Punchline Quizzes: Sindhu Vee

Photograph of Sindhu VeeWho puts your pants in the washing machine?

IS THIS A TRICK QUESTION? Obviously my dog is trained to do it.

(I do).

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





Tell us about your favourite addictions.


Chocolate chip cookies

(In that order)

What’s your favourite comedy routine of all time?

Eddie Murphy describing his family cookout in Delirious

Where is your favourite place to go for food during the Edinburgh Fringe?

There’s a van that sells grilled cheese sandwiches near Abattoir. If that isn’t there this year then Meltmongers grilled cheese.

For breakfast (especially proper tea) and if I’m missing home — Dhishoom

What’s the weirdest thing an audience member has ever said to you?

I was leaving a gig at which I’d killed — it wasn’t in London and it was on a boat — a guy from the audience was standing alone having a beer. As I passed him he said “I thought your stuff was awful. Standing on stage talking about all your elite living in India with all your servants. It was so unbearable I couldn’t even watch, I had to leave. It made me sick to my stomach”

I said “err, I didn’t say anything about my life in India or anyone’s household help”. Then I turned around and left.

Weird that he hated my set about a bunch of stuff I didn’t even say.

What have you learned about life through performing at the Fringe?

That practice is everything (the comedy boot camp that is the Fringe is a blessing in this regard) and that if you don’t have close pals you can’t survive in life (because you definitely can’t survive that month).

If you could be in a sketch with any two living comedians, who would they be and what would the sketch be about?

It would be about two groups of overzealous helicopter mothers at school trying to outdo each other for some school event but how their plans are sabotaged because one camp has me and the other has a mother who’s a non English speaking mom with a criminal past from whatever country she’s from. Her and I become friends because we can’t stand the others. And we ruin all their stupid over-elaborate plans.

Kristen Wiig

Ali Wong

Tell us about a coincidence or piece of luck that led you to where you are today.

Someone I knew very vaguely put me on a group mailing list about a stand up gig she was doing for charity. That email led me to Funny Women which led me to a workshop if they were running which got me to do my first gig in a bar in Soho which made me realise what my calling is. And here I am doing it professionally now.

Who are you most excited about seeing this year?

All the shows of all my comedy peers.

What can you definitely advise us against doing in Edinburgh?

Lurching from the Loft to Brooks Bar to Abattoir every single night with comedy folk and getting home around 6am. I did it one year and I still have nightmares about it. [A note from Punchline – these are the performers’ bars at Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly. You need passes to get in]


Catch Sindhu Vee: Sandhog at Pleasance Courtyard at 4.30pm, 1 – 26 August

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from host of BBC Radio 4’s Comedy of the Week podcast. As seen on QI (BBC Two), Have I Got News for You (BBC One) and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), and heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast. ‘Refreshing; clever stuff’ (Bruce Dessau). ‘Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths’ (List). ‘Priceless’ (Chortle.co.uk).


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