Impertinent Questions for Cally Beaton

21 Jul

Cally BeatonWhat is your favourite synonym for “bum”?


Whose swearing makes you laugh the most?

My kids, when they were little.

Who should come to see your show and why?

Anyone who’s ever been a woman, known a woman or had a mother who was a woman.

Who are you excited about seeing this year?

Sarah Kendall, Maisie Adam, Yuriko Kotani, Jessica Fostekew, Sara Barron, Rosie Jones

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

Stephen Colbert saying ‘Please will you come and co-host The Late Show with me? I’m not going to keep asking. And my friend Seth Meyers fancies you’.

Describe your perfect day at the Fringe.

Eat 1 of my 5 a day, drink enough water that I need to wee occasionally and make people laugh, all without crying.

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

Crying. See above.

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

Would you rather die or get a 1* review?

What’s your favourite Brexit metaphor?

It’s like me cancelling my Spotify subscription because I’d prefer to negotiate with the record labels on a song by song basis.

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

Sorry for the clanging name drop (not sorry or wouldn’t be doing it) – a conversation I had with the late, great Joan Rivers back when I was working for Comedy Central in the US.

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

I’m massive in Hollywood and you’re not getting a cut.


Buy tickets for Cally Beaton: Invisible here

5.10pm | Assembly George Square | 31 July, Aug 1-12, 14-26 Aug


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