Jo Brand booked for IW Literary Festival

Jo Brand, one of the UK’s best loved comedians, has joined the line-up for the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival, from October 11 to 13 at Northwood House, Cowes.

The star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award winning series, Brand will be speaking about her new book, Born Lippy: How to Do Female.

In addition to memorable anecdotes from her life and career, Brand will share jokes and funny stories that have been coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse, stand-up and working mother of two.

Brand, who co-wrote and starred in two series of the sitcom Damned for Channel 4, in addition to appearances on QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, 8 of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You and Would I Lie to You, will be one of the 60-plus writers speaking at the eighth annual Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Julia Dams, programme director, said: “Following her sell out at the Oxford Literary Festival, we’re delighted to welcome Jo Brand to our 2019 festival. We can look forward to wit and wisdom in abundance from this wonderful raconteur. To avoid disappointment, you need to book early.”

Purchase tickets on line at or call 07821 123661. To book in person visit St Mary’s Entrance, Northwood House from 1pm to 2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.