Kath Hughes: 'I had a dream where I fought a swan for a bottle of tonic'

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The funniest standup I’ve ever seen…

Jessica Fostekew’s Hench. She managed to make childbirth so funny it almost seems like it would be worth it for the anecdote.

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The funniest sketch I’ve ever seen…

I could watch Mark Heap on Big Train realise he’s forgotten something before entering a cell for 10 years, all day.

The funniest TV show I’ve ever seen…

The League of Gentlemen, I’m Alan Partridge and Spaced hold a special place in my heart.

The funniest person I know…

A hybrid beast called Ed Easton, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Adam Drake and Ben Rowse. Hair of Ed, hair of Kiri, hair of Adam, and admin skills of Ben. I realise that’s just a pile of hair but I reckon it would still be funny and organised.

The funniest item of clothing I’ve ever owned…

Funny weird or funny ha ha? My early 2000s, one-shouldered, light purple crop top with a glittery 89 inexplicably written across the front should cover both questions.

The funniest meal I’ve ever eaten…

Day one of a “Lose all your fat in three days” diet was eat six eggs. It wasn’t funny at the time, or the week after, but time heals all wounds, including egg-bound constipation.

The funniest hairstyle I’ve ever had…

An accidental mullet. This one was accidental in the sense that “Cut me a mullet” was never said out loud and yet somehow it happened.

The funniest dream I’ve ever had…

The one where I fought a giant swan for a bottle of tonic.

The funniest thing that shouldn’t be funny…

Watching someone stumble and try to recover their balance. But for ages. Then they land, and we make sure they’re OK, and then we pretend it was at that point and that point only that we started laughing.

The funniest number…

96. I’m dyslexic.

The funniest word…

Bum. It’s a classic and delights children and adults alike.

Kath Hughes plays Aberystwyth comedy festival for Gŵyl 2021, 6 to 7 March, bbc.co.uk/gwyl2021