Who? Rhys Nicholson
Where? Underbelly, Bristo Square (venue 302)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
There is absolutely no way to prepare yourself for that festival. It’s a conundrum wrapped in a riddle wrapped in rain clouds. This is my sixth year and every time I tell myself I’m going to eat healthily this time. I’ll climb Arthur’s seat everyday… yeah, sure I will… I’ll look after myself and eat well… sure. Then on my second day there I see a food truck that is selling deep fried ice cream out of a cup made of pork rinds and I realise all is lost and I just submit.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I don’t know really. We recently had marriage equality passed in my country so I talk a little bit about that. I mostly talk about myself. Is that an answer? I am the premise? Like most of my shows, this show is about my penis and how it relates to others.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
There’s a part in the show where I talk about my life being threatened by a man with a neck tattoo on a train. That was a pretty big obstacle I suppose. Thinking I was going to be murdered. Also sometimes the the microphone smells funny.
Who would most enjoy your show?
A 32 year old female, about 5 ft 7inches tall named Helen. And gays. Bring all of your gays.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Oh I have loads. Please go see Eli Matthewson from New Zealand, Rose Matafeo has one of my favourite shows this year, Joe Sutherland, Daniel Connell and my friend Amy Annette hosts this great show called What Women Want. Go to all of these.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city
I like how old everything is. Guys, it’s so old there. Like, very, very old. There are pubs older than my country. I can drink a can of coke in a building that has stood for longer than Australia has has the oppression of it’s indigenous people. What a world.
What are your plans for after the festival?
I was thinking I might wander into the ocean in a wedding dress.