EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Kiri Pritchard-McLean
About the show:
Chortle Award nominee Kiri thinks the world revolves around her, but she didn't let that stop her wishing to mentor vulnerable kids. Consequently, she's going to be extremely careful what she wishes for in future. An immoral comedian's morality tale about other people's lack of morals.
Why bring it to Edinburgh?
I hate a suntan and there's no better way to avoid it than moving to Scotland in August and spending most of your days in Basement venues trying to make baffled American families laugh. Also, it's the biggest and best festival in the world and as tiring and heartbreaking as it is, it's also inspiring and galvanising.
What have you been up to since last year's festival?
Oh bloody loads! Had new windows out in the house, ended a seven-year relationship (with a man, not with Ru Paul's drag race or anything. I would never let that out of my life), turned thirty, started drinking green tea and just last week I painted my toenails. Oh wait, professionally? Crikey, well I've appeared on radio 4's The Now Show and The Newsquiz, recorded a third radio series with my sketch group (Gein's Family Giftshop) and increased my car's mileage by 45,000 miles.
What sets it apart from other shows at the Fringe?
Hmm, well, I always wear sequins on stage so I think I can lay claim to being the shiniest show on the fringe? I'm quite a sweaty human too so I'm now positive I'm in the running for that accolade. I also set myself impossible tasks when writing shows, like trying to make sad stories funny, or curing sexism so I'm unusually ambitious/stupid too.
Who would you recommend comes to see you?
I think if you like comedy that's irreverent but challenging come and see me. Also, if you like knob gags come along, or socio- political commentary, there's loads of that. Or you like your comedians sweaty and sparkly, I think that's covered all bases? Essentially, it's a show for everyone and I say that earnestly because I need the numbers.
Timings and ticket information for Kiri Pritchard-McLean are available on the edfringe website.
Photo Credit: Duncan Elliot