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Klaxon! Jo Brand to join us at BlogFest

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KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 13:13:37

Hooray - the fabulous Jo Brand will be giving a keynote speech at BlogFest! She's a comedian, writer, actor and (occasionally scurrilous) national treasure, and we're absolutely thrilled that she's going to be joining us.

Other recently-announced guests include roguish commentator Toby Young, who'll join Stella Creasy MP and Richard Bacon to ask 'what kind of internet do we want?'; authors Lionel Shriver and AL Kennedy, who'll talk about crafting a perfect narrative; and feminist icon Charlotte Raven, who'll help us tease out the answer to the question 'can you be a 'mummy blogger' - and still be a feminist?'

Plus the lovely Tim Dowling, the twinkly Prof Robert Winston, and the very wise Prof Tanya Byron - not to mention stylish politico Louise Mensch, gimlet-eyed commentator Glosswitch, and campaigning big guns Jack Monroe, and Laura Bates of Everyday Sexism.

It's shaping up to be a brilliant celebration of sharp writing and big ideas - so do join us on the 9th November at the suitably swish Kings Place in central London. Hurry though - tickets are selling fast, so book now to make sure you're there on the day!

MissMarplesBloomers Wed 04-Sep-13 16:18:58

I love Jo B! She'll be a hoot.

Merrylegs Wed 04-Sep-13 16:28:22

Jo B is fab, but does she warrant a klaxon? She is not a pustule.

JaquelineHyde Wed 04-Sep-13 18:53:50

Unless Jo Brand has a massive pulsating spot for us all to wish we could squeeze give advice about then this post should really not have a klaxon attached to it!

Jo brand is fab though would be better with a big spot to squeeze

PlentyOfPubeGardens Wed 04-Sep-13 19:02:15

I reckon Jo Brand would quite enjoy the KLAXON threads grin

KateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Sep-13 21:05:41

Ach, this is a special Jo Brand klaxon that doesn't need any squeezing at all, even to make a noise. It's a .. um.. remotely-operated, comedy klaxon.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 06-Sep-13 16:11:16

People who set the klaxon off incorrectly should be flogged.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 06-Sep-13 18:56:23

I had one behind my ear once that made a noise.

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Fri 06-Sep-13 23:20:30

Living the dream, plenty living the dream!

Jo would only sound the klaxon if her husband had a boil on his bollock, and she,d post pics.

I love Jo, she'd play me in the story of my life.

Doobydoo Sun 08-Sep-13 18:47:10

Jo Brand would turn up at the opening of an abbatoir if it gave her tedious

ButThereAgain Mon 09-Sep-13 09:09:18

That's a bit harsh isn't it?! It's her job to speak in front of audiences. So your comment is like lashing out at a plumber for always showing up when someone asks them to install a bath. She's just a good old pro, surely.

ButThereAgain Mon 09-Sep-13 09:22:59

Plus of course MN fits quite well with the kind of performer and person she is. I'm sure there's plenty of work she'd happily turn down.

(I have a soft spot for Jo Brand. Not always the funniest but she has been soldiering away successfully for decades, starting at a time when being a woman comedian was very much harder even than it still is today.)

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