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Felicity Ward answers Punchline’s Burning Questions

19 Aug

Photograph of Felicity WardWhat is the best advice for a new performer in Edinburgh?

You will cry. It’s just a matter of when.

What is the best advice for a new festival goer?

You will cry. It’s a matter of when.

What do you have to have in your fridge during August?

The illusion that I will eat salad.

What is the weirdest after-show comment you have had from an audience member?

That was the first boob my son has ever seen.

Which living person would you like to spot in your audience?

A dying, philanthropist billionaire.

What is the best non-Fringe thing about the city of Edinburgh?

Everything. This city is in my bones.

How do you relieve Fringe cabin fever?

Swim in the pool. The rage of people using the lanes incorrectly really transports me from my fringe self-obsession.

Who or what last made you laugh like a hyena at the Fringe?

I saw Rose Matafaeo and Joel Dommett’s shows and I laugh so so hard. Honestly.

Tell us about your 2016 show.

It’s about a lady with control issues who loses her bag… mixed in with some jokes about mental health statistics, suicidal construction workers, women’s pockets and swimming.

What are the best shows at the Fringe apart from yours?

Shows I saw in Australia that are here that I loved were: Zoe Coombs Marr, Susie Yousseff, Nick Cody, Rhys Nicholson, Tom Ballard, Naht Valvo, The Blind Date Project. There are so many. I don’t know how anyone chooses.

When you go home and your friends say “How was Edinburgh?”, what will you say?

A lot less crying than usual. Which is all anyone can truly hope for. #blessed

 

Catch Felicity Ward: 50% More Likely to Die at 9pm at the Pleasance Courtyard until 29 August

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Punchline’s Comedy Recommendations for April

16 Apr

How is it the middle of April already? Before we hurtle towards the summer, here are a few of comedic treats to tempt you this month:

Photograph of Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

If you missed Mark Thomas’ Cuckooed during the Edinburgh Fringe, you can catch him at Traverse until 18 April. More info here

Here’s what the Guardian had to say:

“I am a very good liar, but everything I’m telling you today is true,” says Mark Thomas. It’s a smart start to a clever, funny and angry show. One that is imbued with genuine sadness too. How could you not trust the man after an admission like that? But then liars are often very plausible; they behave in a way that gets us on side, makes us like and trust them. So it’s all the more devastating when we discover that our trust has been misplaced and abused. Full article here

Monday 20 & Wednesday 22 April – Punchline favourite Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen & The Stand, Edinburgh. Go and see the comic who has the balls to talk about subjects most won’t go near. You may or may not agree with him but he’ll make you think and laugh a lot. More info here

Friday 24 April Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh. Romesh is going to be a household name very soon. Catch him along with the talented Suzi Ruffell at the Roxy before he gets super famous… More info here

Photograph of Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence

 

Photograph of Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell

Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell

 

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