Comedy questionnaire

Aideen McQueen

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?

My Mother disappeared for a few nights when I was 2 and a half and my other sister meadhbh was 1, I was crying and crying, my father put both myself and meadhbh into his wheelbarrow, pushed us up the bothareen and then produced a packed of custard creams, a few days later my mother arrived back with a new sister in Aoife. If anyone is asking, I will do anything for an auld custard creme!

WHICH TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?

I would love to be able to walk up to a piano and make is sing, Piano music has made me cry almost as much as men I fancy. I can play but only the key of c and 6 chords. I make it look difficult

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 18 YEAR-OLD SELF?

advice never worked for me. I am not a slow learner but I am a fast forgetter, I only learn through pain. people who learn from their mistakes are clever, people who learn from other people’s mistakes are geniuses and people who never learn from their mistakes are either in Jail or rehab

WHICH PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?

Malala Yousafzai, she risked her life to be educated, she’s really modest and decent, I love listening to her speak, it makes me snap out of my own selfish little bubble... for a bit anyway!

SUM YOURSELF UP IN 4 WORDS.

semi reformed hot mess

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HAPPIEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE?

I stopped drinking alcohol and I started to do spiritual work and stop focusing on myself as much and its been the best time

WHERE WAS YOUR MOST ENJOYABLE HOLIDAY?

The romantic paradise that is Lanzarote. It’s always so sunny, theres almost no culture there, so you don’t have to force yourself to go to muesuems, you can just swim eat and do kraoke (karoake is my sober drug ) everyone is in their early hundreds so I feel like a big ride in lanzarote!

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO BE STUCK IN A LIFT WITH?

Judy Marks, she’s the chief executive of Otis lifts, if she can’t get us out of the lift quickly who can, she could also give me some advice about being a high profile ceo

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FILM?

My fair lady - i love the music grease and the sound of musica nd oklahoma all brilliant too, reminds me of my childhood

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?

- The life and loves of a she devil, by Faye Weldon. it’s all about envy and femininitym and revenge it appeals to the hard done bye acne ridden, overweight teenager i was who felt I was completely on the fringes of normal adolescent courtship

WHAT ARE YOUR 3 FAVOURITE SONGS?

The Queen of the Night Aria - mozart

Roisin Dubh as sung by Ring sean nos legend Niclaus Tobin

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

happy babies, the fatter the better

WHAT ANNOYS YOU MOST?

people who are unfriendly

WHAT IS YOUR WORST HABIT?

biting the skin around my nails till it bleeds

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?

tailor made donegal tweed blue jacket I’ve had for years, makes me feel like I own a village when I wear it

HOW DO YOU RELAX OUTSIDE WORK?

singing ag labhairt gaeilge

WHO WOULD BE YOUR THREE IDEAL DINNER PARTY GUESTS?

dylan moran gordon ramsey joan rivers

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING OR MOTTO?

every little helps

 

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