Who? Lucie Pohl
What? Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real
Where? Gilded Balloon Teviot – Turret (Venue 14)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
My feelings are like a like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get but they’re pretty sweet. I’m scared, excited, nervous, sitting on the edge of my seat, enthralled, confused, terrified and so excited I want to kiss a priest.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
The premise is this: In the last 2 years I have become a video game celebrity but my bathtub is in my kitchen. I’m an online hero and a real life zero. What’s real in this weird social media ruled world and what’s fake? I’m asking myself that and at the moment I don’t have the answer. If you think that sounds too heady don’t worry, there will be jokes about my breakdancing vagina.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
The biggest obstacle about putting this show together is putting the show together. I want this show to be really, really, really, really, really, really real and that ain’t easy.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
This will be my fourth time doing the Fringe. I did three consecutive years in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Then for 2 years I experienced what summer is and now I’m back to soak up some more rain, rejection and ramen dinners. After my third year I needed a break from it all and now I’m excited to be back and run around the streets with all the other marvellous nutters who dare to perform in the festival.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I also highly recommend my other show Lucie Pohl’s Immigrant Jam, a mixed bill stand up show with immigrant comics. I run this show monthly in NYC and am bringing it to the Gilded Balloon on three Thursdays during the fringe.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
In Rome shooting a comedy about a woman who becomes a serial killer to get acting roles. It’s the ultimate #MeToo revenge porn flick. Instead of deep throat it’s cut throat. You’re welcome.