Stoke-on-Trent lass Jo D'Arcy may have escaped the classroom but her self-effacing tales of teaching Spanish to high school students continue to haunt her. In recent years, Jo has added to her success in numerous competitions to become a sought after act on the UK comedy circuit - playing at the likes of The Stand, The Glee, Just The Tonic and The Comedy Cafe (amongst many others). In 2014, Jo won Southport New Comedian of the Year and made it to the semi-finals of So You Think You're Funny. In 2015, she made it to the finals of the New Comedian of the Year, Hobgoblin Comedy Awards and the Breaking Talent Award at Birmingham Comedy Festival. This year she heads to the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the prestigious Big Value line-up.
“a pleasing depth to her self-effacing gags" Steve Bennett, Chortle
"D’Arcy certainly had funny bones and a clownish sensibility, a little like a female Rik Mayall at times ... could well go places." Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard