Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to episode 166 of the Distraction Pieces Podcast with Scroobius Pip! Thank you for tuning in, people – you are most welcome (I refer you back to the three welcomes about 30 words ago) and it is a pleasure to have you here. In return for your attendance, consider yourself fully blessed and uplifted by the presence of this week’s wonderful guest – it’s Ireland’s own comedian, actress and writer Aisling Bea!
Such a warm and funny chat with Pip and self-proclaimed “gritty little grafter” Aisling, ranging a whole ton of topics and tangents including her very equestrian-centric upbringing, Ireland fame, the frenetic job-to-job work-pace, celebrity and coming to terms early on with the fact that co-stars are mere people too, drama versus comedy, the audition process and how the notoriously merciless LA scene can be cracked by the outsiders, and the balance of the infamous UK panel show which rounds out in a brilliant back and forth centred on feminism and male emotion, and how the two can be at such odds – from then on it’s a grand finale which you’ll want to chip in on (feel free to of course!) covering vulnerability, pride, male and female instinct and ahh damn, just so much more… Of course you don’t want any of it spoiled pre-listen now do you – so just get stuck into this glorious episode and enjoy the company of your new best friend Aisling Bea!