Naomi Petersen Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Because I’ve spent quite a lot of money on this and it’s too late to back out now.

What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year? 

Anxiety, Pizza Express, a gnome and a perverted French 13 year old. Some tasty golden nuggets right there.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

I was standing in The Pleasance Courtyard with my boyfriend and a friendly Scottish man came up to him and bellowed ‘Where did you get that cardigan from? It’s great’ before pausing and then screaming ‘NOOOOOOOTTT!’ into his face. It was 2:30pm on a Monday. Surreal.

When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?

The ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ maze ride at Thorpe Park. It’s really shit and that would have made it a bit more exciting.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

My PR guys for hooking me up with this ace quiz.

Three shows you must see this Fringe? 

Lazy Susan, Alison Thea Skot and The Free Association: Jacuzzi for the best improv in town. (Okay I’m in that one but it’s going to be proper good).

The one person you’d love to see your show and why?

My friend Ryan because he has been promising he’ll come to one of my gigs since September.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

Because it’s got a bit of everything: story-telling, character, sketch, improv, musical comedy and a whisker of stand-up! Kerching!

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Go to the cinema. It’s amazing, it’s just like being in London.

Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting? 

Why can’t I have a dinner party now, while I’m alive? I’ll probs just have a few close friends round and do a lovely salmon dish, then play Carcassone.


Naomi Petersen: I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, 3:30pm, Pleasance Courtyard.

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