Who? Olivia Rhee
What? Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist, Big O Makes It in New York… or, Does She?
Where? Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix (venue 146)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
I hope so! I have an open mind and so do not have any idea what it has in store for me, but I welcome it with open arms… Love conquers all…
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I think the title of my show says a lot: Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist. Big O makes it in New York… or does she? It is my comedy debut and so introduces me, a (Korean-American) lady, into the Comedy World. I talk about topics such as my culture, my food (kimchi, etc.), my relationships, my career, and my life this past year… a lot in an hour? Yes, but entertainingly so.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Finding venues to host my preview shows and making my jokes funnier
Who would most enjoy your show?
Anyone who has a dream, has ever had a dream, and who enjoys learning about other cultures and getting free healthy tips and who enjoy laughing at me.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes, 1) Baby Wants Candy; 2) One Woman Sex and the City; 3) Even more Naked: Lucy Frederick; 4) Dave Chawner: Mental; 5) Cow Café Cabaret Show at Midnight; 6) Croft and Pierce: Comedy Sketch Duo; 7) Falling with Style: David von Jones; 8) Kimono My Comedy Show: Martin Angolo.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
How beautiful it is, with its hills and castle; and the people are friendly, I feel safe here, although I had a stalker the other night… (for the first time in the 9 years that I’ve been coming to the Fringe).
What are your plans for after the festival?
I will go back to work so that I can make enough money to do what I love, which is to perform on stage. If my show does well and is discovered by a wealthy billionaire producer, I hope to take my show on a World Tour!