Dutch comedian Micky Overman, who this year was nominated for the Chortle Best Newcomer award, is making her way to Edinburgh for her Fringe debut this August. Her hotly anticipated hour Role Model premieres at the Pleasance Courtyard Bunker Two this year.
Micky spoke with The Fountain about her fears, the premise of the show and her plans for Edinburgh in August.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
Yeah! Well… Yeah. It is exciting, definitely. Terrifying, but exciting.
TF: Role Model certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
It’s a getting-to-know-you kind of show – nothing too serious. It’s about my life as a nanny, and my relationship with the kid. It’s also about my relationship with my parents, my ex-boyfriends and myself.
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
It basically contains every funny story I would ever tell if people could be bothered to listen. What I’m saying is: I’m out of stories, and after this show I will be scraping the barrel.
TF: Have you been to the Fringe before, is there anything you are keen to see whilst in Edinburgh?
I performed at the Fringe last year, so I’m kind of getting the hang of the thing as a whole. It’s intense. I definitely didn’t see as many shows as I wanted last year, so that will be on my list. I’m on at 10.30pm, so I have all day which is good. Also I’ve yet to go up to Arthur’s Seat, and that’s definitely happening this year. No excuses! Unless I’m too sleepy, then maybe not, it sounds exhausting.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond The Fringe?
Keep going. I’m just really excited to get better.
Micky Overman: Role Model, Pleasance Courtyard – Bunker Two, 22.30, 4th – 26th August