We are delighted that award-winning comedian and writer Jo Caulfield will be hosting this year’s Personal Awards.
Best-known for her legendary one-woman shows, Jo Caulfield is one of the most popular comedians on the UK circuit and has recently been nominated as the best female Stand-Up.
Jo moved to London at the age of 17 to sing and play drums in a Rockabilly band, an unusual decision as she can neither sing nor play drums. After spells as a waitress she opened her own comedy club in the basement bar of The White Horse in Hampstead. Getting up on stage every week for 5 years gave her the invaluable experience for bantering with the audience and improvising on their comments.
In addition to her stand-up performances, Jo’s gone on to become a hugely successful comedy writer and was programme consultant for all five series of the BAFTA Award-winning So Graham Norton. She also wrote the monologues on Graham’s American TV show and has written for Anne Robinson, Marcus Brigstocke, Joan Rivers and Ant & Dec amongst many others.
On TV, Jo is a regular guest on 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), Dawn French’s Girls Who Do Comedy (BBC2) and The Stand Up Show (BBC1)
Jo wrote and starred in three series of her own critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy show, It’s That Jo Caulfield Again and is currently writing a new Radio 4 comedy series. Her quick wit has led to guest spots on a huge variety of radio shows including The News Quiz (R4), Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive (R4), The Steve Wright Show (R2), The Now Show (R4), The Unbelievable Truth with David Mitchell (R4) and many more.
The awards are taking place on the same day and at the same location as the PFS Annual Conference 2019, in Birmingham. You can register for both events here.