theatre tours since her first in 2006. She has been nominated as Best Female Comedian 2002 (Chortle Awards), Best Compere 2004 (Chortle Awards) and one of The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups (Channel4).
Not just a brilliant live act, Jo has appeared on a variety of TV programmes including Michael MacIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You?, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Saturday Night Live, The Comedy Store series 2, 4 & 7, The Comedian’s Comedian, Dawn French’s Girls Who Do Comedy and World Stand’s Up. She has also provided her opinions on many list-type shows ranging from The Comic Side of 7 Days (BBC Three) to The Nation’s Favourite Cheap Television List Programme (All Channels).
In 2008 Jo wrote and starred in 3 series of her own critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy show, It’s That Jo Caulfield Again. She followed that up with another series titled Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up! in 2009. Over the years her quick wit has been in demand on numerous radio shows varying from BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz to The Steve Wright Show on BBC Radio 2.
Jo Caulfield was Comedy Writer on all five series of the BAFTA Award-winning So Graham Norton. She was head writer on Zoe Ball’s Strictly Dance Fever (BBC Three) and Ruby Wax’s Waiting Game (BBC One). She has also written for Joan Rivers, Anne Robinson, Denise Van Outen, Marcus Brigstocke and Ant & Dec, among others.
Jo has applied her acting skills to several sitcoms including Days Like These (ITV), Beast (BBC One), and Get Real (ITV). She played herself in Life’s A Pitch (BBC One) and played someone’s sister in Family Affairs (Channel 5). In 2012 Jo’s first CD Thinking Bad Thoughts was released via iTunes and she presented Laughing In All The Right Places for BBC Scotland.
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