Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is “one of the finest female comics at work” (The Observer) and has recently been nominated as “the best female Stand-Up in the country” (Chortle). She is also Graham Norton’s head writer. “She is, quite simply, a damn funny woman” (The Scotsman).
Jo was born in Wales to Irish parents and brought up in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. She grew up believing the East Midlands was her oyster. She is in demand at all major UK comedy clubs, and has completed three nationwide theatre tours and successful shows at the Edinburgh festival. A fourth tour commences April 2008. Recent international performances include New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.
“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.” (The Times).“Definitely the rising star of women’s comedy. Her mixture of cut throat wit and wildly accurate observation regularly brings audiences to their knees with laughter.” (Evening Standard).
Jo Caulfield also hosts many corporate events and Award ceremonies, most recently hosting The Scottish Design Awards, The Boss Awards and The Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.
Jo is a regular guest on both Mock The Week (BBC2) and Have I Got News For You (BBC1).Other recent TV appearances include: Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Saturday Night Live (ITV1), The Comedy Store series 2, 4 & 7 (Ch5), The Comedian’s Comedian (Ch4), Music Hall Meltdown (BBC4), The Bigger Picture (BBC2), Dawn French’s Girls Who Do Comedy (BBC2), The Stand Up Show (BBC1) and World Stand’s Up (Paramount/Comedy Central).
Jo wrote and starred in 3 series of her own critically acclaimed Radio 4 comedy show, “It’s That Jo Caulfield Again”. Three episodes are available for download elsewhere in this site. She is currently writing a new Radio 4 comedy series – to be recorded later this year.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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