Lou Sanders is one of our all time favourite acts; any show of hers is always full of the perfect balance of stupidity and creativity. This year she has won our vote for best show title of the Edinburgh Fringe with “Excuse Me, You’re Sitting on My Penis Again” (Joe Lycett came second with “That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett”). As usual, the title bears little resemblance to the premise: a show about an adult female trying to get into Eton school for boys.
Hello. How are you today?
Terrific today and that’s just the truth about it.
Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?
As soon as I’ve got an ending to my show yes, yes, yes.
At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?
100% (cos I haven’t mentioned I have the no end bit – because I’m a saleswoman).
What are your tips for getting people to see your show?
Be a real sweetie pie to everyone
Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?
Adrian Grenier from Entourage (on the day he’s forgotten his trousers).
Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?
Some absolute legends: Annie, Jack, Lolly and Liam are their Christian names. And we are going to stoke each other’s hair and braid it.
Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?
What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?
Never been. Maverick I know. I would have fake cheese and tomato. Unless I’m drunk then real cheese or prawns.
Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.
I can suggest some podcasts if that’s what you’re hinting at? Elis James and John Robins’ XFM podcast, invisibilia (especially the batman one) and of course This American Life’. Also I’ll tell you what else is nice – a lovely Epsom salt bath.
Lou Sanders: Excuse Me, You’re Sitting on My Penis Again
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe
7-18, 20-30 August, 5.30pm