Roisin Conaty: Episode 146

2Jul

Roisin Conaty is an award-winning comedian, actress and writer. Roisin joined Jarlath this week to discuss growing up in Camden in the 1980s (5:00), formative Irish summer holidays (9:00) and almost throwing in the towel on her career (1:04:00).

While a young Roisin had a desire to be a country music sensation (17:00), she never had the urge to perform (21:00) until a close friend directed her towards the stage (27:00). Since then Roisin has won the Edinburgh Fringe's Newcomer Award (44:00), had her comedy pilot Game Face be commissioned for a series by E4 (1:12:00) as well as having had appearances on Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard’s Good News.

Over the course of this conversation Roisin also explains the importance of having goals (1:29:00), the experience of working alongside Ricky Gervais (1:24:00) and being at the centre of a TV nightmare (56:00).

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