The star made the leap from TV researcher (for panel shows like BBC's Would I Lie To You) to comedian and has since starred on numerous comedy panel shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and QI. But using her natural talents as a comedian, Jones also acts as a figurehead for disabled, gay women, which she describes as a “powerful opportunity”. Often incorporating her disability into her stand up routines, Jones doesn’t let the challenges that her condition creates stand in her way.
“I have cerebral palsy, but I find that quite an annoying term. It literally means 'brain damage',” she said in a 2021 interview.
“Mine affects my speech and my walking, and when I write something it looks like a Victorian ghost child has done it. But apart from being a little bit slow, it’s not affected me in the slightest.