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.

I often wonder what some white middle-class male comics would do without their hilariously original Chewbacca and Scooby Do routines?

Give up – I’d like to think.

BUT when new female stand-ups ask me for advice I always say: Just work on being as funny and original as you can. Don’t think about the female thing- you’re a woman, that’s not going to change.

Try not to dress too provocatively, it distracts from the comedy. But that’s the same if you’re a business woman; if you want to be judged on what you say, don’t get your tits out.

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