“I carried on. Day job, stand up. Stand up competition. See friends, get obliterated. Wake up in the night crying. Get up. Shower. Eat. Make up on. Go to work. Argh! The tube feels like a gauntlet. Deep breath. Dive in. Earphones in. Volume up. It’s a game, through Kings Cross, dodging the obstacles. Duck into the secret passage between the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines. One foot in front of the other.”
For Isabelle, stand up comedy is the outlet that keeps her sane in her day job but the nature of the game is to turn your life into punchlines. How can you be funny when all you’re feeling is all-consuming sadness?
“In some ways I wanted [my therapist] to come and watch me to see how FUCKING HILARIOUS I AM and in others I thought how odd it would be performing to someone who’s seen so far behind my mask. Would he even find it funny or just sit there knowing what I was hiding?”
Ellipsis explores how to deal with grief, be authentic, and still be funny.
Isabelle Farah is a British Lebanese actress, comedian, and writer. She trained at DSL, graduating in 2011 and has worked in a variety of roles in theatre including in the West End and on tour. As a stand up she was semi-finalist in the Funny Women and 2Northdown New Act competitions and performed in a split bill 'Mo Farah' at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018.Book Now
Was recommended in the Evening Standard as a top pick in Comedy in May but if I link to it shows you the current month which is very awkward.
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