Jo Brand does Sport Relief: "I'm thick skinned. I've had to be"
Brand has built a career around venomous sideswipes at the male of the species. just tied the knot with her boyfriend, Bernie Bourke, a psychiatric nurse. relationships to renounce their ideological resistance to marriage. There was a time when comedian and author Jo Brand thought she might never have She met her husband, psychiatric nurse Bernie Bourke, in the mids But for the first couple of years of their marriage, while living in a small Since having children, she's found a niche in comedy quiz shows. Jo Brand is funny, frank and the kind of feminist you'd want to be friends with. The year-old, who is married to Bernie Bourke with two children, . to have good friends, you have to work quite hard to keep the relationships going but it's worth it. . Quiz—How many old-school gadgets can you identify?.
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We're a very happy family. It is incredibly fulfilling and I think you'd be a pretty miserable person if you didn't enjoy it. I had a friend who, when she had two children under three, confided in me that she wished she had never done it which I think is a very unusual thing to hear.
Mine are great and I wish I'd had them earlier. Since then she's had successful television shows, including the award winning Jo Brand Through The Cakehole. But now there seems a slightly softer feel to the material. Hopefully I have matured over the years.
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Actually I never was, but hey that's what they liked to label me. That's so untrue, I'm married to one for gawd's sake. I think men are great but certain aspects of their behaviour towards women is execrable.
It's just another misconception and a way of knocking me. At the end of the day you can't worry about the press who are so simplistic and wanting to pigeonhole everyone, not just me. Now I just have to ignore it.
Was it hard becoming a mum later in life? Even nice things don't make you happy when you're tired. If I was 85 and at the school gate, having just eased myself out of my bath chair, then perhaps it would have been different. But there are a lot of year-old mums who behave like 50 year olds, and then there are a lot of older mums who are full of energy.Jo Brand - Live at the Apollo - Season 1 - Dead Parrot
Most of us manage the fateful things that happen in our lives the best we can, certainly not to a Stalin-like year plan. I don't think anyone should. I think that's the big problem these days.
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There's this expectation that medical science will let us do absolutely anything. When I got pregnant lots of people said, 'You're now going to have to stay in every night' and I said 'Yay, I can't wait'. So that's a 'no' then. Jo was 38 when she met her husband Bernie Bourke at a comedy show. They married in secret the next year. It came as a surprise to many - not least because after years of telling anti-men jokes some assumed she was a lesbian. So were the times strangers or even her plumber would congratulate her on her "lovely granddaughter".
They keep me young and make me get up in the morning. It wasn't a conscious effort to have kids later. It was just the way life goes. I don't think anyone should. She's a keen swimmer who braves Britain's choppy seas as often as she can. I was doing two shows a night for three-and-a-half weeks. I was virtually comatose during the day and so forced myself in.