I think there's a far more general audience now because I've done more populist stuff on telly.

Jo Brand

Jo Brand

Profession: Comedian
Nationality: British

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Even nice things don't make you happy when you're tired.

With two small children, I haven't had a wash since 2001 so the chance to go shopping is way down the list. It is something I do intend to get.

I swam at school a lot. Long-distance swimming in pools, and diving, then when we moved to Hastings when I was 13 I used to swim in the sea all the time; I loved it out of season and when it was rough.

How do you conduct an intimate relationship where no one ever loses it? Where no one ever lashes out, where no one ever smacks anyone in the mouth?

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

Regular panelists on shows can be terrifying. They own that space, and many guest comics suspect they are favoured in the edit, while their own hilarious jokes end up being ejected into the ether.

I'm sure some cynical people would point to that as the main reason for doing it for a lot of people.

So, I kind of rather was hoping that people thought it would have a nice mixture of different topics and it also takes in the fact that I've had two children recently.

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

In the end, punk inevitably burned itself out and acted as a bridge across which the New Romantics could sashay in their chiffon and glossy hair.

Christians have always been fodder for comedians who have tended to portray them as anoraks - slightly clammy, beatifically smiley dullards with barely a personality between them.

My mum taught me to knit when I was a child, and I turn to it, for some weird reason, when I'm feeling depressed.

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

As the Tories know, the problem with setting yourself up as a shining example for others to follow is that when you get caught out, that proverbial substance really hits the fan.