Since leaving her job as a psychiatric nurse in 1987, Jo has built a large following across the UK, male and female alike. Her "Through the Cakehole" series met with great acclaim, as did her 1996 series "All the Way to Worcester". Her diverse appeal is marked by appearances on such eclectic programmes as "Question Time" (BBC) to "Nevermind the Buzzcocks" and "Countdown" to "They Think It's All Over". She presented "Jo Brand's Commercial Breakdown" and her new series, "Jo Brand's Hot Potatoes" has been very well received. Jo has written two irreverent books "A Load of Old Balls" and "A Load of Old Ball Crunchers", about leading men and women of history.