FAQs

1: How did you get into stand-up comedy?

Short version: I got drunk, entered a comedy competition and won!

Long version: I went to see a friend do a 5 minute openspot at the Comedy Store. And even though he died on his arse I was hooked.

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2: Who are your influences?

The first comic who really made an impression on me was Dave Allen. My parents are Irish so watching The Dave Allen Show every week became something of a family custom. There was something about the way he would sit there with his drink and tell jokes in that great conversational style that just connected with me.

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3: What is your comedy about?



I’ve always loved Jack Dee’s ability to take everyday topics like his family or rail travel or the supermarket and make the audience laugh when they realise we all share exactly the same stupid experiences.

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4: Where are your favourite places to perform?

'The Bearcat' in Twickenham, 'Banana Cabaret' in Balham and 'Headliners' in Chiswick are three great examples of how to run a comedy club.

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5: Is it more difficult to be a female stand-up?

I've no idea. I've never tried being a male one. I couldn't be bothered with having to watch ALL the Star Wars films to be able to write an act.

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6: What would you do if you didn’t do comedy?

Probably go back to being a waitress.
I was a waitress for 10 years. But I was a real maverick, I took orders from no-one.

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7: Tell me about The Speakeasy radio show?

The Speakeasy is comedians, writers, musicians, magicians and more comedians, telling true embarrassing stories!

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8: You did a lot of work with Graham Norton. What is your connection to him?

Graham gave me my first break. We'd met on the comedy circuit and when he got his Channel 4 show he asked me in to do the studio warm-up.

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