Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?
This year I'm talking about some much more serious stuff than usual, but not in a serious way. I'm discussing feminism via the medium of lions, social media via Stonehenge and racism in the cereal aisle.
Which comedians have been your biggest influence since you decided this was your path?
Eddie Izzard was the first person I knew was a stand-up comedian… I didn't know stand-up comedy existed before him so he is the framework for everything I look for in a comedian. I like the casualness of brilliance, the chatty nature and the bizarre avenues of imagination that stand up leads you down without frippery.
What random things make you laugh in everyday life?
Dogs throwing shade at hairdressing models. [photo attached]
Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.
The best moment was earlier this year at Bent Double in Brighton - the combination of what I had and what the audience wanted was pure alchemy. My worst moment was my mother forgetting all the rules of social behaviour and heckling me with logic until I had to leave the stage,
Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?
Depends on whether I feel comfortable in the room or not, but not usually any more. It would be like being nervous eating chocolate or hugging your partner; it's your favourite thing to do, but a new variety might be a bit nerve wracking at first.
Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?
Geoff Norcott, Garrett Millerick, Diane Spencer, Sam Simmons, Paul F Taylor, Susan Calman, The Noise Next Door.
What is your advice to aspiring comedians?
Don't worry if the comedy you're doing at first isn't exactly what you want to be doing; get good at the basics (writing, delivering, editing, improvising) and then turning your attention on what really amuses/bothers you will be much easier.
What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?
Someone sent me a cheesecake recipe after a gig because his ex-girlfriend used to make it and he couldn't bear the recipe any more but he wanted someone to have use of it.
What is next for you?
World domination, some kayaking and more work on my sitcom "Bibs".