Jo Brand wins comedy award

Jo Brand with Mayor Kim Forward at a fundraiser last year
Jo Brand with Mayor Kim Forward at a fundraiser last year

ONE of the town’s most famous faces won a prestigious comedy gong at a star-studded awards ceremony last week.

Jo Brand, 53, who lived in Hastings when she was growing up, was named Best TV Female Comic at The British comedy Awards on Saturday, January 22.

The former Helenswood pupil was recognised for her work in sitcom Getting On, and her appearances on panel shows like QI and Have I Got News For You. She beat Sarah Millican and Shappi Khorsandi to the prize and was a popular winner with the crowd.