You can’t joke about something you don’t genuinely care about. That’s the epiphany I had whilst talking to one of the rawest yet most pleasant open mikers I know. She reveals to me the secret that has garnered her respect in the scene for telling what’s special about her own life, rather than sticking to the status quo. We also talk briefly about hecklers, self-promotion and the role someone’s faith plays when chasing their career. After a brief meal of hour-old fish and chips, Kayla Bernadette and I sat down for a chat about hustling in comedy to prove your worth.