BIOGRAPHY

This charismatic comic performs in comedy clubs worldwide where she is in as much demand for her compere abilities as she is for her comedy routine. Her natural stage presence alongside her "healthy neglect" attitude to life proves extremely popular amongst many and varied audiences including the armed forces where she remains as one of the few women to go to military bases to entertain the troops. She is regularly requested to support other comics on tour the likes of which have included Jenny Éclair, US Comic Louis Ramey, 4 poofs and a piano and Tom Stade. She is also a popular TV Warm up artist for studio based shows which have included the BBC1 sitcom The Old Guys and Badults on BBC Three

2012 saw Jojo co-write and perform a 6 part sketch show called “The Gates” which aired on BBC radio Scotland

She is a contributor to several publications including online magazine Standard Issue and has her own regular column in MADE magazine called Trust Jojo! as well as undertaking  a variety of other work including radio presenting, voiceovers, theatre performance and film.

2015 will see Jojo star in an online sitcom alongside Daniel Sloss and Tom Stade called M.U.F.F PRODUCTIONS

Jojo is a much sought after speaker at dinner and corporate events which she tailors to the individuals needs.

Since 2006 Jojo has run comedy workshops for Universal Comedy http://universalcomedy.info  which uses comedy as a tool to enhance self confidence and self esteem amongst people who suffer long term ill health and mental health issues and in 2013 devised and delivers tailored comedy workshops to Women in Business in association with RBS which she runs through her company Gagtraders Ltd – A comedy booking agency she founded and owns with her husband www.gagtraders.com

She has performed at The Edinburgh Festival since 2000 with her own theatre company One Handed Women which has written and produced several shows including "Wife Idol – The Rivals" which was based on Jojo's own experience of the award winning channel 4 programme Wife Swap.

In 2006 Jojo performed her first full length stand up show "Funny Money" to great acclaim and in 2009 her second stand up show "Jojo Sutherland stands up for herself" at the famous Stand Comedy Club and the following year as part of a record number of females performing a solo show with Jojo Sutherland goes for the jocular.

2013 was Jojo’s directorial debut at the Edinburgh festival with a comedy show called “ When I Grow up” with Juliette Burton which had a hugely successful run at The Gilded balloon with a follow up tour of Australia. She also directed Juliette’s follow up show  “Look at Me!” at the Edinburgh festival 2014 as well as performing her own stand up show JOJO SUTHERLAND – IN CONVERSATION whilst also being part of the cast of A split decision –a comedic play stage at The Assembly rooms regarding the Scottish referendum

 

JOJO SUTHERLAND STAND UP

Press quotes:

“A conversational style with humour so interwoven it seems effortless.”  www.chortle.co.uk

“A performer the audience could have watched all night” The Herald

“Outclassed her colleagues.” Evening News

“Deliciously cruel…The best antidote to mewling rugrats” The Herald

“A very funny lady well versed in the art of comedy” one4review

 

WHAT THE INDUSTRY SAY:

 

Julia Chamberlain

Comedy Booker

Jojo Sutherland has been a skilled, professional and above all funny comedian and compere at the gigs I have used her for. She is a generous performer who sets the scene just right, controlling the audience with warmth and wit.

 

Alex Petty

Promoter – Laughing Horse and Free Festival

A favourite performer at our venues, as headliner or compere - with hilarious tales our audiences always love.

 

John Fleming

Consultant off-Broadway theatre, author, sponsor three Edinburgh Fringe comedy awards, daily blogger etc etc

Jojo is a wonderfully warm, intelligent and funny stand-up who comes from a very highly literate background and can play to all types of audiences in any type of venue with equal success.

 

Lynsey Austin

Sales and Marketing Coordinator - Expeditors International

Jojo is a very talented comedienne, her material is always fresh and she's an excellent act to book. She is well respected in the industry, and rates amongst the UK's top females.

 

video clip available

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB04gNzhLa0

 

RADIO APPEARANCES

THE GATES – BBC RADIO SCOTLAND  ( WRITER AND PERFORMER)

LIVE AT THE STAND – RADIO SCOTLAND (PERFORMER)

STAND UP – RADIO 4 EXTRA

FUNNY KIND OF FAMILY – RADIO SCOTLAND

COMEDY ZONE – BBC RADIO  ( PRESENTER)

SUPERSTATION ORKNEY – ( PRESENTER)

JUBILEE FM – (PRESENTER)

WOMENS HOUR – BBC RADIO 4 ( CONTRIBUTOR)

MACAULAY &CO  - BBC RADIO SCOTLAND( CONTRIBUTOR, VARIOUS)

COMEDY CAFÉ- BBC RADIO SCOTLAND ( CONTRIBUTOR, VARIOUS)

CALL KAYE  ( now called morning call)( CONTRIBUTOR, VARIOUS)

 

TV WARM UP

THE OLD GUYS     - BBC 1

BADULTS – BBC3

 

VOICEOVERS

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INFOMERCIAL

OVD RUM

POST OFFICE OLYMPIC CELEBRATION

GHA ( Glasgow Housing association)

SCOTTISH POWER

RBS – INTERNAL TRAINING VIDEO

 

FILM

 

LET’S GO SWIMMING - ( SHORT FILM STARRING JOSIE LONG)

DUAL – EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL

MARTYR HARRY – INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION

CHANNEL 4 COMEDY BLAPS  - CARAVAN OF KIRK

 

TRAINING FILM

 

STRATHCLYDE POLICE ROAD SAFETY  - 20/20 PRODUCTIONS

 

TOUR SUPPORT

 

TOM STADE 

JENNY ÉCLAIR

4 POOFS AND A PIANO

LOUIS RAMEY

 

CORPORATE CLIENTS

 

RBS                                                 - GROSVENOR HOTEL, LONDON

MICROSOFT (SCOTLAND)        - EICC

STANDARD LIFE                        - HEADQUARTERS

MERIDIAN                                   - CALEDONIAN HOTEL, EDINBURGH

HEINEKEN UK                            - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

ELECTRICIANS GUILD               - CORN EXCHANGE, EDINBURGH

 

CHARITY DINNERS

 

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

WAVERLEY CARE

ALTZHEIMER SCOTLAND

DIABETES UK

AFTER DINNER SPEAKING

 

HIBERNIAN FC

DALKEITH RUGBY CLUB

MONTROSE LADIES

NUMEROUS GOLF/RUGBY AND FOOTBALL CLUBS FOR SINGLE AND MIXED  GROUPS