Annie McGrath, who performed at the Edinburgh Festival last year with Jack Barry as part of Twins, returns to the Fringe this year with her latest show Ambivert. She will be performing at Just the Tonic at The Mash House throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
It’s like being at university again. You live within walking distance of your friends, and you can go to bed whenever you like!
2) What was your first Edinburgh show about?
Last year was my first solo show in Edinburgh and it was called The Seven Ages of An. The narrative was that I was proving my acting abilities to an old, incredibly successful, school friend… But it was essentially just a parody of observational stand-up told from the perspectives of seven different characters: a seven year old, an 89 year old, a sperm, a ghost, a middle-aged woman, a baby, and a 26 year-old (me… TWIST!).
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
I’m not sure really. I only notice the weird old men who seem too attracted to it.
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
In 2010, there was a night when three of us got locked out and had to sleep outside our flat on a stone spiral staircase.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
My friend Max pissing into a bottle every night backstage before our show because there was no loo in the venue.
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
Mae Martin and Nick Coyle are doing a late night show at City Café called Show Party, which I will definitely be seeing. We did a preview together recently and they are both brilliant.
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
I’m hoping I’ll come back a millionaire. That’s why we do it. For all that sweet ca$h.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about? (If you dare!)
Oh god. I dare to imagine. Maybe in ten years I’ll do a best of. A ten minute show.