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  Middle aged women as comedic material Thursday 29 January 2004  
Caroline Aherne did it with Mrs Merton, Victoria Wood and Julie Walters did it in their skit Acorn Antiques. Even men who impersonate us tend to parody "women of a certain age".

So is it easier to be a funny middle-aged woman - than an overtly young comedienne?
Stand-up comic Janice Connolly joins Jenni to talk about why her mumsy persona Mrs Barbara Nice is such a crowd-pleaser.


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