388 – NonComPod – Philippa Perry

Posted 3 years ago on November 12th, 2021.

Psychotherapist, author, speaker and agony aunt, Philippa Perry graces the show with her extremely funny and invigorating presence!  We talk about her journey into speaking via book tours, and explore the relationship between her authentic self and her performance and therapist voices.

We also discover how her career in psychotherapy started as a means of coping with her own loneliness with regard to her “role-playing” parents, and learn about her envy when her husband Grayson Perry won the Turner Prize. We also ask whether the adoration of strangers is a lasting solution to the “narcissistic injury” that often sets people on a path to becoming performers…

20 mins of extras available exclusively to the Insiders Club features Philippa recalling a meeting with Jimmy Carr and an aspect of his social fluidity that left her gobsmacked; how she deals with criticism and trolling; she shares with Stu some of their anxieties about interviewing people; and she helps a bit more with Stu’s concerns about whether his son Boutros will mind being talked about onstage…


Go to www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for this and much more, including the exclusive Insiders Q&As with Nish Kumar, James Acaster and Fern Brady and the incredible “self-help for comedians” special with Amanda Donnet.

Catch up with Philippa:

TW: @Philippa_Perry

Philippa’s profile in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/philippa-perry

Find “The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read”, “How To Stay Sane” and “Couch Fiction” at all good bookshops or, if you must, Amazon.

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