The Spotlight on… Sara Pascoe


Sara_Pascoe1Name: Sara Pascoe

Where do you live?: High Barnet for now. Later I will live on in the myths of future cultures.

How long have you been gigging for?: 18 months.

What do you do?: Jokes and that, mostly about how brilliant I am.

Who makes you laugh?: I love that i get to go out every night of the week and laugh with people. It makes me so happy – I love watching Tony Law and Paul Foot, who turn the world inside out and make it glorious and shiny for an hour. I really admire tight, excellent writing too, people like Rhod Gilbert, John Gordillo and Nat Luurtsema. I also think Jack Whitehall is a phenomenal comic… the kind that can play any room. I really super love the Penny Dreadfuls. I adore the way they juxtapose language and I also I fancy one of them.

At which London venues do you usually appear?: Rooms above, below or next to pubs. I am a small room comic. Brett Goldstein told me that, I think he is trying to hold me back.

What is your favourite London venue?: I love the 99 Club gigs cos the line up is always amazing and they are really well run. Same goes for Tom Searle’s gigs in Gypsy Hill and New Cross, he books exactly the comedy his audience want so you get a lovely gig that feels unique and special.

Actually, sod all that, House of Mirth (the gig I run with Jess Fostekew) is THE best gig. Each one has been like a rock concert recently – amazing comics improvising and vying to top each other. I love it. What I want from a comedy night is a one-off experience, a response to the room and the crowd… and we book our line ups really carefully so that they complement each other, and Jess is a BRILLIANT mc, so the audience are all jubilant and friendly. Yes, House of Mirth is the best.

What are you/should you be famous for?: I am well famous, I cant believe you don’t recognise me.

What is your placing in the Top Million Comedians League?: Depends what the criteria is… if it’s dress sense i am in the top ten. I have some excellent clothes.

Which celebrity do you look like?: Haha. In my head, Sarah from Girls Aloud, because in my head I’m thinner.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?: I don’t want to see a dead person’s sex face. People should stop having sex once they are dead.

Audiences love it when I… get drunk and take a lucky one home with me.

Audiences hate it when I… make them feel dull by being so excellent. I cannot help this.

And here is P-P-P-Pascoe at the 2008 Nivea Funny Woman Awards 2008…



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