The Spotlight on ... Sarah Kendall

Monday, November 07 2011

She was a Perrier-nominated stand-up back in 2004, she's resident host of Soho Theatre's Saturday night shows and she has some vital foot-based news for us - damn right, it's Sarah Kendall

Sarah Kendall

Where in London do you live?:
Are you a burglar? That would be a clever way to do it. Email my agent and say, "hi, I've got some questions for your client, and we'll promote any gigs she has coming up." First question is finding out where I live, and then you find out which nights I'm out gigging. Busted.

How long have you been gigging for?:
My first gig was at Sydney University in 1998. I was pretty rubbish and suffered from terrible stage fright, so I didn't do it much until I did the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2000.

What do we need to know about you?:
I don't think Grease 2 is such a bad movie. I think the acting is competent, and I find the songs quite pleasant, thank you very much.

What do we not need to know about you, but you're going to tell us anyway?:
I think I have a verruca on the ball of my foot. Thought I'd got rid of it a few years ago, but I think it's back.

Who makes you laugh?:
Will Ferrell. Even when he's doing nothing I find him hilarious.

What are your favourite London venues?:
I love Garlic and Shots. The garden out the back is awesome and the music they play is my kind of music (though sadly they rarely play the Grease 2 soundtrack). I also love Fernandez and Wells on Lexington St. I love the atmosphere in close, crowded spaces. That reads like I'm being sarcastic, but I'm being genuine.

What are you/should you be famous for?:
I should be famous for my spaghetti marinara. Anyone who has tasted it has immediately died because it is so delicious. Fact. I am wanted for the murder of around a dozen people.

Who is your celebrity doppelganger?:
I went to a Halloween party years ago dressed as a vampire, and a lot of people said I looked like Tom Cruise in Interview with a Vampire. To be fair, a lot of them were pretty wasted.

Can you dance?:
When I'm drunk I think I'm doing some awesome dance moves, but apparently it's pretty average. I'd get top marks for trying.

Whose sex face would you least like to see?
Mine. I can't imagine the horror.

Audiences love it when I ... trip on something on the way to the mic.

Audiences hate it when I ... as a consequence of tripping, fall onto the microphone stand and land directly on my eye, so the microphone stand spikes me through the eyeball and skewers my brain. That hasn't happened but I imagine it would be difficult to watch.

Click here for 2-for-1 tickets to one of Sarah's regular haunts, the 99 Club, courtesy of TV channel Dave.


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