Be Grand: The Leaving Cert Resit,

Justine Stafford

May 21, 2019

They say that a lie travels halfway around the world while the truth is still doing its shoelaces. If we’re to take that metric as gospel, and we’re credulous types at Be Grand, then this week’s guest’s jokes and memes have routinely circumnavigated the globe while the lie is still arguing with its satnav over how to get off the M50. So positive and funny she could make a brick smile, we’re delighted to welcome stand-up comedian, contributor and writer Justine Stafford.

Topics of conversation range from the experiences of growing up in Nobber (and if that didn’t set Justine on the path to doing stand-up we don’t know what did), the subtle differences between fertiliser and manure (crucial information for anyone who, like Andy, has an uncle whose approval they crave), asking for extra paper during an exam and what it was like to be a kid running around a farm knowing that all you wanted to do was to make people laugh.

This episode also includes a very open and honest chat on Justine’s experiences with an eating disorder in her school days and the challenges this brought with it. If discussions of Bulimia and Anorexia are a trigger for you or someone who might be listening please do be warned and take care.

TW: *Anorexia*, *Bulimia*, *eating disorder*

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