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Ayesha Hazarika


Interview

Stand-up and former Westminster insider takes our Q&A

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Complete The Circuit is our series of interviews with regulars on the Scottish comedy circuit. Each comedian answers our questions then nominates someone else to answer them next, until, having asked everyone who’s anyone we get back to the beginning.

Who are you, what are you and how are you feeling?

I’m a short, Scottish, beige woman. I’m about 87% dry shampoo. I now feel like I’m having an existential crisis.

When did you first think “I’m a comedian”?

Still waiting for that moment to happen.

When did anyone else first think you were a comedian?

When I decided to work for the Labour Party.

How do you like to work?

Frequently and in crisis mode.

Someone nicks your joke. What do you do?

Have their imaginary friend killed.

What do you like most about the Scottish comedy circuit?

The canapes

What do you like least about the Scottish comedy circuit?

Diabetes

The Fringe – Heaven or Hell and why?

Heaven because it’s a privilege to be part of the biggest arts happening in the world. Hell because you end up with financial ruin, cirrhosis of the liver and low self-esteem.

What would you ban from comedy?  

Drunk people

In the kingdom of comedy, who’s the ruler, and what’s your role in the court?

Billy Connolly. I’m probably in charge of teas and coffees.

 

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation is @ Gilded Balloon @ The Museum, Edinburgh, from Mon 14 Aug 2017

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Robert is the Managing Editor of The Wee Review and has been writing for the site since early 2014. Previously, he was manager of the Yorkshire arts website, digyorkshire. He pays bills by working for a palliative care charity and lives in Edinburgh.

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