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Jo is an actor, comedian and writer

Her short comedy film ‘Spinster’ that she wrote, directed and performed, as her stand up character Mary Magdalene, has been shortlisted for the ‘World Wide Comedy Short Film Festival’ in 2018.

She has also written, produced and performed five, four star, Edinburgh Festival shows and was a ‘So You Think That’s Funny?’ Finalist.

Her debut comedy book ‘iScream’ reached No.17 on Amazon and continues to receive rave reviews.  ​​

She recently entered the exciting world of children’s books. ‘Standing on Custard’ and ‘A Squirrel’s Tail’ are available via www.standingoncustard.com and are huge hit with, children, parents and teachers. Her third children’s book ‘Molly, Chip and the Chair’ will be released in 2018.

She also loves radio and podcasts she co-presented on Fubar with Lucy Porter, JLC and Mark Dolan. She likes nothing more than chewing the fat as a guest too and has been heard on the radio waves as a guest on Geoff Lloyd’s Absolute Radio show.

She is currently working on her new stand up show ‘Peculiar’, another adult comedy book and more children’s stories.

Show Reviews:

A force to be reckoned with. Brilliantly funny, and this heartwarming show will leave you with a smile on your face many hours after you leave the theatre. – Everything Theatre

Had the audience in stitches from start to finish. – Edinburgh Reporter

Highly Recommended Show. Burke is a talented, creative performer, she is charming and the audience cannot help but love her. – Fringe Review

Miranda Hart has strong competition. A talented performer with some wonderful impressions up her sleeve. I am looking forward to more work from this great comedienne. – Remote Goat

Burke is clearly very talented, oozing charm and confidence – Broadway Baby

Jo Burke’s Mary Magdalene act stole the show. Her burlesque piece had me crying – Simon Donald, Creator of Viz

Cracking set – Andy Parsons, Mock the Week


Check out Jo’s showreel and website www.joburke.com