I cannot abide anyone treating another human being like a piece of dirt, whatever the context.

Jo Brand

Jo Brand

Profession: Comedian
Nationality: British

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Not many women will go out on a limb to make themselves really unattractive and unfeminine so you can get the laughs, but it's a great thing to do in my book.

To me, a politician's job is to listen to constituents' problems and try to sort them out.

School was great. There were no boys there, which didn't really bother me at the time because I had two brothers, so I was quite pleased not to spend any more time with boys.

No one I know is actually so rude as to tell me I've become duller since having children. But I'm sure they think it.

When I was at school you got an overall general education on many things, even just basic facts.

Everyone in comedy thinks if you go to the U.S. you become a global star but, unfortunately, I've always been a bit anti-American - so I never did.

Whatever situation you are in, that is what is normal for you.

I tend to think the world is a bit of a miserable place, so anyone who can add to people's optimistic, cheerful side is doing a good job, which is what I hope I'm doing.

I was always being called upon to be an honorary boy alongside my brothers. I don't think I'd be a comic now if it hadn't been for that.

I thought I was funny as a kid. I used to play tricks on my brothers - I'd tie a two-shilling piece to a bit of cotton, then pull it away as they went to grab it.

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

I don't hold any candle for drama versus comedy.

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.

When you have children, your house smells very unpleasant all the time.