Star of Peep Show Isy Suttie is helping Laugh Out London to raise money for Shelter this Christmas as part of a very special comedy weekend in a derelict gentleman’s club in the City of London.
We found out if she’s got the festive spirit.
If you could design a Christmas jumper what would you have on it?
A remote control.
What date do you put up the Christmas decorations in your house and how far do you go?
I’ve never managed to get it together and actually buy a tree – I normally get a couple of strings of tinsel and wedge them under some DVDs. Then when I go to my family’s or my boyfriend’s family’s for actual Christmas and there’s a nice tree and decorations I say next year we’ll definitely do it. We’ve got a baby now though, so we probably won’t do it for at least eighteen years.
Christmas has been associated with a lot of classic comedy moments, from Morecambe and Wise to The Royle Family. What are your Christmas comedy memories?
I love that Royle Family episode – that’s probably my favourite.
What is the worst present you have received at Christmas?
Some “sandal socks” – socks with a sandal drawn on the outside.
What’s your suggestion for a Christmas cracker joke?
I tend to do stories rather than one-liners, so it’d be a big scroll inside a massive cracker that would take the person half an hour to read out to the table. But I’d put some sandal socks in too, to make up for it.
Are you looking forward to performing in such a unique space as The Grotto of comedy?
Yes. I love old buildings and I especially love derelict buildings. I used to play in them lots as a child and once for a Christmas present my boyfriend took me to a snow-covered derelict motel in Wales.
What’s the strangest location you’ve performed in previously?
I performed in a sweet shop at Machynlleth Comedy Fest, in front of hundreds of jars of sweets. It was very difficult for me not to eat a Bon Bon during my set.
We will be raising lots of money for Shelter this year – An estimated 100,000 children thought to be homeless in the UK this Christmas. Discuss!
That’s so great. I am really happy to be involved.