Phoebe Robinson: ‘I dreamed Oprah got Ricky Martin to come to my high school’ | Stage


The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …

More often than not, I’m rewatching Wanda Sykes’s I’ma Be Me. To me, it’s a flawless 87 minutes. I’ve watched it probably about 10 times and laugh just as hard with each viewing.

The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen …

Anything from In Living Color. Iconic series that doesn’t get enough love for how impactful and insanely and routinely hilarious it was.

The funniest person I know …

Industry person: Vanessa Bayer; non-industry: my boyfriend.

The funniest heckle I’ve ever had …

None of them. They’re all trash and deleted from my memory as soon as the show is over.

The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had …

When I permed my hair, it was super-straight and lifeless and then [I had] these bangs that I would curl overnight with rollers. I looked like a child civil rights marcher, but not as put-together.

The funniest dream I’ve ever had …

I used to love the Oprah show and how she would reward hard-working people with houses or cars or whatever. I had a dream I wrote a letter to her about how amazing I was as a teenager (spoiler alert: I wasn’t) and she rewarded me with Ricky Martin coming to my high school to perform a special concert for me during lunch.

The funniest word …

With the right inflection, the “B” word.

Phoebe Robinson is at Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh, Monday 12 to 25 August



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