Who? Catherine Bohart
Where? Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker 2 (venue 33)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
No! Every year I try to do things to control what I can of the festival like planning exercise and healthy food and lots of self care, by day 3 I’m usually a husk of a person. Also, this is my first year playing with the grown ups (doing an hour) so I have no idea how that will go!
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I’m the bisexual daughter of a Catholic deacon and I have OCD (the real kind, not the “I love a made bed” kind, though I do also love a made bed…) and my show is about how those things all came to a head at the same time and how I dealt with that.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
I’m a perfectionist, the biggest obstacle is my own constant critique. I’m doing my best to let it develop but I have to constantly resist the urge to throw it all away and run for the hills!
Who would most enjoy your show?
My show is as much about family as it is anything else so anyone with one of those. I think it’s bizarre to pigeon hole who your comedy is for. There isn’t a uniform experience for any group of people so I’m going to let the audience decide whether it’s for them. Though obviously, I hope most people enjoy it.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes, so many! I always go to see Felicity Ward when I need to belly laugh and forget about the Fringe, she’s amazing. Also, I’m biased because I’m dating her but Sarah Keyworth’s show is going to be really special and we are on in the same room one after another so you can catch a sapphic a double bill! Larry Dean and I have lots of previews together and his show is hilarious. Rosie Jones, Heidi Regan, Micky Overman, Sindhu Vee, Jake Lambert, there are so many great comics! See as much as you can!
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
Edinburgh is where I fell in love with comedy so I love everything about it. The food, it’s the food.
What are your plans for after the festival?
There’s an after?