Katherine Ryan, comedian seen on Let's Dance For Comic Relief, coming to Hull's Pave
If the name Katherine Ryan doesn't mean anything to you, her rapidly inflating backside might ring a bell.
As a contender on Let's Dance For Comic Relief, the Canadian funnygirl made it to the final performing Nicki Minaj's Starships – complete with a suit that swelled her proportions as the song continued.
She ultimately lost out to Corrie actor Anthony Cotton's tap routine, but the show put the Ontario-born comedian firmly in the minds of the British viewing public.
If you liked what you saw, there will be more on offer when Katherine brings her one-woman show to Pave in Hull on Sunday.
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"It's called Nature's Candy," she says.
"My way of approaching life and jokes is to be honest.
"You can have a serious issue, but take a light-hearted look.
"So it's a bit about being a new mum, being in a foreign country, being divorced in my 20s, being alone here ... which all sounds horrible, but I've had the best years.
"It has been hard being so far away from my family, having a daughter, who is three now, and starting out on my career. It has been difficult at times, but great too, so my show is really about finding the positive."
As part of her act Katherine also enjoys a fair bit of celeb-baiting, which could, one wonders, become a little tricky given her own increasing prime-time status.
"I don't feel I am a celebrity," she says. "I think the celebrities I'm intrigued by is that whole cult of being famous for absolutely nothing.
"All I want to do is contribute, to make people happy.
"I don't want a great big house, I don't want to marry a rapper and get a sex tape out.
"As someone with a daughter, as female role models, they are deplorable – Geordie Shore, The Only Way Is Essex – have an opinion on something."
When looking for role models for herself and her daughter, Katherine says she finds plenty of strong, admirable characters in her own peer group.
"I look up to female comedians like Sarah Silverman, Sarah Millican, who has done so much, Tamsin Greig, who is so talented, and Caitlin Moran – I love her, I read her a lot.
" Now is the time for funny girls in the media. They are being given a voice."
• Katherine Ryan is at Pave on Sunday, March 24, 8.15pm. Tickets £6-£8.