Jane has been performing around the country as a stand-up comic since 2006. She reached the final of the prestigious English Comedian of the Year in 2009 and in 2018 she made the final of Old Comedian of the Year, although would like to stress that she's only in her mid-50s, which she doesn't consider old.
Last year her Edinburgh Fringe show Addicted to Fun played to packed audiences at the Free Festival. It received a five-star review and described as "comedy gold" by One4Review, which said "Jane holds the audience in the palm of her hand throughout." In 2017 her show Cow also played to packed rooms and was described as "joyful", "empowering" and "highly-relatable" by Broadway Baby.
Away from comedy, Jane is a successful novelist. In the UK, her three psychological thrillers have been published by Arrow (part of Penguin Random House). She is also published in a number of other countries including the US, Germany and the Netherlands.
Jane has had a long career in radio journalism and management, was nominated as Radio Academy Programmer of the Year in 2004 and currently works as a trainer for the BBC.
Many years ago, back in the Magnus Magnusson days, Jane reached the semi-finals of Mastermind, answering questions on Clint Eastwood and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships (two separate subjects, not some bizarre hybrid.)