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"Sometimes I wish I could do clean comedy but then I think nahhhh fuck it." | Kate Barron talks cheese toasties and wet pants ahead of Made You Lick at Vault Festival

Tell us about the show you’re bringing to the Vault Festival, Made You Lick. 

Made You Lick is my debut hour that I’ll be taking it to Edinburgh Fringe this year, and I’m really excited to be taking it as a work in progress to the Vault Festival on March 4th. 

This show is truly an unfiltered hour of my comedy (don’t bring your gran or kids). I talk about my family, friends, being happily childless, and of course the juicy stuff like dating, sex, and relationships. I did make a girl wet her pants, so if you would rather wet knickers over a wet handkerchief, I’m your girl. 

What made you want to write a show about the years you spent finding yourself?

It’s more about feeling myself than finding myself. I went on a spiritual journey in my 20s of vodka, cheese toasties and sexy (and some not so sexy) men. God bless the fuck boys I met along the way who made me the amazing woman I am today!

Was it difficult putting such personal experiences on stage?

Yes! The first time I opened up on stage and talked about a man sleeping with me who kept his socks on made a tear run down my face, but I soon realized it was just upper lip sweat. 

What inspired your blunt, no-holds-barred comedic style?

I am who I am, both on stage and off (for better or worse). These are the thoughts I have floating around in my head. I know that if I’m thinking these things, so are other people so why not just say them out loud and have a laugh? Sometimes I wish I could do clean comedy but then I think nahhhh fuck it. 

What’s your best piece of advice for people who are still going through that process of finding themselves?

Don’t post that shit on Instagram, we don’t want to see it! Take a day off. Stop trying to eat pray love yourself, and just grab a weighted blanket, a good vibrator and a nice bottle of wine, you’ll figure it out soon enough. 

What do you hope people take away from your show?

I hope people leave my show with sore abs and wet pants, thinking god damn, that girl is funny we should give her all of our money. 

Are there any other shows you’re looking forward to at the Vault Festival?

Yes! Thanyia Moore’s show Bully, Evelyn Mok, Harriet Kemsley, Micky Overman, Jessica Fostekew – so many great ones! 

Do you have any advice for anyone looking to break into comedy?

We’re all full up. Pick something else. I heard you’re a really good singer, do that please. 

It’s the hardest, worst, best, most challenging and rewarding thing I’ve ever done and unless you’re willing and able to sell your soul for the laughter of others, save yourself now.


Kate is performing Made You Lick on 4th March.

Book your ticket here.

Find out more about Vault Festival here.

You can keep up with her work by checking out her website and following her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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