Punchline Quizzes Evelyn Mok

7 Jul

Photograph of Evelyn MokWho puts your pants in the washing machine?
My mom.

Which words make you giggle or give you an inner flip of amusement?
Unitard

Tell us about your favourite addictions.
Sugar, I love sugar, which is terrible because I am pre-diabetic and can’t have any.

What’s your favourite comedy routine of all time?
I love Dave Chappelle’s bit about “How old is 15 really?” from his special For What it’s Worth. He hits everything in that joke. It’s a brilliant commentary on race relations in America and also just a really funny bit.

Where is your favourite place to go for food during the Edinburgh Fringe?
I have so many! Edinburgh is such a great city for food. There is the garlic pizza bread with cheese at Moriarty’s at the bottom of the Pleasance, there is Dim sum at Saigon Saigon on St Andrew Square, Ting Thai Caravan and Mosque Kitchen by Bristo Square, 10 to 10 in Deli on Nicholson Street and Noodles and Dumplings on South Clerk Street. Best part is that Edinburgh is so small and walkable so you can indulge and walk everything off.

What’s the weirdest thing an audience member has ever said to you?
A lady came up to me after my show and unprompted started the conversation with “I go to China every year so I am down with the whole Chinese thing. DO YOU go to China? HOW OFTEN DO YOU go to China? YOU DON’T SOUND LIKE you go to China!”. I spoke about a lot of different subjects that night, but felt like she had got a bit stuck on that one particular part of my set.

What have you learned about life through performing at the Fringe?
One year is a lot of time as long as you do proper work everyday of that year. Stress is just a state of mind.

If you could be in a sketch with any two living comedians, who would they be and what would the sketch be about?
Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, it would be the cat lady sketch from SNL, which is one of Kate McKinnon’s regular ones.

Tell us about a coincidence or piece of luck that led you to where you are today.
I was up for a job on the Swedish version of Newsjack in 2012. If I had got it, it would have meant financial security and I could have started to think about settling down, but alas they went a different way, which led to me having no roots in Sweden which led to my decision to move to London.

Who are you most excited about seeing this year?
Very excited to see many people, Sarah Keysworth, Sindhu Vee, Catharine Bohart, Jordan Brookes, Pierre Novellie, Phil Ellis, Kate Berlant, Janeane Garofalo and my own show, because I have no idea what it is yet!

What can you definitely advise us against doing in Edinburgh?
Space out your shows, don’t aim to try and see 6+ shows in a day, it will only make you  tired and mushy in the head and will lead you to sit quietly in the audience by your sixth show even if you are appreciating it, which in turn will make the comedian on stage doubt every decision they’ve made in their life up until that point because they just can’t seem to get a response out of the audience.

 

Catch Evelyn Mok’s: Bubble Butt at the Pleasance Courtyard at 6pm, 1 – 26 August

After an eventful year, Evelyn’s feeling the paradigm shift and trying to figure out her place in this brave new world. In this much-anticipated second hour, the sharp-witted comedian explores her agency, the third-culture-kid-experience, weight loss and what this shift means for her as a woman of colour. Seen on Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Rhys Darby’s Furious Andrew (Channel 4). Winner: Best Newcomer, The Pleasance Indies Awards. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. ‘Uncensored, unapologetic and… wildly refreshing’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Honest and revealing comedy… both poignant and funny’ **** (ShortCom.co.uk).

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