COMEDIENNE Jan Jack was all in a Tweet after she caught the attention of Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis last Sunday.

The poetic Basingstoke stand-up comic, who Tweets in verse, was picked from thousands by the high-profile businessman for her business Perfect Verse, as one of his six Small Business Sunday winners.

The former secretary gave up 32 years of office life, swapping it to enter the world of comedy three years ago.

She has had a great start to 2012, featuring on the Express FM Business Show, popular website Fabulous at Fifty and recently having an interview with Robert Elms on BBC Radio London.

Jan said: “It’s been a bit of a publicity whirlwind for me since starting to work with Portsmouth PR agency I Am Now Media. It’s all very flattering and incredibly good fun. Theo noticing and choosing me was really the icing on the cake of a wonderful few weeks.”

Sunday nights on Twitter have become known as Small Business Sundays when businesses can send a tweet to @TheoPaphitis between 5pm and 7.30pm using the hashtag #SBS.

Theo reads all the entries and personally selects six winners whose details he then Tweets out to over 215,000 of his followers.

Overnight Jan’s Twitter account gained hundreds of new followers, who will be intrigued to see that she Tweets daily in verse.

“Theo sending my details out to so many people will have a dramatic impact on my business I’m sure,” said Jan.

“It only seems like yesterday when I was sitting behind my desk feeling very unhappy with my day job. I believe it’s really never too late to follow your dream.”

She set up Jan Jack’s Laughter-House in 2007. It runs at the Red Lion Hotel in Basingstoke’s Top of The Town. Details of the next show are on today’s page 95 in the Leisure section.