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Jo Brand Joins Scala Radio For Road Trip

BAFTA-winning comedian Jo Brand joins Scala Radio for a new four-part series across the station in August.

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News: Jo Brand and Hugh Dennis Headline Alzheimer’s Society’s Virtual Comedy Night

For one night this March, comedic legend and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Jo Brand will headline an online comedy event hosted by actor and comedian Hugh Dennis to raise money for people affected by dementia. Jo and Hugh will be joined by a stellar line up of well-known faces from the comedy world, with more names to be announced very soon. Joke’s on You, Dementia!

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News: Jo Brand To Front Programme Offering Tips On How To Stay Sane

 Channel 4 has commissioned Jo Brand to take an alphabetic romp through the most creative and Covid-friendly ways to help us stay sane over the months ahead via Jo Brand’s How to Stay Sane in a Mad World.

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News: Jo Brand To Front Special Benefit Gig For Late Friend Helen Griffin

Jo Brand is to front a special night in memory of much-loved actor, writer and activist Helen Griffin. 

Brand will be joined by friends to pay homage to Jo’s friend Helen, who passed away in 2018. The gig will take place in Swansea, which was Helen’s hometown, on March 31.

The line-up at the Grand will include fellow stand-up Andy Robinson, who has worked with Jo for over ten years, veteran Welsh comic Noel James, and more guests to be announced. 

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News: Jo Brand Stars In Panto Season

Jo Brand has been announced as the star of panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Richmond Theatre.

The comic will appear as the Wicked Queen alongside Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jon Clegg as Muddles and Jason Sutton as the Dame in "the fairest panto in the land"

Last year Julian Clary and Dawn French starred in a big budget production of Snow White at the London Palladium.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will run at the Richmond Theatre from Saturday, December 7 to Sunday, January 5.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.

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