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Jo Brand Quotes

Theres a general sense that women are more relaxed and less defensive in comedy than they used to be. I think its easier than it was but underlying it all there is still a pretty sexist view of women on stage, which to me hasnt changed that much.
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When I got married, the Sun ran the headline: 'Here comes the bride, all fat and wide.' Luckily, it was a few days after the wedding - but it was still hideous to read at a great romantic moment.

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I think some people ramp a side of themselves up for performance purposes.

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I have seen good nurses and bad nurses. They existed along a continuum: from hard-working, kind and competent people, to office-hugging, bone-idle types, to apathetic, disengaged automatons.

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Once you get labelled, people expect you to behave within the very narrow confines of that label.

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I used to get a lot of people saying 'Oh, you are such a lucky granny.' But the fact of the matter is you can be a grandma at 35 these days.

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I buy smoked mackerel in a vain attempt at being healthy. I do actually really like it, and you don't have to cook it, which is handy.

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I'm not really a churchy person, although I do think Jesus was a good bloke.

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There are comics who treat women fairly appallingly. But I can be great friends with them because I don't tend to do that ticking of boxes: it can make life too simplistic.

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I remember when Victoria Wood started to come through, and I thought she was great, though she and I are very different in our approach.

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I don't know really, it doesn't feel like it has changed to me but I think to have to move with the times. Try out different areas and not get stuck in 1978.

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I wouldn't say I was organised at all. I just have to prioritise. Is it more important for them to be organised, or to have their dinner, do you know what I mean?

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Suffice to say, many women find their first appearance on a comedy panel show to be their last. Second chances seem to be given less often to the female of the species.

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