JoJo Smith

"A manic force, leading where male stand-ups fear to tread" Sydney Morning Herald
"Raunchy comedienne, very, very funny"  London Evening Standard

 

In the last two decades JoJo has gone from open spot to late night TV personality, from global fame on the Internet to international comedy performer, not bad going for someone who until then had never stood on a stage in her life.

International performances include sold out tours of Europe, South Africa, Australia, China, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi. Her strong views had her proclaimed a feminist icon in Cape Town, and quite frankly the laid back Aussies wondered what had hit them. Safe to say she made quite an impact!

During the 40-odd episodes of Funny Business that JoJo wrote and presented she made a name for herself as a chat show host of the old school, that is she let the guests do the talking. Fifteen years as a newspaper journalist taught her you get more out of someone if you shut up. Her guests included Jimmy Cricket, Lee Evans, Jo Brand and Rich Hall.

A sold-out 20 date tour as support to Craig Charles quickly got her used to playing 1000+ seater venues, and she has consolidated her success as a stand-up by regularly topping the bills at venues all over the UK.