CB: What is your show about?
My show is about how class effects all of us. It’s about whether you can ever escape the class you were born into, as a very working class girl who lives in a real middle class London comedy bubble this has been a show I have wanted to write for years and now after brexit, the snap election and a little bit of heartbreak it seemed like the perfect time.
CB: Why did you write this show?
It felt the right time. Also because of all of my material comes from truth, I never sit down and think I and going to write about this subject, it’s all autobiographical so it’s always a response to things that happen in my life… that all sounds very serious, I should also mention it’s my funniest show to date!
CB: What comedians and comedy writers have impacted the way you write your show structures and material?
I loved Maria Bamfords new special, whilst my material and style is nothing like hers, she really inspires me as she does exactly what she thinks is funny, which is what all comics should do, over the past two hours I’ve written I’ve started to understand and love comedy more.
But I am inspired by so many comedian I love Bridget Christie, Sarah Kendall, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe (I could go on, also I am aware they are all women, I just love female comics, I’ve seen a few men I’ve enjoyed, I just think it’s more of a female skill to make people laugh)
CB: What is your advice for new comedians and writers who want to write their first show?
Enjoy it, don’t put pressure on yourself. Most of the best comics take years and years and years to work out what they are great at talking about.
Suzi Ruffell will perform her new show Keeping It Classy at the Edinburgh Festival. Tickets