Background: Clowning at Ecole Philippe Gaulier

Bizarely, Bethany studied Clowning at Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

From this experience, she learnt more about comedy than she felt she was learning at the time.

For some reason the BBC’s flagship current events programme, Newsnight was filming the school at the time, meaning that I was dressed as Minnie Mouse for my first television appearance. I made the costume myself; for my mouse ears, I simply took polka dot fabric and sewed large bra pads onto it.