"Nothing malicious but I'd never lived with a girl and it changed everything. Wilkins, who is 34, started stand-up in 2008 and has taken three shows to the Fringe. I was very paranoid that people were going to think he was helping me. She was like, ‘tell them when you’ve had enough, cancel things, have a massage’. "It was all right," says Edwards. "I didn't want us to get to the point where we always had to go to each other's gigs. "But he said no," she chips in. They married in 2012 and live in west London with their five-month old daughter, Phoebe. (Having never really watched porn before – ‘I’m nearly 40 and incredibly naive’ – she viewed hundreds of hours of it for research.) Calm down.” The really important thing is not to let fear stop you from doing things.’, Comedians Giving Lectures is on Dave, Wednesdays at 10pm, (If you don't see the email, check the spam box). Her gang also includes 2019’s Edinburgh Award nominee Jessica Fostekew and her university friend Cariad Lloyd – “but I’d really hate if it looked like a clique. Her second book Sex Power Money, published this summer, is equally ambitious in the issues it touches on: objectification, sexual harassment, consent, pornography. Sharing embarrassing stories – embellished or not – is par for the course in a comedy relationship. Altogether, it adds up to the idea that we should understand our natural inclinations and respond accordingly – whether that means legislating for the sex industry, or tempering our expectations of relationships. Since 2004 he has created a new stand-up show every year for the Edinburgh Fringe. I’d also like to reverse the theory and argue that women learned to walk upright cos they were fed up of guys looking at their fanny.”. If you can do something that does both, that’s often the most satisfying.’ This is partly why she signed up to helm Comedians Giving Lectures, which tasks various comics with doing a set based around the title of an actual lecture. "I do it to wind you up. “The only reason you would hate to be compared to Fleabag is if you were said to be ‘not as good as Fleabag’. ‘Having him has been revolutionary,’ she continues, stroking his paw then tickling his tummy. ‘Everyone is terrible at the beginning. ', Edwards an Porter have appeared together as husband and wife once, on the Radio 4 panel show Act Your Age, Porter says: 'Little arguments are very useful for sparking ideas for stand-up. You have to get better at it.’ He’s helped Sara learn how to say no, too. ‘Just because you want to laugh doesn’t mean that you’re stupid or that you don’t want to think. Pascoe is certainly going through a purple patch; she’s also hosting Comedians Giving Lectures on comedy channel Dave later this year. When you have reset your password, you can, Please choose a screen name. “She’s very conscious of it, especially because she’s so busy and works so hard. She’s the first to point out she’s no expert; she wants the book to start conversations about all of the above, not be the end of them. over six weekends from 7 August at the Leicester Square Theatre. A similar philosophy – explore the not-so-funny in a funny way – is behind both of Sara’s acclaimed nonfiction books. Hopefully people at home will laugh and learn something, too.’. Sara Pascoe is a member of the following lists: 1981 births, English atheists and British actors.. Gig 5. Now it's so great. ", "Little arguments are very useful for sparking ideas for stand-up," continues Porter. Unlikely bedfellows sure, but her 2014 Edinburgh show Sara Pascoe vs History proved it could be done on stage, and in 2016, Animal: The Autobiography of the Female Body, wove biology, psychology, relationships, memoir and opinion together in the most hilarious and accessible of ways. ‘The book came out of conversations I was having with people, things I was trying to understand,’ she says. Things did not go to plan when Sara Pascoe tried to spice up her relationship! "You see comics backstage and they're showing you pictures of their kids and holidays and they're really happy. Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. It's not just that I've got a friend backstage, I've got someone who loves me," Pascoe says. “There’s this odd thing, isn’t there, where you can be having a lovely time, and then almost get this sadness of ‘this won’t last forever’. Catherine Williams's latest children's book, 'My Great Success and Other Failures', is published by Nosy Crow in August, and she appears at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 19 August. But as King Gong DEATH taught me, this means NOTHING. When you meet a new woman who does stand-up, it is instantly like, ‘Yes! Be content with mediocrity. "Or look a bit more deeply at stuff that happens every day," agrees Suttie. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. We’re not a subculture, and they prove it. It takes a while to find your voice. Contribute. The day after her book launch party, Sara Pascoe is unexpectedly spritely. ", "The amazing thing was when Sara got nominated for the [Edinburgh Comedy] award last year, I didn't feel any professional or personal envy," beams Robins. ‘With anything else, you get to learn it in private. I’ve always felt obligated as I didn’t have a reason to say no because I don’t have children. ‘Now when I get asked to do stuff, I say, “Is it worth leaving my puppy for?” A lot of the time, it’s not. ‘Before something comes out you think things such as, “This might win the Nobel Peace Prize”, then, “Everyone is going to hate me. "You need conflict to make a married couple interesting. ‘It’s not light entertainment but it’s not hard going. "He came to pretty much every gig I did, and I felt like it would be disrespectful in some way. "Yes, we can use each other's material," he confirms.
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