4 Questions with… Deborah Frances White
With just days to go until the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2017 kicks off at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, we caught up with some of the comedians who are due to perform to ask them a couple of questions, next up is Deborah Frances White.
1. If you could be in any other comedian’s head for a day who would you choose and why?
Tim Minchin. He writes divine music and lyrics and that’s the most extraordinary talent in the world. I want it!
2. What is the one thing you’d never go to a comedy festival without?
Concealer. Lots of late nights and dark circles under the eyes and you bump into everyone you’ve ever met at breakfast.
3. If you weren’t a comedian what would you be?
My mother thinks I should have been a human rights lawyer. I can only assume she’s right.
4. The act you’re most looking forward to seeing at this year’s Vodafone Comedy Festival that people may not have heard of?
If you don’t watch American cable television shows you may not know Aparna Nancherla. She was in HBO’s Crashing & Master of None by Aziz Ansari. I listened to her stand up album and was blown away. She’s got such an original and hilarious voice. I keep reciting bits of her material at people in bars and telling them about her. I’m so excited she’s co-hosting The Guilty Feminist on the Saturday with me. She’s an uber talent and you should see her whole show while she’s in town before she’s an international megastar and you can’t get tickets.
Don’t forget you can still purchase tickets to the Vodafone Comedy Festival here.