Performer: Jenny Collier Photograph by: Jack West Show: A Few Good Jen Venue: Laughing Horse @ Espionage Promoter: Indie Online: Box Office Facebook Website
Tell me about your Edinburgh show.
Preview feedback so far: ‘I think it’s good. People want to hear about anatomy.’ And ‘Is that bit really true?’ (it was).
Tell me about your first gig.
First stand up gig was in a nightclub on Shaftesbury avenue. I was on last and got introduced as ‘Lenny Collier’.
Do you have any rituals before going on stage?
Check that my lips aren’t too dry to make a guff sound.
Tell me about your best and worst review.
Best: Anyone who comes out of the show saying they were crying, (I don’t check if they were happy or sad tears). Worst: My Nephew (2 and a half): ‘Go home now’.
During this Edinburgh run, do you plan to read reviews of your show?
I always set aside two hours per day in Edinburgh to google my name and those of my nemesii.
How do you feel about reviewers generally?
I love them. Are they reading this? Do they want to go out for a drink? I love their jacket.
In April 2018, YouTube comedian, Markus Meechan (aka Count Dankula) was fined £800 for training his girlfriend’s pug dog to do a Nazi salute with its paw, in response to the phrase ‘Gas the Jews’. Do you believe Meechan committed a criminal offence, and why?
There are so many things you could be training the pug to do instead: Bringing you your phone charger, taking out your washing, sounding like it’s saying ‘I love you’. This man is clearly a tool.
Are there any subjects that are not suitable for comedy?
The Water Cycle. I tried it. It didn’t work: not suitable.
Have you ever gone too far?
Looking back over your time as a comedian, tell me about the best gig of your career.
I got booked to open the first ever Women’s Equality Party Conference Comedy night. I got there and it was to 2000 people, hosted by Sandi Toksvig, headlined by Sara Pascoe. It was an amazing night, incredible line up and free booze and cake. I’M READY FOR APOLLO NOW PLEASE.