For me, absurdity has always been something I enjoy in sketch [comedy]. I’m a huge sketch comedy fan, and I think my love of sketch is reflected in my stand-up, in that I do a lot of vignettes and voices and characters. This is a British show from the ‘90s—they’re actually coming out with a movie. It’s by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It’s basically this absurdist show about these two dysfunctional women who are alcoholics and party, even though they’re in their 40s. Besides the fact that it’s this amazing British humor, the main character Edina goes on these long rambles that are actually really intelligent. The show really shaped the way I view female friendships. You’re watching this sketch about these dysfunctional yet codependent women who live together, and what’s interesting to me is that they aren’t losers. Edina works at a really successful PR firm, and Patsy, her best friend, is an ex-model. But I always took a liking to the main character Edina because she’s so brilliant.