Rarely Asked Questions: Natasha Anderson, Vault Festival

Rarely Asked Questions: Natasha Anderson, Vault Festival

Natasha Anderson brings her first stand-up comedy show, Natasha Anderson: Food Diary (Work in Progress), to VAULT Festival in London for one night in February and the Brighton Fringe for two nights in May.

Anderson says: “It feels like a bit of a homecoming for me in so many ways. I’ve grown up in London and it is my home. The level of creative magic happening in London is spectacular. VAULT Festival has been at the forefront of that for years now. I have been going to VAULT festival for as long as I can remember so taking my show to them and being a part of their fabulous programme is a real honour for me.

After studying at Sussex University - especially as I spent many evenings in The Caroline of Brunswick - I can’t wait to go back to a few of my old haunts and favourite places in Brighton! I have a huge soft spot for Sussex Uni, Brighton, and the Brighton Fringe from my time as a student."

Natasha grew up in a mixed Black Caribbean and White British family, where food was everything. The family always gathered around the dinner table and shared their lives. In this 45-minute show, Natasha will explore her relationship with food, herself, and her family, as well as our relationship with #Foodie culture.

Natasha Anderson: Food Diary, Vault Festival, SE1, February 15, 18.45. Tickets and info here.

Then at the Brighton Fringe Festival, Caroline of Brunswick, May 15 & 16, 19.00. Tickets and info here.


What is the last thing you do before you go onstage (apart from check your flies and/or check your knickers aren't sticking out of your skirt and check for spinach between your teeth)

Have a mild panic that I won’t remember any jokes. Every time. I’ve been doing stand-up for years now and thankfully have never frozen on stage but the fear never leaves you!

What irritates you?  

I’m a Londoner so slow walkers. I’m a pretty chilled out Londoner but I do walk at an efficient pace…

What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

Fall in love.

Getting the train back from gigs at ridiculous o’clock when you’re alone feels quite dangerous. 

I also went cliff jumping once. But not at one of those places that is known as a cliff jumping spot. We just found a random cliff and jumped off it into the sea. Which was pretty dangerous. My mum would kill me.

What is the most stupid thing you have ever done? 

Fall in love. I’m joking. Kinda. 

What has surprised you the most during your career in comedy?

That the feeling of coming off stage and knowing you have had a crowd dying with laughter never dampens. It always is amazing. 

Interview continues here.


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