Interview with Aisling Bea

I asked comedian Aisling Bea about her favourite music, best gig and more.


Q) What is the last gig you went to and what was it like?

“I went to see Kanye West at the Hollywood Bowl. Now I am a big fan of future president of the USA, Kanye West, but he did about forty minutes, with no support act and twenty of that forty minutes was spent on costume changes and staring at a gold painted naked Zoe Kravitz.  The Hollywood bowl is a stunning, outdoor venue in LA, but tickets were $$$. I didn’t have babies at home or a car to pay parking for, but had I, I would have been piiiiissssseeeeeeddddd off at Mr. Kardashian.”

Q) What is the best gig you have ever been to?

“I saw Fat Boy Slim DJ in a forest in Mayrhofen in Austria. I was there with the Snowbombing festival working as an “atmosphere creator” – essentially bloody idiots paid to blow whistles and rave to get wealthy skiers in the mood. He was amazing to watch live, played the crowd like a well worn fiddle.”

Q) What venue have you played that has had the nicest staff?

“The staff at the Soho Theatre in… Soho are pretty rad. I’ve done lots of shows there and you want to add them all on Facebook and go on group holiday with them afterwards.” 

Q) What are your favourite sweets/chocolate? 

“Is this a personality test? Because I LOVE Ferrero Rochers, but don’t want people to think I am arrogant or think a lot of myself. I also love Kinder Bueno Hippos, which makes me a child at heart and Cadbury’s Golden Crisp, which you can only get in Ireland and that makes me a man of the Irish people.” 

Q) What is the last album you bought and what format was it on?

Oh god,  I haven’t bought an album in years and years. I use Spotify for everything and listen to the same twenty songs on a loop. I’ve just had a look in my iTunes and it was “Ultimate 90s Dance Hits” which is embarrassing.” 

Q) What is your favourite album?

“Ultimate 90s Dance Hits.”

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