Sarah Millican

"Why would anyone ever want to be with someone who doesn't think they are awesome. I'd rather be with nobody than someone who thought I was anything less than that" - Sarah Millican

Comedian Sarah Millican discusses her divorce and welcomes Samantha Baines to the Divorce Club in the first episode of the podcast. Samantha interviews the top comedian about her divorce experience. Sarah and Samantha compare divorce notes, emotions, chat confidence, sexual explosions and changing your exes name in your phone to "the arse".

Sarah reveals that it was divorce which meant she tried stand up for the first time, so lets all thank her ex-husband for that. Now happily married, Sarah talks re-entering married life, losing friends, moving in with your parents aged 29. We delve into the sad moments as well as the euphoric ones in this discussion on marriage, divorce and relationships in general. Magic Mike even gets a mention.

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Episode transcript:


Sam: Welcome to the divorce club hosted by me, comedian and divorcee, Samantha Baines. You might be starting a new chapter due to your divorce, maybe have a friend who is going through a divorce? Or you're just plain curious! I recently got divorced aged 32 and it was a bit of a whirlwind doing it so young. Yes, I still believe I'm young, don't ruin it for me. I felt confused, free and lonely, so I decided to interview some interesting people about their divorce experiences in the hope that it would help me get out of the house mainly and maybe help you too. Don't worry, I am a comedian so it won't be all doom and gloom. Welcome to the Divorce Club. 


Sam: So I am joined by comedian Sarah Millican. Hello Sarah.

Sarah: Hello. How are you?

Sam: I'm good, thank you. Welcome to the divorce club.


Sarah: Yeah, I mean I've been in a long time. Where have you been more importantly?


Sam: I know I stormed in and I'm taking over the party. It's a bit rude isn't it.


Sarah: It is. How long have you been divorced? I mean it's not a competition.


Sam: Well I think you've won because I've only been separated for a year and a half. I've had the piece of paper stamped that the judge says we can get divorced but we still haven't done the financials.

Sarah: Right.

Sam: Sort of divorced but sort of not finished divorcing.


Sarah: How quickly did you take off your wedding ring?

Sam: I love this you're just interviewing me, this is great! I took off the wedding band almost immediately

Sarah: Yeah.

Sam: But I kept the engagement ring on for a while, because for some reason, that had more meaning.


Sarah: Oh that's nice, I quite like that, but also it... maybe it was worth more money? 


Sam: Yeah I know, I was like, it's pretty and there's diamonds.


Sarah: And also I wonder if keeping something on that finger keeps men at a distance, when maybe that's what you're after?


Sam: No, I had a sexual explosion when I separated from my husband and I don't mean in my...

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