With the 2015 Fringe guide in our pockets, we are all getting very excited at Punchline for this year’s Edinburgh Festival. In the run up to the festival, we will be previewing shows and interviewing our favourite acts. Let’s kick things off with a lady whose new show is set to be big, bold and brilliant, Lou Sanders.
Hello Lou, how are you?
I’m terrific thank you. I am writing this from France and it’s hard to be sad in France. Though I think Amelie was slightly anxious and she is really French.
Are you excited about performing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival?
Yes I am actually. I never used to get excited but I sort of am excited. And not just for the audiences.
How many times have you performed at the festival before?
This is my 4th hour show.
Your show has an intriguing title, where did it come from?
Someone sat right on my pee pee penis and it really hurt.
Without giving too much away, what is your show about?
It’s about me trying to get into Eton College for boys to get a better education and advance myself.
What can the Edinburgh audience expect from your show?
Expect to see a woman trying to get in to a private boys school. Jokes, anecdotes and an erection.*
What do your preparations for the Festival involve?
Lots of previews, writing and honing. Also, like a top athlete, I put a blanket ban on any love making for the Edinburgh season and 2 months before hand just so I can focus. It’s going really well so far.
What does the Edinburgh Festival mean to you?
Good times, frustrating times. Intensity and a loss of money. Also the rainy season and then investment of a new spring coat.
Will you be taking part in any other shows?
Here and there yes but not regular shows.
What other acts do you recommend we catch during the festival?
Pick a show based on which flyerer you would most like to pash and take it from there.
Lou Sanders will perform her show “Lou Sanders: Excuse Me, You’re Sitting on My Penis Again” at The Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 17.30 each night during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Follow Lou on Twitter @lousanders