Welcome to Stand Up & Be Counted
Everyone likes to feel valued but not everyone does! We created Stand Up and Be Counted as a refreshingly different way to inspire and motivate people within any organisation. What on earth could a stand up comic possibly offer to a serious business or organisation? Well that’s a very good question and at first glance may seem like a flippant and irrelevant strategy but humour has long been seen as an effective weapon in breaking down barriers and providing a connection. It has also been the downfall of many when used inappropriately which is where Stand Up and Be Counted can help.
Stand up comedy examines and presents human behaviour and reflects back to society; it is public speaking as an extreme sport and the tools deployed to be a successful stand up are 100% transferable into any environment. The ability to instantly engage an audience and maintain their attention are skills that can be learned and used in a variety of ways to build relationships, deal with conflict, understand fears and motivate yourself.
Fear leads to more people giving up on their hopes, dreams and ambitions than any other challenge. We can equip you with the salient mental skills to challenge and then manage that fear.
We collaborate with you to establish your areas of concern and formulate solutions to those burdens. We furnish you with easily remembered psychological tools that will cultivate long term personal growth. We will also provide continued support via unlimited email access.
“When you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think straight.”
Meet The Team…
JoJo Sutherland, Comedian / Actor / Broadcaster
The founder of Stand Up & Be Counted, Jojo performs stand up comedy worldwide from festivals to comedy clubs, from cruise ships to tour support.
Her own show “Riches to Rags” won best festival show at 2020 Scottish comedy awards.
“What an inspirational and funny lady.”
“Easy to talk to and very friendly.”
“What an approachable person, makes me feel at ease.”
“This is the first time in 20 years I’ve spoken out, I feel more confident.”
“I can’t wait to put this new found confidence into my business.”
“What an inspirational and funny lady.”
“What a great way to deliver a workshop, so unique and what a laugh.”
“A perfect balance of wit and warmth. JoJo has wit and charm in spades.”
“Words cannot do justice to JoJo’s enormous talent.”
Viv Gee started out as a sit down stand-up comedian as an outlet for her ill health and has now performed stand-up from L.A to Bangkok and compered many big events such as Glasgow’s New Year and T in the Park. TV and Radio appearances include Lorraine Kelly’s Make Me Happier STV, Stake Out, Hedz, River City and The Gates for BBC.
Viv has ran comedy workshops for many organisations and has been teaching stand-up at Strathclyde University since 1998 with past students winning Scottish Comedian of the Year and the Edinburgh Comedy Award.
In 2014 she was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy at the inaugural Scottish Comedy Awards.
“Simply a genius” Scotland on Sunday
Scottish comedy sensation Bruce Devlin, has worked in clubs, TV and radio for the past 21 years. An off the cuff master, Devlin thinks at lightening speed and cuts and pastes on the hoof. Bruce can entertain children and adults alike. A fringe festival, Glasgow festival favourite and a regular at the New York comedy festival Bruce proves age and language are no barriers, funny is funny and will translate. A people person, he can bring out the best in people with his uncanny abilities to read people and the situation.
An acclaimed writer with a fertile imagination, a razor sharp wit and an appetite for life. Results come thick and fast with this lovely man.
a comedy volcano, erupting with an endless flow of scorching hot gags, spewing forth at a blistering pace. Whether performing her own solo act or hosting The Stand’s big weekend gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Susan is in a class of her own when it comes to quick-fire wit but behind the powerhouse of funny lies an inspiring woman who supports many causes and understands life’s ups and downs.
She is living with cancer having previously undergone a double mastectomy and had other parts of her anatomy removed but remains the most optimistic of individuals using comedy at the core.