Rosie Jones: ‘My funniest outfit? A fully inflatable Mr Blobby costume’

·2-min read

The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …

Bridget Christie: I could watch her for hours. She’s one of the reasons I became a comedian in the first place.

The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen …

As a proud Yorkshire lass, I’ve got to say the Four Yorkshiremen from At Last the 1948 Show.

Related: The Guide: Staying In – sign up for our home entertainment tips

The funniest book I’ve ever read …

Billy Connolly’s Tall Tales and Wee Stories, a collection of his most famous routines written down. He truly is the master.

The funniest TV show I ever saw …

Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies is just exceptionally written; every single line is a setup or a punchline.

The funniest person I know …

My nana, Lavinia Forrest: she’s funny because she doesn’t know she’s funny. My grandad will hate this answer because he likes to think he’s the funny one in the family.

The funniest heckle I’ve ever had …

As a disabled comedian, often my hecklers are also disabled. Once I was heckled for an entire hour by a seemingly lovely woman with a speech box … so she had to type her heckle out before playing it. That’s effort, and I respect her for that.

The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned …

I pride myself on being excellent at fancy dress, and I have dressed up as Ronald McDonald, Lady Gaga, a Christmas pudding and a crocodile to name but a few. But I think my funniest outfit was a fully inflatable Mr Blobby costume. Have you ever seen a five-foot lady with cerebral palsy wobbling towards you dressed as Mr Blobby? It was quite something.

The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny …

My walk. Let’s clarify this: you’re not allowed to laugh at my walk but I am. Most times I am in control of my leggies, but occasionally they have a mind of their own, and the little flicks can be very funny.

The funniest word …

“Utch”. It’s a northern word that means: “Move your big bum, I want to sit on the sofa.” I remember moving to London and friends being baffled when I’d wave at them, shouting: “Oi, utch up love!” Makes me proud to be a northern bird.

Rosie co-hosts the podcast Daddy Look At Me with Helen Bauer, and performs at Alexandra Palace, N22, Sat. She is on Instagram and Twitter @josierones