My First Audition: Emma Thompson

Going to audition uni actually for the footlights well I knew I was gonna get in because my mate right so that was total no pity but I did turn up and do a sketch written by George Mele that I’d done when I was 14 about a Hampstead liberal who’s boasting about the fact that she has a black man.

At her party it was back in the day when that was an issue you know the sort of middle class it was George Melly so.

Inspired by Lenny Bruce actually that amazing piece called how to relax your colored friends at parties the extraordinary bit of stand-up that.

Was cutting-edge at the time about racism and Demi racism inside all of us so yeah that was my first one and it was really.