Interview: Twayna Mayne


(Original post at The National Student)

With her deadpan and downbeat take on the world, rising comedy star Twayna Mayne is bringing her debut hour Black Girl to the Edinburgh Festival this August. A former nominee for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Twayna’s highly anticipated new show discusses race, gender, and being taken into care aged three. We spoke to Twayna about comedy, campaigning, and Coronation Street.

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Interview: Shazia Mirza


(Original post at The Boar)

Tell us a little about your new show, The Kardashians Made Me Do It.
It’s about four things really – political correctness, people being offended, ISIS, and jihadi brides.

You emerged as a comic shortly following 9/11, and received a lot of praise. Were you prepared for the level of attention you’d receive?
No, I just wanted to be a comedian. I just wanted to tell jokes and be good at what I did. I didn’t think about fame […] Comedy’s very hard, and it takes a long time to get good, and that’s what I wanted to do.

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Interview: Lucy Porter

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(Original post at The Boar)

Tell us about your new show, Consequences.

It’s a show about aging, and about how much I’ve let my sixteen-year-old self downbasically. It’s called Consequences because I realised all the things I thought I’d be doing when I was sixteen that I’m very much not doing now. I’m not married to Morrissey, I’m not living in America, and I’m not driving a classic car.

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