Contrary to popular belief, most comedians are not millionaires. With so much of their money being spent on biros, service station food and those cheap Casio watches, many of them are forced to actually work for a living.
In this new regular feature, we interview local comics to find out how they pay the bills. Does a day job get in the way of comedy or does it provide invaluable inspiration? Will they say too much and get themselves sacked? First up, comedian, compère and nanny Eva Bindeman talks to fellow funny person Martin Pilgrim about being the Mary Poppins of Bristol comedy.
Kettle: Hi, Eva. So tell us a bit about your day job.
Eva: I am a nanny, which is a great job. I get paid to play in the park, laugh about farts and eat reasonable amounts of ice cream. I’ve been a nanny since I left university (so 9 years!). I took my first role in Switzerland to also save up some money and found that I absolutely loved it – so it became my career. There’s no shifting me out of it now.