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News: Jo Brand Battery Acid Joke – "No Further Police Action"

The Metropolitan Police have decided to take no further action over Jo Brand's "battery acid" joke told on Radio 4 show Heresy on Tuesday.

It had been reported yesterday that the Metropolitan Police Force was assessing the joke following an allegation of incitement to violence.


News: Jo Brand Makes First Comments On Battery Acid Joke

Jo Brand has commented for the first time on the furore over her "battery acid" joke on Radio 4 programme Heresy.


News: BBC Cuts Jo Brand Battery Acid Joke From Catch Up Programme

The BBC has edited Jo Brand's "battery acid" joke out of the catch-up version of this Tuesday's edition of Radio 4 programme Heresy.

They have issued the following statement:

"We carefully considered the programme before broadcast. It was never intended to encourage or condone violence, and it does not do so, but we have noted the strong reaction to it. Comedy will always push boundaries and will continue to do so, but on this occasion we have decided to edit the programme. We regret any offence we have caused."


News: Jo Brand Battery Acid Joke Being Assessed By Police

It has been reported that the Metropolitan Police Force is assessing the "battery acid" joke made by Jo Brand on the Radio 4 comedy Heresy following an allegation of incitement to violence.

A spokesperson for the Met said: "Police have received an allegation of incitement to violence that was reported to the MPS on 13 June. The allegation relates to comments made on a radio programme. The allegation is currently being assessed. There have been no arrests and inquiries are ongoing."


News: BBC Defends Jo Brand Over Battery Acid Joke

The BBC has defended comedian Jo Brand over her joke about throwing battery acid instead of milkshake.

Brand made the joke on Tuesday night's edition of comedy show Heresy, which was broadcast on Radio 4 at 6.30pm.


News: Rob Brydon, Jo Brand, Rory Bremner Headline Slapstick Benefit

Rob Brydon is to host a fund-raiser for the UK’s biggest festival of screen comedy, Slapstick, at The Hexagon in Reading on Tuesday 7 May.

The line-up will also feature Jo Brand, comedy magician John Archer, Canadian stand-up star Dana Alexander, Rory Bremner, a master at mimicking top politicians with tight and topical wit and fellow impressionist Luke Kempner. 

News: Leicester Comedy Festival Awards For Jo Brand, Vikki Stone, Bec Hill & More

Leicester Comedy Festival has hosted its annual award ceremony at St Martins House (Leicester) honouring the comedians, venues and promoters that make the festival the largest and most successful comedy festival in Europe.


News: Jo Brand Profiled In BBC Doc

Comedian Jo Brand is profiled in a forthcoming edition of BBC One arts strand Imagine.


Ticket Offer: 2-4-1 Deal On Tracey Ullman & Jo Brand Events

Comedy icons Tracey Ullman and Jo Brand will both be appearing at the BFI Southbank this November to discuss their lives, humour and their comedy influences.

These special events will take place on November 14 and November 27 respectively as part of the current Comedy Genius season.

News: Line Up Announced for Jo Brand's Hospital Challenge

This summer BBC Two is bringing viewers Britain’s first medical themed quiz show.



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