Mancunian comic Hayley Ellis presents a very relatable style of stand up comedy, with sharp twists and turns that give her material that extra punch. She is likeable and self-deprecating, working to ensure that she is on the same level as her audience, which in turn makes audiences far more receptive. Hayley returns to the festival this year with her latest show, FOMO, (That’s ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ to you and I).
I asked Hayley these seven questions to find out more…
1) What would make the Edinburgh Festival less strenuous for you?
An audience and an unlimited amount of free money.
2) Do you get tired easily?
Yes. I wake up exhausted and I go to sleep exhausted. I’ve tried Berroca but I don’t like illuminous wee.
3) When were you last scared?
When I checked my tickets sales for Edinburgh.
4) Whose love do you value most?
It must be the love of strangers which is why I do stand-up.
5) Are you happy with your current number of friends?
On Facebook I have too many as I just accept everyone. I shouldn’t do that though as now everyone is trying to sell me Ray-Bans or Herbal life products. In real life I have an adequate enough amount of friends that I can get decent enough birthday presents.
6) Do you know what you are going to do next?
After this? Probably sit on YouTube for a bit then I should really make the bed as it’s midday.
7) How has being a comedian shaped you as a person?
Not much, I used to be pear-shaped and now I’m a bit more of a apple shape because I stop at services on the way home from gigs and eat rubbish.