Myra DuBois reveals her favourite TV shows

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Myra DuBois brings her Self AdMyra show to Brighton Comedy Festival this autumn.

The show will take place at 9.30pm on 22 October at the Brighton Dome Studio.

This year’s Brighton Comedy Festival will feature 70 performances across 16 days at the Dome, Komedia and The Old Market.

> Buy tickets now on the official website.

Other acts will include Dara O Briain, Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Lee Nelson, One Man Breaking Bad, Nina Conti, John Lloyd, Tommy Tiernan, Jason Byrne, Rob Beckett, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Hardeep Singh Kohli, James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Joe Lycett, Beardyman, Alfie Moore, Fred MacAuley, The Thinking Drinkers Club and Sean Kelly from Storage Wars.

We caught up with Myra to find out what she likes to watch to relax between shows…


Favourite TV show to cheer you up:

The Antiques Roadshow. I love seeing the recently bereaved trying to squeeze every penny they can from their poor dead granny’s nick-nacks. The crescendo of disappointment when they’re told just how little that knock-off Clarice Cliff bedpan is worth. Priceless.”


TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

“You’re just trying to show my age with this one aren’t you, and I shan’t play along. I’m going to say Coronation Street, because it’s been on forever and that’s that.”


TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

“See above. I’ll opt for EastEnders to give your readers some variety though. No problem.”


Favourite TV show to watch before going to sleep:

Countdown. Sends me off every time.”


Favourite “guilty pleasure” TV show:

“Oh god, have you seen Big Ang? It’s the spin off show from Mob Wives. If you haven’t heard of her, look her up! I think she and I would get along very well. Too well.”


TV show that you find most addictive:

Breaking Bad. It’s almost as moreish as its subject. ‘I’d imagine’, she added.”


Favourite TV show to watch hungover:

“I’m afraid my hangovers don’t allow for television anymore. I’m afraid my hangovers will only tolerate blanket darkness, complete silence and prayer. So maybe Songs of Praise on mute in another room.”


Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

“I would love to see a follow on from Keeping Up Appearances. I think Hyacinth Bucket is such an iconic character and there’s great scope in finding out what she’s up to now!

“I picture her widowed and living in assisted accommodation, giving the wardens hell. Oh it’d be wonderful!”


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