CB: What is your show about?
MO: It’s about me (SHOCK). It’s about my relationship with the teenager I look after as a nanny. It’s also about my parents, my ex-boyfriends and some of the stupid decisions I’ve made.
CB: Why did you write this show?
MO: My relationship with the kid turned out to be so much more meaningful to me than I ever thought. She’s a delightful little human, and I wanted to talk about that whilst I’m still looking after her. The fact that I also manage to throw some filth into the show and not make it seem in any way weird is a bonus.
CB: What comedians and comedy writers have impacted the way you write your show structures and material?
MO: Absolutely no clue. A bit of everyone, I reckon in the vain of ‘you are the sum of everyone you meet ever’ or whatever that saying is. I think that’s the kind of question I can answer when I have the benefit of hindsight and I see what I was doing. It’s just a big mess in my head at the moment.
CB: What is your advice for new comedians and writers who want to write their first show?
MO: Just go for it. It will be scary anyway.
Micky Overman will perform her show Role Model at the Edinburgh Festival