Rosie Martin: Coming up on 2 years.
Comedy Blogedy: How would you describe your comedy?
Rosie Martin: Jewish, self-deprecating, filthy, dry and…..Jewish!
Comedy Blogedy: Which comedians influence your comedy?
Rosie Martin: Lenny Bruce and Joan Rivers. The comics on the U.K. circuit that I really admire are: Josh Howie, Jen Brister, Luke Toulson, and Diane Morgan.
Comedy Blogedy: Did you always want to go into comedy?
Rosie Martin: Yes.
Comedy Blogedy: How do you go about writing your material?
Rosie Martin: Ideas come to me at the most inopportune times i.e. at 4am, on the train……so I always try to have a pen and paper handy; even in the bathroom.
Comedy Blogedy: Do you gig as a stand-up full time or is it more of a part-time hobby? If so, do you find that your main job influences your material?
Rosie Martin: It is part-time at the moment. My main job it too tedious to influence anything!
Comedy Blogedy: What do you find the most enjoyable and frustrating parts of the amateur comedy circuit?
Rosie Martin: Most enjoyable: You can go out and gig 7 nights a week if you wish. Frustrating: The bitchiness and the various cliques (for godssake, grow up!).
Comedy Blogedy: What’s your favourite type of audience to perform to?
Rosie Martin: Pissed, and up for it! Although an educated, middle-class crowd is nice from time to time.
Comedy Blogedy: Have you been heckled a lot since you’ve started gigging? Do you enjoy being heckled? What’s the best heckle you’ve had?
Rosie Martin: I have been heckled a few times but not often due to my onstage persona. I don’t mind it unless someone is so pissed they think they’re adding to the show in some way. The best heckle? “Marry me!”. I didn’t of course. The worst heckle was was ‘you Jews are cheap!’ and it came out of the mouth of a Scotsman.
Comedy Blogedy: What advice would you give to new acts thinking about starting out in comedy?
Rosie Martin: Don’t do it! The circuit is too crowded and we don’t need more competition.
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