It’s TV’s Katherine Ryan!
Canadian Katherine Ryan has lived in the UK so long now that she says knickers rather than panties when talking about women’s unmentionables. I know this because I saw her give one-hit wonder Sinitta such an exquisite roast on ITV a couple of years ago: “To Sinitta an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction is anytime we can’t see her knickers.” (She also added: “Sinitta your talent is legendary. No, that’s not the word – mythological” and: “You share your birthplace, Seattle, with many other great musicians - Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix - and just like them your career was tragically cut short aged 27.”
She’s been a star turn on whichever TV show she has appeared on from Frankie Boyle’s New World Order to The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and her In Trouble stand-up show is one of the very best you’ll find on Netflix (“I spent so long trying to look like one of the Kardashians I don’t give a fuck it’s the dad”). Her latest show, Glitter Room, is in Newcastle in March: miss it and miss out.Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, Friday 23 March, Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, 8pm, £20. tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk