Njambi McGrath’s latest show, Breaking Black, examines her experiences as a woman born in Kenya and living in the UK, and considers the effects of a post-Brexit Britain on the way immigrants are treated within their own country. Njambi will be performing her free show at Laughing Horse at The Counting House throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
The craziness of everything that is weird and unacceptable anywhere else becomes the norm, creating a warped reality.
2) What was your first Edinburgh show about?
It was quite sombre because it was about mass murder of people.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
Arriving at the flat with the keys sent to me only to realise they didn’t work and could not get hold of the agent. Luckily I found out there was a spare key in the cafe downstairs by chance.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
When a little kid came up to after my Africa Weird and Wonderful shows and said ‘you said you were homesick, I want to give you a hug’.
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
Experience, patience and shout above everyone else.
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?