Comedy profile: Sean Hughes
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Quickfire interview with Sean Hughes
How would you describe your style of comedy?
‘Truthful, off the cuff, irreverent and never losing sight of the fact that I have to be funny.’
Who or what makes you laugh?
‘Unfortunately, mainly just practical jokes and a little bit of TV.’
What’s been your most memorable gig, good or bad?
‘I’ve got a terrible short term memory, so I guess it was the last one.’
What’s the best/worst thing about being a comedian?
‘The best thing is the absolute freedom to say anything you want. The worst is that audiences don’t come to my house, I have to go to them.’
What’s the most memorable heckle you’ve received?
‘My audience don’t tend to heckle, they usually just comment to their partners. Like at my last gig a slightly overweight woman turned to her partner and said, “I didn’t realise vegetarians could get fat”.’