Drawing: Jo Brand as the Genie in Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre

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Josephine Grace ‘Jo’ Brand is one of the UK’s best comics. The Observer listed her as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. She made her panto debut last month in the New Wimbledon’s production of Aladdin as the Genie of the Ring.

Jo won a BAFTA award for her role as Kim Wilde in the BBC sitcom Getting On, set in a  hospital’s geriatric ward, inspired by her earlier career as a psychiatric nurse. Jo also wrote with other core cast members Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdire winning the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Comedy in 2010.

She describes her genie appearance as “Julian Clary on steroids.”

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