Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Comedy acts make Miranda 'furious'

Miranda Hart has criticised the material of some of her fellow comics

Miranda Hart says she is infuriated by the material of some of her fellow comedians.

The funnywoman and actress's sitcom Miranda, co-starring Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis and Sarah Hadland, has been a huge hit on BBC1.

But Miranda, 39, told the Radio Times: "Comedy is so subjective...I mean there's some comedy on at the moment which makes me furious - I don't understand why people like them because I hate them so much."

The star declined to name names, saying: "No, I couldn't possibly tell you who... As a comedian, the audience think you're saying, 'Look at me! I'm the funniest person in the whole world!'

"You're setting yourself up for people to say 'Why on earth does she think that?' But that's not what it is - you're just doing your job."

Miranda said that she never intended that her sitcom would be about a "single woman looking for love" and told the magazine that her friends worry that becoming famous has made it more difficult for her to find a man because "men are going to feel nervous approaching me".

She added: "I'm surprised that anyone's interested in my love life....I don't feel like a famous person. If I'm walking the dog and someone comes up to me, it's a surprise. I forget that I'm on telly."

The Call The Midwife actress, who previously suffered depression, revealed that she has two tattoos - Chinese letters on her arm and a bird and heart on her ankle.

"It's pretty horrible and no, I wasn't drunk - I was stone-cold sober. But I do regret it," she said.

"I think I just wanted to say, 'I'm not the public-school stereotype you think I am'."

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