In the Hot Seat: Carmen Lynch

27 Jul

Photograph of Carmen LynchOne of Amy Schumer’s absolute favourite comedians is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for the very first time!

Close your eyes and picture Edinburgh. What do you see? 

I see Arthur’s Seat, but I’m standing at the bottom. I need to work on my visualizations.

What is the last thing that made you snort with laughter? 

When my 8 year old niece asked me why I wasn’t famous.

Tell us about this year’s show? 

It’s a bunch of my favourite jokes -thoughts about death and Jesus balanced with some lighter topics like animals and cupcakes.

Do you have any Edinburgh Fringe traditions? 

If I had to predict (since I don’t know yet), I would guess lots coffee and aimless wandering leading to getting lost and taking pictures.

What is your getting ready music?

Old upbeat music like Britney Spears or Wham. The more embarrassed I’d be to getting busted dancing to it, the better.

If you could have any guest in your show, who would it be? 

Robert Downey Jr. Everything he does seems so effortless and real. I want to take in some of that energy, but I’d probably just creepily stare.

What is the best backhanded compliment you have ever had?

‘Keep doing what you’re doing – you have a lot of potential!’

Who made you howl with laughter when you were a child? 

John Ritter as Jack Tripper on Three’s Company. His physical comedy and facial expressions were top-notch on every episode.

What should Donald Trump know?

Nothing. He’s Donald Trump.

What do you do in Edinburgh that your parents wouldn’t approve of?

It’s what I won’t do – the dishes!

Catch Carmen Lynch: Lynched at 4pm at the Counting House throughout August

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