Jo Caufield

Tips for Existence
‘Oh yeah. What an idiot. We’re all going to die aren’t we?’

Jo Caufield
Tips for Existence Episode 24
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Jo Caufield is a British actress, writer and comedian. She rose to prominence as a writer for the likes of Graham Norton, Ruby Wax and Joan Rivers and is a lauded stand up in her own right. She is a regular on TV on shows like Have I Got News For Your and on radio programmes like Just A Minute and Stop the Pressf her award-winning Edinburgh Festival shows, the chances are you’re already familiar with Jo’s work. After years of acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe she eventually moved to the city she’d fallen in love with where recently, in 2018, she won the “SGFringe Stand-Up Comedy Award” and gained critical acclaim for her performance as Helena Brandt in the sell-out Fringe run of the play, Brexit. When she appeared on Celebrity Mastermind she even chose ‘The History of Edinburgh’ as her specialist subject.


Once the meaning of it all was simple, if at times also cruel and/or barbaric. The Universe was made by a god, sometimes omnipotent, sometimes fractious, sometimes both. Now, as we explore the Universe and start to explain ourselves, the Universe has started to lose it single meaning and we have to find individual meanings ourselves. This is Tips for Existence where Robin Ince talks to cosmologists, composers, astronauts and authors about what gives them meaning.
Clips included in the show: Clip from The WireKeep Your Hair On on the BBC in 1967, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me by Culture Club, Maria Bamford Old Baby Trailer, Lester Maddox storms off the Dick Cavett Show, Stephen Merchant stand up, Steve Martin stand up, Sean Lock’s obituary on 8 Out of 10 CatsParliament by Dr Funkenstein

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