Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Ayesha Hazarika

Ayesha Hazarika spent eight years as political adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband, but before that she had been a stand-up comedian. For reasons which or may not be obvious she is now doing stand-up again more regularly. In her new show Hazarika draws on her experiences around Westminster to ask where did it all go wrong for Labour, where are the women and how on earth did a hard-core feminist end up touring the country in a pink bus? Tour dates here.


1. 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 glug of white wine and a panic attack.


2. What irritates you?

People with a closed mind. 

3. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

Worked for the Labour Party. 

4. What is the most stupid thing you have ever done?

Worked for the Labour Party.

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

That people have laughed.

Interview continues here.

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