Tell us about your show. Why should we go and see it?
Have you ever fantasised about bumping into your first teen love and showing them how much better than them you are now?
As a kid did you see a horror film that persuaded you obsession, jealousy and revenge were attractive qualities that would make everyone fancy you?
If the answer is yes to both then your mind is like Love Island that’s been swallowed by a colossal squid.
But if the answer is no, Then you haven’t lived! And by ‘lived’, I mean been an immortal being waiting for the reincarnation of your first love who you stayed in a hissy fit.
By the way, Why aren’t immortals ever satisfied?They have it all, literally, but they are always wanting more!
Are you flying solo or are you part of a team?
Just me on my ownsome! No PR, no door person or tech, but I have a marvellous flyerer called Shaun. Also I am sharing a flat with two other women- a feisty American stand-up and a performance artist exploring the world of a woman’s work.
What are your hopes and dreams for the Fringe?
To get an audience every day! To get through it without developing boils. I have a dodgy knee so hoping that is going to be better not worse!
What makes you laugh?
Funny things in any form! Professional or civilian! In my mind the funniest thing ever which made me feel I had appendicitis with laughing, is John Thompson’s Cheeky Monkey from Alan Partridge.He is so funny but the narrative is so painful ! We have all died on our arses in the moment of our greatest opportunity.
What is it that made you a performer?
I found something I could do well that brought me joy. To be honest I was terrible at everything else.
How will your audience think/feel differently after an hour in your company?
In New Zealand where my comedy shows are digested with great earnestness, a woman accosted me in the street the day after seeing one and said ‘You have changed my life. I’ve been writing my diary all night about how seeing your show made me realize it’s ok if I’m a failure’ I cured her depression!
Whose show – apart from your own – are you looking forward to seeing at the Edinburgh Fringe?
What’s the most useful piece of advice you’ve been given?
Tomorrow is another day (Gone with the Wind)
Do you have a favourite Fringe memory?
My first ever solo show, Greyfriars Bobby Speaks to the World where I channeled the wisdom of my dog Arthur while he licked his bits. Massive hit!
Who is your showbiz/Fringe idol and why.
Arthur Smith without a doubt. He does his show, he sings, he does a midnight tour, he is a legend.
Charmian Hughes She! Immortal Horror Queen’s Guide to Life, 18.00, The Counting House, Pay What You Can