Seasoned stand up Kerry Godliman is back on tour this autumn, and we are looking forward to her debut show at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre on Thursday 19th October.
As well as being an accompalished comedian, she is also a television regular, starring in Ricky Gervias’ Derek and most recently in a new sitcom with Jack Dee. Before she comes to the Neeld, we thought we’d ask her a few questions…
As well as stand up, you’re also an accomplished actor- where can we see you on TV in the coming months?
Bad Move, a new sitcom with Jack Dee started on ITV last week, and I’m in a new Sky drama with Lennie James later in the year called Save Me.
Do you find being an actor helps with your stand up?
Both stand up and acting have lots of cross over skills, obviously when your doing stand up theres no one else on stage with you, but you still have to form a relationship with the audience and the characters in your routine. Stand up is a form of acting.
What has been your favourite stand up show to date?
I love stand up gigs and many have been a delight. I think doing Live At The Apollo has been the biggest thrill. It took me a few days to come down from that one.
You’ve worked with some big comedy names such as Ricky Gervais and Jack Dee- have they given you any useful advice?
No, not really. Both were very supportive and complimentary. I think one thing I’ve learned from working with ‘big names’ is that they don’t really behave like ‘big names’.
Remaining tickets for Kerry Godliman’s show on Thursday 19th October are available here.