LIFE LES­SONS

EDGE - - KNOWLEDGE FAVOURITES -

McGrath trained in IT at Thames Val­ley Univer­sity in 1989, largely to ap­pease her par­ents. Af­ter land­ing a job, she quickly re­alised that the pro­fes­sion wasn’t for her. “I didn’t re­ally know the re­al­ity of the job,” she tells us. “It was only when I re­trained to work in ed­u­ca­tion that I re­alised I love en­ter­tain­ing peo­ple. But I didn’t grow up feel­ing that com­edy was my call­ing. It hap­pened by chance.” Her new show, Break­ing Black, opened at the Ed­in­burgh Com­edy Fes­ti­val on Au­gust 3.

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