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Smashed Kitty

When I hear the word smashed
I think avocado – which is really annoying because I’m totally over seeing smashed avocado on every menu but I also find it delicious so am disappointed if it’s not on the menu.

The first time I got smashed…
I tried to crack onto a boy who wasn’t interested at all. Then I threw up on my shoes. And for some reason, that didn’t bring him round.

Being a woman and being a comedian, the most annoying thing people say is…
‘What’s it like to be a woman in comedy?’ Compared to what? Being a man in comedy? I have no idea, I can only give you a woman’s perspective and from my perspective it’s pretty great. I have the best job ever.

When I got into comedy I had no idea…
I would ever end up doing a national tour of my own show.

My mother never told me…
How to spell diarrhoea – the trick is you have to think ‘Really Really Hard’ to remember that it’s double r followed by h. You’re welcome, everybody.

If there were one thing out of my wardrobe that I’d rescue from a fire…
Nothing, I’d be thrilled to burn it all and start again. I might rescue a few pairs of boots but the clothes can all go.

Pauline Hanson would be best…
Treated kindly. Let’s lead by example.

If Malcolm Turnbull could change just one thing I reckon he should…
Grow a pair of testicles and lead
the nation.

In my dreams I can…
… wear those fun playsuit onesies that all the young people are wearing.

Everyone talks about gratitude; every day I am grateful for…
My animals. They make me so happy.

But I do resent…
Cleaning the cat-litter tray.

My favourite comfort food is…
Potatoes. And soup. I also like cake. And fried rice. In fact, I am comforted by many foods.

On Sundays I like to…
Make an omelette for breakfast, go for a really long walk with my dog and then experiment with cake and biscuit recipes in the afternoon.

When I make people laugh…
I still get such a buzz. It’s almost tragic how much I enjoy getting a laugh.

My new show…
is subversively educational. And funny. And unashamedly performed by a woman who loves being a woman
in comedy.

Kitty Flanagan performs her new show Smashed at the Byron Theatre at the Community Centre on 19 and 20 January.

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