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Wendy Wason


A comedian, writer, actress, mother of three, daughter, sister, wife (the list is endless) - Wendy Wason wants to change the world for the better by becoming a tiny part of the big change.

Her new comedy show 'Wendy Wason: Tiny Me' tackles all aspects of modern society, from women in Government to sex education for her teenage daughter.

We caught up with the queen of wit to talk loves, laughs and life lessons... 


How did you get into comedy?

I always loved comedy and then when my middle son was 6 weeks, I thought: if I don't do it now I never will! It's a great job for a mother. You can do the school run, get a sitter and go out to work for a few hours.


What was the inspiration behind your new show, Wendy Wason: Tiny Me?

It sprung from my worries about what's going on in the world right now and I explore if any of the different roles I fulfil  - mother, daughter, sister, friend, wife - equip me to make a difference.


How would you describe your style of comedy?

Observational comedy revolving around family life. I talk about things you should probably only tell your closest friends. I'm very indiscreet. Don't tell me anything.


Do you have a favourite part of the show?

Yes! I am quite open about the darker side of motherhood. I have a solution for teenage pregnancy that I'm not sure many fathers would be happy with...


What’s your ‘pinch me, I must be dreaming’ moment?

Half way through my set at a comedy club in New York I really couldn't believe where I was. Performing comedy where Seinfeld did it. It was bonkers.


What was your plan B?

I never really had one. Maybe move to a beach somewhere and teach yoga.


What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Don't compare yourself to people. Their fantasy of who you are is much better than your fantasy of who they are.


When are you happiest?

On my sofa with my man and my gang. It's bright pink velvet and I'm happiest there surrounded by scented candles watching Modern Family or a Pixar film. I'm naturally a very lazy person.


Who or what is the love of your life?

I know it sounds boring but I'm going to say - my husband. He's an actor called Stephen Hagan. He's the most amazing person I've ever met. I love him even when he's driving me crazy. (That said - I'm writing this on my birthday and have just been showered with gifts.)


Hush value female friendships - what qualities do all your friends share?

Honesty, a love of laughter, loyalty, compassion and a value of being with other women. And they all really like wine.


Fantasy Dinner Party. You get to choose six guests – dead or alive – to spend the evening with. Who does the washing up?

Marilyn Monroe, Stephen Fry, Angela Hartnett (she's cooking), the concierge from first dates because I LOVE him, Barack and Michelle Obama.


The last time you laughed out loud?

This morning when my five-year-old asked me: "Mummy can I call you Dave?"


The one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I've subscribed to National Geographic since I was 19 and I have pretty much the entire hush collection.


What - if anything - keeps you awake at night? 

Injustice. It really upsets me.


Favourite book?

To Kill a Mockingbird.


Film you’d like to see a sequel of?

Every film I think of has a rubbish sequel already. Does 'Death Becomes Her' have a sequel?


Song that always gets you dancing?

Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake.


Guilty pleasure?

E! Television.


Home is…?

Wherever my family are.


Over or under dressed?

Under.


Owl or lark? 

Owl.


Spring or winter? 

Spring.


Word you over-use? 

Amazing.


Dream holiday destination?

Hawaii.


What’s your desert island beauty product (we’ll give you sunscreen)?

Lip balm.


What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

Bath salts.


Luxury?

Diptyque Candles.


Life motto? 

If you don't like what you see, change the view.



Checkout Wendy in her new show 'Wendy Wason: Tiny Me', on at the Soho Theatre from Thursday 30th - Saturday 1st April, more info here

Tags: women we love
Posted on 28th March 2017 by Hush

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