Who are we? What are we doing here? Do you like Alice Snedden? And what are you saying behind her back? Let’s all get together and definitively find out if she is the best or worst person you know. Those are the only options. Step into her Absolute Monster crisis for laughs and giggles over August in Edinburgh. Alice Spoke with The Fountain about the show and her tips for performers.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how excited are you?
I’m too excited, it’s a problem. I can’t sleep at night. I’m thinking about the Fringe all day, when are they gonna call, are they thinking about me, should I reach out to them or play hard to get? I’m obsessed.
TF: Your show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
It’s a stand up comedy show that questions what it means to be a good person and argues that maybe I’m one of the best out there.
TF: And what drove the project, where do your influences lie?
A genuine identity crisis and a corresponding deadline. I’m not sure where my influences lie – in bed?
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
My big tip would just be to enjoy it as much as possible and try not to get too wound up about how it’s going. And read every review, because they represent the objective and final truth.
TF: And what are your future plans, beyond the Fringe?
Marriage, kids, home ownership. More immediately, I’m back to New Zealand to film the second series of my show Alice Snedden’s Bad News.
You can see Alice Sneddon: Absolute Monster at Pleasance Bunker One from 31st July – 25th August at 9:45pm. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com