It seems she made a canny career choice and has since been on both sides of some column inches as she's been merrily making a living travelling the planet with a brand of humour all her own.
She's since been proclaimed a feminist icon in South Africa - well Cape Town, at least- and won over crowds as far as Australia with her observations and sharp wit.
Now something of a veteran of the British stand-up circuit, JoJo's been deemed too outrageous for telly, but is no stranger to a UAE audience.
It's sometimes - though, admittedly not that often - said that there is a shortage of puppets in comedy, so this fresh-faced funnyman occasionally comes armed with a bit more than just a smart mouth.
His "cheeky and charming" talents were recognized by the American superstar Kevin Hart who invited him to join the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, doing the rising star's ascendance no harm at all.
Described by some as a wild man of comedy, one critic proclaimed, "if comedy is the new rock'n'roll, then Tom Stade is Keith Richards".
Well, he looks to be in better shape than the Rolling Stones guitar husk, and hopefully doesn't arrive with falling coconuts.
Other witnesses have also put his observations in the same sentence as philosophical, so expect something to think about as your cheeks clatter along to his jokes.
JUMEIRAH Islands Club show starts at 7pm. Al Furjan show (near Jebel Ali) begins at 9pm.
TICKETS are available at www.thelaughterfactory.com
THEY cost AED160 each (incl VAT), but a new group deal means if you bring five mates with you, you get in for free.