Roisin Conaty... Stand up and be counted
'Stand-up is one of the art forms where you don't have to look nice, and I hope it stays that way," declares comedian Roisin Conaty, 36, over tea in the Westbury hotel. "I'm an overeater and my weight goes up and down - I have been aaalll the weights. I've gone up by two stone now, so I don't feel confident in my looks, but I'm smart enough not to concentrate on it because it's so trivial and we're lucky to be alive. Comedy is one of the few places in entertainment at present where it's good for women to be, as no one is telling you that you're too heavy or too old."