On Friday 10 September, we are delighted to welcome the one and only Myra DuBois to our Underground studio! She’s been telling us all about her brand new show, Dead Funny…
The past 18 month have been about anything but banana bread and Netflix for you Myra – Britain’s Got Talent, a feature film, starring in a West End show and now a UK tour – how have you managed to go from strength to strength when the rest of us are traumatised from at least one Zoom incident?
I had no choice I’m afraid. It would have been very selfish of me to curl up under my duvet right when the country – nay, the WORLD, needed me the most. I did what I had too and put myself in the limelight, for the good of others.
How does it feel to be getting out on the road after lockdown?
Like liberation! The hardest thing about lockdowns is that they kept me from my public. I can’t WAIT for us to be reunited. I’m especially looking forward to meeting the AdMyras that have yet to see me live! There are some people out there who’ve only seen me on television, or during one of my popular live-streams. Life is about to change for them, experiencing the Magic of Myra, live and in person!
What can audiences expect from your show? Are you really throwing your own funeral?
I am, yes. Odd choice for a show, I grant you but put it this way; we should tell people how much we love them whilst we still have the chance, shouldn’t we? And here’s your chance, dear reader, to tell me what you think of me. And who knows, maybe I’ll get to tell the audience what I think of them…
And for those who only know you (so far!) from Britain’s Got Talent – what can the brand new AdMyras expect when they see you in the flesh?
One of the unique voices of this and any other generation. I shall be singing a couple of songs penned by Richard Thomas (of Jerry Springer The Opera fame) and do you know, when Richard first heard me sing these songs do you know what he said? He said he didn’t know it was possible for a human to make that noise. Has to be heard to be believed.
Your brother-in-law is your support act on this tour – have you worked with him before? Are you looking forward to it?
You had to remind me, didn’t you? I’m afraid it’s true, Yorkshire’s premier misogyny apologist and “comedian” Frank Lavender will be supporting me on this tour, telling his little jokes and god, I hope not, but perhaps even singing his little songs. He’s a phantom, dear reader, a ghost of a breed of comedian long thought dead. “But why, Myra?” I hear you cry, “Why book this woefully unfunny man to support you on your tour”. Fine! I’ll admit it, you got me, my hands are up! There just might be the teeniest tiniest ulterior motive… just think how rapturous my applause will be after the public have endured half an hour of Frank Lavender!
Your known for your fashion-forward outfits. Any hints or tips for those of us who may find going out to your show is the first time we’ve been out of tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt in months?
Just try and make an effort, won’t you? This is a funeral after all for crying out loud. Fashionable mourning attire of the day is encouraged and remember, grief is a competition. Who’s the saddest AdMyra there? I need to see your anguish at my demise reflected in your outfit; do NOT disappoint me!
And finally – we welcome you to Northampton on the 10th of September. Have you been to Northampton before? What are you most looking forward to about your visit?
I shall be honest with you, reader. Northampton is a rare spot on our tour map that I’ve never previously visited! I can’t wait to rectify that. Where should I visit? What is there to see? Tweet me, Northampton! Enlighten my ignorance!
Get your tickets for Myra DuBois: Dead Funny right here