26 September 1966
№ of episodes
4 regular shows
Born in Wales to Irish parents, she was brought up in Derbyshire, England.
Deciding she wanted to get into comedy, Caulfield worked as a waitress during the day, saved up her tips, bought a small mic & amp, and opened her own comedy club. After meeting her partner, the couple agreed a two-year plan to either make it or give up. Caulfield was soon writing for Graham Norton, getting her own gigs, doing a BBC Radio 4 show.
She has appeared at major comedy clubs, both in the UK and overseas, and has completed two solo nationwide tours, and a further three as support act of Graham Norton, Puppetry of the Penis, and Rory Bremner. For the last nine years, Caulfield has taken a new solo stand-up comedy show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Caulfield has been a Comedy Writer/Programme Consultant for all five series of the BAFTA Award-winning So Graham Norton. She was also head writer for Ruby Wax's Waiting Game.
List of appearancesEdit
- Series 4, Episode 5
- Series 4, Episode 6
- Series 5, Episode 2
- Series 5, Episode 4
- Series 5, Episode 9
- Series 5, Episode 12
Caulfield's own TV appearances include Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock the Week , The Stand-up Show, The Comedy Store, The World Stands Up, Have I Got News For You, Argumental and The Politics Show. Most recently, she appeared on 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow'.
She is also a TV warm-up artist, and is the regular warm-up for V Graham Norton. Other TV shows she works on include Have I Got News for You (with two appearances as a contestant), Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and Perfect World.
Acting credits include Family Affairs, Days Like These, Beast, and Get Real.
She has been a regular guest on many radio shows: It's Been a Bad Week, The Fred MacCauley Show, The Motion Show, Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Section, Quote... Unquote, The Sunday Programme (LBC Radio), The Now Show and Twenty Twenty. Caulfield recorded her own Radio 4 comedy series: It's That Jo Caulfield Again, which was broadcast from September 2005. A third series began broadcasting in June 2007. Jo Caulfield Won't Shut Up! began broadcasting in November 2009.
Caulfield met her husband, Scottish writer Kevin Anderson, after she played at his comedy club, the Hampstead Comedy Clinic in London early into her career. The couple married in New York City in 2002, and live in London.