Who? Tori Scott
What? Tori Scott is #Thirsty
Where? Underbelly, Bristo Square (venue 302)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
I am as prepared as I can be having never been to the Fringe or to Scotland. But, I feel like I’ve been preparing for this for several years now! Plus, I really needed to take a break from Trump for a little while.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It is an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs I stole from other people. I’m backed by my band The Shame Spirals and for an hour I will sing, drink vodka, and share self-deprecating stories while celebrating my poor life choices.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
It honestly depends on the day. Some days, I feel like my biggest obstacle is figuring out what I’m wearing. On another day, I feel like my jokes won’t land or be understood. But by far the biggest has been money. I’m so grateful to everyone who supported our Kickstarter. We raised over £17,000 pounds to bring #Thirsty to the Fringe and I will think of everyone who supported me every day that I’m in Edinburgh.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Everyone who is of drinking age will enjoy this show! I assure you!
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I highly recommend Lady Rizo. She also performs at Joe’s Pub at the Public in New York which is my artistic home and she is a delight. I’m very excited about the other comedians coming! Kate Berlant and Janeane Garofalo are top of my list!
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
Well since I’ve never been, I don’t have a favorite thing yet. But, I look forward to discovering my favorite things… which will probably include a pub.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Before I head back to New York, I’m excited to spend a couple days in London and then take the train to Paris. I’ve never been to Paris! The fact that you can take a 2 hour train to Paris is unreal. The only place I can get to by train in 2 hours from NYC is New Jersey and no one wants that.