South African stand up Pierre Novellie claims to provide observational comedy for audiences that think they hate observational comedy. Nominated for the Best Club Comedian award by Chortle in both 2016 and 2017, Novellie is clearly a competent performer with something extra about him. Pierre will be performing at the Pleasance Courtyard throughout August.
1) What excites you most about the Edinburgh Festival?
It’s sort of the Olympics of comedy – a month of solid gigs and seeing comedy friends from around the world.
2) What was your first Edinburgh show about?
It was a “best of” show of my first four years of stand up and writing.
3) Does your comedy attract a certain type of audience?
Nerds and other people with weird food issues.
4) What is the worst experience you’ve had with Edinburgh accommodation?
I think sleeping on a tiny sofa in a kitchenette full of mice up seven flights of stairs is up there.
5) What is your most treasured memory of your comedy career so far?
Meeting and eventually working with Adam Buxton!
6) What show will you definitely be seeing at the festival this year?
Evelyn Mok’s debut show looks great from the bits I’ve seen
7) What do you hope to gain from the Edinburgh Festival this year?
More fans, more work!
8) What do you imagine your last ever show will be about?