I'm a sheep when it comes to opinions; I will change my mind and jump on the bandwagon.
No matter how many frustrations come along, or how many problems arise, I never lose the feeling of how lucky I am. I'm so pleased to be doing a job that makes me laugh every day. I'm aware that it's a huge privilege.
If you're not the brightest or if you're not great at sports, or if you're not artistic, then you've got to find a way to make your mark; otherwise you're just this tiny little insignificant dot. I didn't want to be insignificant, so I made people laugh.
I despise shows that present friendship where you're always there for each other and really strong because I don't know anyone like that. I mean, I've got great friends, but I can go months without seeing them because I think, 'I just can't deal with having to give you anything.'
I always, always want to make people laugh. In every situation. Even when it's inappropriate.
At 27 or so I thought, you know, I actually do really want to make money and have a proper life, and I don't want to be a loser. I know! I'll go to university and get a proper degree and maybe get a job in media... I went and did an English degree.
I'm the person who will go to a wedding and switch the place cards around because I don't want to sit next to someone I don't know, because I'm so bad at chatting to strangers.
There are lots of actors, and you need a way to stand out. Writing comedy sketches was a way of doing that.
Comedy and drama are less ageist media for women than stuff like light entertainment. But in TV or film, women have to be more pleasing on the eye than men.
I think the best comedy is tragicomic. Yeah, I suppose if you were to look at everything I've done, there is a bit of a black streak through all of it. It's not deliberate: it's what makes me laugh, and there's a fine tradition of it, especially in Ireland.
I've never for a second felt like my job has been more of a struggle because I'm a woman.
Comedians... they're different from actors. There's more ego there. They create the whole thing, I guess, so they're more precious.
I was the kid who liked making other people laugh, so maybe the comedy came before the acting.
I'll cry anywhere because I can do it quite subtly. Walking, that's a good time to have a cry.
Personally, my twenties were a complete waste of time. Professionally, I hope some good came of them.
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