CB: What is your show about?
KPM: On the surface it’s about gender and racial stereotypes and our responsibility to call them out. However, it’s also got a nice accidentally meta theme where a girl takes on a show that is far too ambitious for her having never written a show before.
CB: Why did you want to write this show?
KPM: I think if you’re going to talk for an hour, you should be saying something. Also, it’s about time someone called out this stuff and if my career is the casualty to this, then so be it.
CB: What comedians and comedy writers have impacted the way you develop your show structures and material?
KPM: Hmm, this is an interesting one. Well, Adam Drake from Goose is directing the show so he’s obviously having a massive impact. I love Nish Kumar too and I adore how he takes nuanced and challenging subjects and makes them broadly palatable without dumbing anything down.
CB: What is your advice for new comedians and writers who want to write their first show?
KPM: Do a greatest hits.
Kiri Pritchard-McLean will perform her new show Hysterical Woman at the Edinburgh Festival. Tickets