Impertinent Questions for Yuriko Kotani

23 Jul

Yuriko KotaniWhat is your favourite synonym for “bum”?

“Get burnt”

I used Google translation and translated “bum” from English to Japanese, then Japanese to English again, and it became this word.

Whose swearing makes you laugh the most?

My family’s dog. I can tell she is doing that from her facial expression, especially when I’m taking photos of her.

 Who should come to see your show and why?

Everyone who is reading this!

Thank you.

 Who are you excited about seeing this year?

There are so many comics I’m going to watch but I’m picking five here. (In alphabetical order)

Cally Beaton: Invisible

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoy the Spotlight Responsibility

Johnny White Really-Really: Unending Torment!

Sarah Kendall: Paper Planes

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

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

Dogs. Many dogs that Pleasance Courtyard is full of dogs.

Describe your perfect day at the Fringe.

It’s a sunny day but not hot, not too cold. Low humidity and not raining but a bit of drizzle around 7pm make people feel like want to be indoor and watch something.

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

Sometimes 30 seconds. Sometimes 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

I finish drink whatever I was drinking before I got on stage. Usually I don’t remember this part. But I think I’m doing it.

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

In Japan, I don’t think we have this game.

What’s your favourite Brexit metaphor?

In Japan, I don’t think we have this game.

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

Audience’s reaction.

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

Last year, I told my agent that I do jogging and I just run in that morning. It was the last time I did it.


Buy tickets for Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo here

7pm | Pleasance Courtyard | 1-11, 13-26 Aug

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