Who? Rosie Jones
Where? Pleasance Courtyard – Baby Grand (Venue 33)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Excitement! This will be my second full hour, so I feel like I now know what I’m getting myself into. And it’s also great to work on something new; I think this year’s show will be a lot more honest than I was last year, which is fun.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
If last year’s premise was, ‘how I see the world’, this year’s premise is, ‘how the world sees me’. It’s called Backward and in the show I try to answer the question, ‘am I backwards, or are they?’ and the hilarities which come with being the world’s only Northern, gay, disabled comedian!
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
It’s been a bit tricky to write a show that works for people who saw last year’s show, and, at the same time, works for people who have never seen me before. I still have to ‘address the disabled elephant in the room’, but a lot quicker, and more succinct than I probably have done in previous years.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I think I take it a lot more seriously now. I used to drink every day, and function on two hours sleep – Edinburgh was my party month. But now I make sure that my priority is my show; lots of naps, water and cod liver oil!
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes! Plenty, gosh I don’t know where to start! Helen Bauer, Suzi Ruffell, Jess Fostekew, Jen Brister, Sara Barron, Flo & Joan, Chris Washington, Jordan Brookes… I could go on! All proper funny people.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
Honestly? Right here, same place, preparing for another Edinburgh show; I love it! It gives my year routine, and it’s such a fun month. Ooo, it’s almost here!