Wednesday August 5, 2020

‘You’ve only got the one life. I’d rather be 37 and doing something I love, than be 37 and not have taken that chance’

A latecomer to the world of comedy, Dublin stand-up Julie Jay is now grabbing her big chance with both hands, writes Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

2nd June, 2019
Julie Jay: ‘The idea of being able to develop characters fully, and explore storylines, that’s something I’d love to do’

Julie Jay is about to embark on a very big adventure. If that sounds like the start of a Hollywood-style comedy caper, well, that’s not a million miles from the truth. When we meet in a Dublin hotel, Jay is on the cusp of handing in her notice as a secondary school teacher in Lucan, and launching her career in comedy full time.

“It’s a career break,” Jay is quick to add, in...

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