Joanna Griffin: ‘I dreamed Pacey from Dawson’s Creek took me for a watermelon Bacardi Breezer’

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The funniest standup I’ve ever seen …

Kemah Bob. She has a drag king act called Lil’ Test Ease who is a right-wing rapper claiming to be a men’s rights activist. The way she tackles toxic masculinity is hilarious and clever on so many levels.

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The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen …

Normal People. Despite seeming like someone who’d be an utter minx in the bedroom I’m actually a deeply repressed Irish Catholic, so the lengthy lovemaking scenes caused me to howl in hysterics. Best comedy of lockdown!

The funniest film I’ve ever seen …

Mac & Me. It was a terrible rip-off of ET that my mum bought at a car boot sale in the 80s. The film was sponsored by McDonald’s. Watching an alien be chased by the FBI while trying to eat a Big Mac is one of the boldest product placements I’ve ever seen.

The funniest person I know …

My double act partner Lola. My comedy wife is a tough crowd, so if I manage to crack just one, brief smile from her when we’re writing together, that’s my dopamine hit for the week.

The funniest heckle I’ve ever had …

My landlord came to see my last Edinburgh show, and rather than laugh at any of the punchlines he would just shout loudly from the front row: “Very good! Very good! Very good!” while slow-clapping his hands. He looked like he might murder someone.

The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned …

A white pinstripe suit and trilby I bought from Jane Norman when I was 15. I sneaked into a Walkabout bar and spent the entire night fielding calls from plumbers as I’d begged my builder dad to let me borrow his Sony Ericsson flip-phone.

The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten...

Perfumed aubergines from a pop up stall in Shoreditch on a deeply underwhelming Hinge date. Such lengths us humans will go to for some spooning with a stranger off the internet.

The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had …

I once grew out my fringe by separating it into curtains and gelling back the rest of my hair into a slick, greasy ponytail. I looked like Peter Andre going into my maths GCSE.

The funniest dream I’ve ever had …

I dreamed that Pacey from Dawson’s Creek flew into Stansted airport, got a minibus up the A40 to Oceana Watford, declared his undying love for me then whisked me off for a watermelon Bacardi Breezer.

The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny …

Funeral admin. Organising whether to donate a loved one’s eyeballs to medical research while deciding what colour bread to have for the finger sandwiches at the wake. At points, belly laughter-inducing.

The funniest joke I’ve ever heard …

Q: Why do ants get sick so often?
A: They only have tiny anty bodies.
Joanna Griffin’s show Miss Honey will be available online Wed 16 to 20 June, outsavvy.com