Catherine Bohart's Leicester Square Questionnaire
Catherine Bohart loves control, hates change and is a serial planner. It’s been an interesting couple of years…
Fresh off the back of a totally sold out Edinburgh Fringe run and having just filmed her debut Live At The Apollo appearance, do not miss your final chance to see her critically acclaimed show, This Isn’t For You.
What’s your most memorable heckle?
A man in Manchester stood on his chair to repeatedly shout “Potato” at me. It’s hard to take a grown man on a chair shouting about root vegetables seriously so I found it rather bemusing. Felt like some retro 80s hostility.
Where do you go for your pre/post Leicester Square Theatre gig food?
Chinatown! I love great food served with extremely bright overhead lighting.
What’s one word to describe the state of the UK?
Who's the best upcoming performer in the country that we haven't heard of?
Who would you describe as your arch-nemesis?
Helen Bauer (she will also be opening for me at Leicester Square Theatre).
When was the time you bombed the most onstage?
Literally every gig for the first 12 months. That’s the best thing about comedy. You’re as bad now as you will likely ever be.
What’s been your strangest fan encounter?
A man drove beside me in his car from the train station to the venue I was touring in to tell me at every few metres he’d be happy to drive me there. When we got to the gig and his partner arrived and I explained what had happened, she hid him in the back of the show and they left very very quickly. I like to think she gave him a powerpoint on how not to be in the world after.
Where’s your favourite place to tour?
Bristol and Scotland. Those are my people.
How do you like to relax after a gig?
A bath or reading. Rock n Roll is dead.
What’s the one thing you want the audience to take away from your show?
That the ginger girl was funny.
Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs or legs as long as your fingers?
No, thank you.
Who would win in a fight: Badger or Baboon?
What are their star signs?
What’s the oddest thing you’ve overheard in London?
That Ireland is still part of the UK.
Catherine Bohart plays Leicester Square Theatre on 2 December. Book tickets here.