CB: What is your show about?
SR: My show is year is about my working class heritage, my brilliant and characterful family and my inability to trust myself at a free bar.
CB: Why did you want to write this show?
SR: I think I have wanted to write this show for a while but I didnt have the skill until now, this show is me at my most honest. I grew up in a big working class family where everyone had a job but not a career, theres a story in the show about what happens to someone when they have no trust fund, no bad up plan, no degree and shit hits the fan, I guess the show is sort of about resilience, its really funny too!
CB: What comedians and comedy writers have impacted the way you develop your show structures and material?
SR: Romesh Ranganathan who is annoyingly talented and has an amazing work ethic and Sarah Kendall whose show I loved so much last year, she reminded me how much I love comic story-tellers, I think thats what I have tried to do with my show.
CB: What is your advice for new comedians and writers who want to write their first show?
SR: Write, make mistakes, be shit for a bit, get better, write more, be funny.
Suzi Ruffell will perform her new show Common at the Edinburgh Festival. Tickets