Impertinent Questions for Sara Barron

Sara BarronWhat is your favourite synonym for “bum”?

“My juicy peach”. Although I’ll admit that “rump trumpet” is a close runner-up.

Whose swearing makes you laugh the most?

A parrot’s.

Who should come to see your show and why?

Anyone except students, the un-waged and OAPs. That concession price really eats into my margins*.

*I’m joking, obvi, and only trying to prove that, in point of fact, Americans do understand sarcasm.

Who are you excited about seeing this year?

My therapist on a twice-weekly Skype sesh to cope with the stresses of Edinburgh.

Stand-up wise, however, I’d regret failing to mention the following powerhouses: Jess Fostekew, Lou Sanders, Luke McQueen, Rachel Fairburn, Josie Long, Ray Badran and Max and Ivan.

Imagine you come off stage and find a wish come true. Which food/drink/present/person would be waiting for you?

Riz Ahmed and City Café nachos.  Riz would take his time showing me who’s boss, then we’d say our goodbyes and I’d celebrate with nachos. (I’m trying my hand at a dry-August.)

Describe your perfect day at the Fringe.

It would involve sending this sort of text to my husband: “Show went great. Currently sat with a white wine in the courtyard, pouring over a Twitter spat between two of my enemies, both of whom are high-octane touchy after getting medium reviews.”

How long does it take to come down after a show and how do you do it?

The come down, for me, is pretty fast. My bigger issue is trying to gear myself back up. I tackle the task with an episode of Rupaul, a chocolate-covered rice cake, and a meditation track I’m too embarrassed to tell you the name of.

In the game “Would You Rather?” what’s the hardest choice you have had to make?

Riz Ahmed or my husband.*

*Just reminding you a second time about Americans and sarcasm

Who or what helped you believe you were going to make it in comedy?

My agent, my husband, the clarity of focus afforded to me by the kid, and also countless convos with my younger-than-I-am comedy mentors, Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar.

Tell us something your agent doesn’t want us to know.

I’m on a heavy pencil to be the next James Bond.

Buy tickets for Sara Barron: Enemies Closer here

8.30pm | Pleasance Courtyard | 31 July, 1-12, 14-25 Aug


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