Actress and character comic Kat Bond (one half of That Pair) is embarking on a very artistically interesting project at the Edinburgh Festival this year. She has based her debut solo show around one prop: a loo roll. This combination of character comedy, stand up and clowning is set to be packed with energy and original ideas. Kat is performing at the Pleasance Courtyard throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
The thrill of the chase.
2) What is your first Edinburgh show about?
It’s about one woman and her Loo Roll essentially. Pat my alter ego (that’s right I changed one letter of my own name) is trying to put on a show about Loo Roll (why not) and it ends up descending into madness with her trying to find her long lost family in the audience. I play all the versions of my family. It’s a character comedy show.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
People with a sparkle in their eye like it. A glimmer of madness. They love it them lot! My audience are a creative bunch – they made their own loo roll bonnets at Mach Fest this year.
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
Recipe for disaster – mice, one toilet and a man on the edge. Not the title of my next Fringe show but a small insight into my accommodation nightmare.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
Recording a Radio 4 show in a super studio. Hopefully lots more treasure to come. I’m excited.
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
I’ll be seeing James Rowland’s show at Summerhall.
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
Flyers. I just love flyers to be honest. So more paper flyers, just flyers oh and love from lots of audience members please.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?
I imagine if I carry down the toilet theme maybe ‘Kat Bond: Bidet’. Lots of audience members please.