Jayde Adams: ‘Absolutely Fabulous hasn't aged at all’
The standup and 2016 Edinburgh best newcomer nominee on what makes her laugh the most, from Brooklyn Nine-Nine to YouTubers
Friday 23 December 2016 13.00 GMT
The funniest person I know
John Sizzle. He’s a drag queen I gig with and he owns a pub called The Glory in Dalston. He’s more than a drag queen. He’s a comedian, but like one who is undercover. He’s also on Netflix in a movie about east London drag queens called Dressed As A Girl.
The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen
Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The Captain alone is very funny. And Ab Fab: it hasn’t aged at all.
The funniest book I’ve ever read
Yellow Pages. Why are they still printing it?
The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen
The Hobbyist. It was made by a couple of Welsh blokes in 2008 and it won a Virgin Media Shorts award back then.
The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny
I find this YouTube generation stuff quite funny: these young people vlogging and making millions of pounds from something that essentially doesn’t exist and then flaunting their wealth from that “job” on their channels and thus making this generation of children believe that’s how it’s all meant to be. When I was their age I worked hard at menial jobs and earned no money at all and was treated badly by managers who hated me because I was young. Young people aren’t meant to be millionaires.
The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had
I dyed it rainbow for my Sky horror short Bloody Tracy and then crimped it. I’m 32.
The funniest word
Ffa Pob. It’s Welsh for baked beans. I’m not Welsh but I lived there for a while. I met Charlotte Church the other day at Sink The Pink in east London and it was like meeting Michael Jackson.
The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned
My old Asda uniform that I like to wear in posh private members bars to make the management worry that working-class people have accidentally bought memberships.