‘Have I had any regrets? Fringes, every single one of them’ – Emma Doran

Comedian Emma Doran on her aspirational ‘money-no-object’ house purchase and whether talent or ambition is more important

Emma Doran in Liberty Hall: the comedian headlined two sold-out gigs there earlier this month. Picture: Bryan Meade

The end of the pandemic marked a significant turning point in the career of Emma Doran. In the quest to buy a house, Doran had reluctantly started a day job as the income from her comedy gigs was not impressing the banks. She continued making sketch videos in her free time, many of which went viral on social media while people were confined to their homes. But when the last lockdown was lifted and workers ...