Character comedy is Karen Sherrard's speciality. Since starting out in 2012, Karen has made an impact on the open mic circuit and is now getting paid middle and opening spots on pro bills. Winner of Last Mic Standing in Cardiff in 2014, Karen is South Wales based, owns a car which she can drive and grows her own vegetables.
One of Karen's comedy characters, Esme de Flange, is a lascivious TV gardener who puts the viewer in mind of Nigella Lawson. Offering horticultural tips and probing into gardening problems, you'll be invited into Esme's world of overgrown shrubbery, hard-to-find Clematis, pricking out and juicy Cox. Alluding to the men in her life - her darling Anthony fiddling with his topiary balls and Serge, the lovely Frenchman whose 50 metres adjoins her rear, Esme reveals that life is not exactly the bed of roses one might have first thought.
In contrast to Esme, meet Iris Evans, a 76 year old woman from the South Wales Valleys. Her life's work is to run the annual fête in the village of Llanfairchwaraesboncen without a hitch - a nigh on impossible task what with savage rabbits in the petting zoo, little Evan Morgan sneaking Class A crack into his Mam-gu's competition welshcakes and a fraudulent raffle.